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March is awareness month for Colon Cancer. This is one of the most deadly forms of cancer but doesn’t have to be. This is also one of the most treatable forms of cancer if detected early. It does require a medical procedure for early detection that is covered by many of the insurance companies. If all is well then the procedure only needs to be done once every 10 years. You should start the screening process when you turn 50 years old, however some may need to start sooner if they have other c...
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New Options for Check In

Published: June 23, 2020 |
Digestive Health Clinic, LLC & Idaho Endoscopy Center, LLC are pleased to introduce two new check in options for your convenience: UStart and UArrive. We have partnered with Otech to provide these new technologies.
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YES, We Are Open!

Published: May 04, 2020 |
As our State begins the reopen plan, we are taking a staged approach to expanding our services while maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
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Published: March 13, 2020 |
Digestive Health Clinic, LLC & Idaho Endoscopy Center, LLC have had the pleasure of providing the highest quality GI care in the Treasure Valley for the past 42 years. The health and safety of our patients and employees has always been our top priority.
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Published: March 05, 2020 |
How is coronavirus transmitted? Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs and can infect people in close contact (within 6 feet). Touching contaminated surfaces before touching your eyes/nose/mouth might also lead to infection.
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Published: January 22, 2020 |
Recent news has brought a heartburn medication into the media. Brand name Zantac and otherwise known as Ranitidine is a heartburn medication known as a H2 or histamine-2 blocker to decrease the acid in the stomach. This over the counter and prescription medication has found to contain an impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in low quantities. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies NDMA as a probable human carcinogen. NDMA is located in the environment and can be found in ...
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Celiac Disease

Published: August 09, 2019 |
Recently at DHC’s Lunch-N-Learn, our very own DNP, Nancy L’Heureux presented to us the gluten-sensitive disease known as celiac. Nancy explained the details of the disease, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Read on to find out the highlights of Nancy’s presentation.
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Published: April 17, 2019 |
Treatment Option for Blockages of the Bile or Pancreatic Ducts ERCP, which stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, is a minimally invasive procedure performed by gastroenterologists in order to relieve blockages within the bile or pancreatic ducts (the tubes that carry bile from the liver and digestive juices from the pancreas into the small intestine). Common causes of these obstructions are stones, strictures, or tumors.
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What is GERD?

Published: March 18, 2019 |
Gastroesophageal reflux disease represents the abnormal passage of stomach contents (including acid) Into the esophagus. When this happens some patients experience heartburn, which is a burning in the mid abdomen–sometimes radiating up the chest. In addition to heartburn, patients may also experience regurgitation of stomach contents into their mouth or lungs (called aspiration), swallowing problems, chest pain, sinus symptoms, hoarseness, worsening reactive airways disease/asthma, and loss ...
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Published: January 20, 2019 |
Diverticulosis is a condition in which small, sac-like pouches protrude out of the colon wall. These pouches are called diverticula and are incredibly common. About 60% of people will develop diverticulosis by the time they reach age 60. Once formed, these pouches do not go away. Diverticulosis is frequently found during a routine screening colonoscopy. For most people, diverticulosis will never cause any symptoms and does not need further monitoring or medical treatment. Complications of divert...
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