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  • 45 is the new 50!

    The American Cancer Society is now recommending Americans at average risk for colorectal cancer begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 45 rather than age 50. Through extensive analysis and research, the American Cancer Society has come to the conclusion that lowering the starting age for …

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  • Do you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and are wondering what you should or shouldn’t eat?

    Possible Trigger Foods for IBD from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation: Dietary fiber found in plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains is important for digestion, but during IBD flares or strictures can cause worsening symptoms. Soluble fiber may help reduce diarrhea, examples …

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  • This is what it would be like to live without a stomach

    It’s hard to stomach the thought. But for the estimated 26,000 people who will be diagnosed with stomach cancer this year, it could be their only chance at survival.

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  • Have you tried Kiwi for constipation?

    An article by the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition called “Kiwifruit improves bowel function in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation” reported a study that found that two kiwifruit a day for four weeks decreased colon transit, increased defecation frequency, and improved bowel …

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  • Simple Zucchini Noodles

    Simple Zucchini Noodles This is the first year of having a garden and I’ve been growing a lot of zucchinis and have been tryingto find new recipes. As a pasta lover and always hearing about zucchini noodles, I decided to give it a try without …

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  • Dr. Hakim is Nominated for ACG Governor of Northern Florida

    Gastroenterology Associates and The Endoscopy Center would like to congratulate Fares S. Hakim, M.D. on his nomination for American College of Gastroenterology Governor of Northern Florida. It is an honor and a privilege to serve in this leadership position. Dr. Hakim, along with his partners …

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  • Gastroenterology Associates achieved a 100% score for the Quality category of MIPS

    Gastroenterology Associates of Pensacola achieved a 100% score for the Quality performance category through Three Facet Data Mining to identify custom codes and terminology used in their EHR and practice management system. 

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  • Here’s why every baby boomer should be tested for hepatitis C

    At your annual physical, it’s standard for the doctor to check your weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. But if you were born between 1945 and 1965, you should consider asking your doctor for another test: one for hepatitis C.  

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  • Zucchini Tortillas

    We are always looking for ways to substitute the carbohydrates without just eating plain, raw vegetables, check out this recipe that is delicious by Shira RD.   She has a book out called The Food Therapist and a great blog with a lot of Paleo Recipes! …

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  • Onion and Garlic, Could these be exacerbating my IBS?

    Onion and garlic are both items that should be excluded while undergoing a low FODMAP diet. They contain fructo-oligosaccharides, which are difficult to digest in the small intestines, causing fermentation of gut bacteria, and worsening of IBS symptoms. Onion and garlic are commonly used seasonings, …

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