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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States.

Study finds major increase in celiac disease cases
Digestive Health SmartBrief | 07/08/2009
Gluten intolerance is four times more common today than it was in the 1950s, according to a Mayo Clinic study of blood samples taken from Air Force recruits 50 years ago. Rapid changes in eating habits and food processing may be part of the reason for the increase in celiac cases, the lead researcher said.

General Mills rolling out gluten-free products
Digestive Health SmartBrief | 07/08/2009
Gluten-free Chex cereal and Betty Crocker mixes have been launched with little fanfare by General Mills for consumers who have celiac disease, gluten intolerance or others who follow a gluten-free diet. Customers are so eager for the products that the company chose to forgo a costly ad campaign.

Constipation may be common, but still misunderstood
It may be a common ailment, but there are a lot of misconceptions about constipation and how to treat it. As for stools, consistency is more important than frequency when determining constipation. As for treatment, begin by adding fiber to your diet and use an over-the-counter laxative as needed. A doctor visit is needed for chronic constipation. The Boston Globe
Source: American College of Gastroenterology Digestive Disease SmartBrief

A guide to understanding hepatitis C
Only about 20% of patients with hepatitis C actually are diagnosed with the disease, which is a leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer and results in up to 10,000 deaths a year in the U.S., one expert says. Prevention includes avoiding high-risk behaviors, such as intravenous drug use with shared needles or unprotected sex. Hepatitis C can be treated, but the success of therapy depends in part on the specific type of HCV an individual has. St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)
Source: erican College of Gastroenterology Digestive Disease SmartBrief

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To schedule an office appointment by phone please call:
(757) 627-6416 Norfolk
(757) 436-3285 Chesapeake

Established patients may request appointments online by visiting our EMR Online Patient Portal.

Physicians may fax requests for appointments and Open Access Colonoscopy to either office:

Fax: (757) 627-3709 Norfolk
Fax: (757) 436-2262 Chesapeake

400 Gresham Drive, Suite 303 Norfolk, VA 23507
Ph: (757) 627-6416 | Billing: (757) 627-9986
Fax: (757) 627-3709
113 Gainsborough Sq., Ste. 100, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Ph: (757) 436-3285 | Billing: (757) 627-9986
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