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3May 3, 2020

Heartburn – Overview

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Heartburn - Overview An Article by Dr. William D. Lyday Heartburn or GERD (Gastro-Esophageal - Reflux - Disease) is a very common problem.  In America, more than 60 million adults suffer symptoms of acid reflux each month. Acid reflux symptoms can begin as early as infancy, but symptoms usually stop as the child grows older. Pregnant women are more at risk for acid reflux. In fact, 25% of [...]

19April 19, 2020

Colon Cancer – Environmental Factors That Raise Risk

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Colon Cancer Environmental Factors That Raise Risk An Article by Dr. William D. Lyday Colon Cancer or Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is unfortunately a common occurrence in the US and can be deadly if left untreated. This cancer originates in the cells lining the colon. It is thought that over time, environmental exposures - what we eat, drink and ingest- can cause a series of genetic mutations within the [...]

6April 6, 2020

Barrett’s Esophagus – Surveillance and Management

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Barrett's Esophagus Surveillance and Management An Article by Dr. William D. Lyday Overview Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition caused by chronic heartburn. Years of acid and bile injury refluxing from the stomach into the esophagus results in a change called metaplasia where the normal squamous cells that usually line the esophagus are transformed to columnar cells. This cellular change can only be seen when looking at tissue [...]

22March 22, 2020

Barrett’s Esophagus

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Barrett's Esophagus An Article by Dr. William D. Lyday Barrett's esophagus is a common condition affecting the esophagus and its management remains controversial in the medical community. Barrett's is considered a pre-cancer and clearly elevates the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma in carriers of this condition. In this post, we will attempt to summarize the risk factors associated with Barrett's esophagus, who should undergo screening, and how is Barrett's [...]

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