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Coffee and bowl movements
on Wed, June 29, 2016
It’s no secret that caffeine stimulates the brain. But for many, that morning cup of Joe also wakes up the other end of the body, prompting a timely bowel...
Colonoscopy
on Mon, June 13, 2016
Ask anyone who has undergone a colonoscopy and they’ll likely tell you, “The procedure is piece of cake. The worst part is the preparation.” Patients...
Heart attack vs. reflux
on Tue, April 26, 2016
Several years ago while at work at Via Christi, I felt like I was experiencing the common symptoms of a heart attack: tightness and the feeling of someone...
Gallbladder attack
on Mon, February 22, 2016
With more than half a million procedures each year, gallbladder removal surgery is one of the most common operations performed annually. Yet, many people...
Perforated stomach
on Fri, December 18, 2015
If you’ve been experiencing continuing severe stomach pain, there’s a chance it could be a perforated stomach. If that’s the case, it’s important to seek a...
Glenna Pentola
on Fri, December 18, 2015
Every November since 1942 when she married, Glenna Pentola has made dozens of French cookies. At age 94, she’s making 45 dozen of them for children,...
on Mon, November 16, 2015
People spend a lot of time making last-minute preparations to ensure a memorable vacation. But, what they may not bargain for is constipation putting a damper...
on Wed, November 11, 2015
If you’ve been experiencing continuing abdominal pain, there’s a chance it could be diverticulitis. If that’s the case, it’s important to seek a medical...
on Wed, November 11, 2015
In the backyard of her rural Crawford County, Kansas, home, Tara Stanley pulls back the string on her bow, takes aim at a target, and lets the arrow fly....
on Thu, August 20, 2015
An estimated 18 million adults in the United States suffer from bowel control problems. Bowel incontinence is the inability to control movements, causing stool...

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