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Jumpstart Your Holiday Weight Loss on KLFY

With gatherings of family and friends and holiday office parties, there’s no shortage of delicious foods and seasonal treats! But for many, holiday weight gain is a major concern—especially if you already have a couple pounds you’d like to lose. Doctors Jacob Karr and Eric Trawick sat down with KLFY’s Megan Kelly to discuss the ReShape Dual Weight Loss Balloon procedure, a noni...
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Stretta Procedure for GERD

  The holiday season has arrived! Fried turkey, rice dressing and gumbo...oh my! The holiday season is here. While that means great food and football, for six out of 10 adults, that also means heartburn season is here. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a condition in which the contents of the stomach reflux (flow backwards) into the esophagus. The most common sympt...
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GERD Featurette on KLFY

Spicy food lovers are no stranger to heartburn and acid reflux, but if symptoms are frequent, it could be a sign of a more serious issue. Lifestyle changes can help to reduce the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but long-term acid exposure can damage esophageal cells and potentially lead to cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment of GERD can help to prevent any permanen...
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Simple Steps to Prevent Heartburn On Katc

Spicy, greasy foods and late-night snacking are some of the most common causes of heartburn. Heartburn, although common, can lead to other serious health conditions - especially if left untreated. Rather than simply managing heartburn with over-the-counter medications, it’s important to identify and treat the root cause of your heartburn and other GERD-related sy...
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Colon Cancer Awareness Month - Time to Kick Cancer in the Butt!

  March is Colon Cancer Awareness month—and time to “kick cancer in the butt.” We want you to be aware of some important facts regarding the need for early colorectal cancer screening:     Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death when numbers for men and women are combined.1 For our comm...
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Can Inflammation Harm Your Health?

Inflammation means “set afire.” Sometimes you notice the symptoms and sometimes there are no signs at all. Please have regular checkups including your colonoscopy. Chronic inflammation is linked to ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, IBD Inflammatory bowel disease. Some symptoms are abdominal pain, cramping, and diarrhea. This is because your body’s immune system mistakenly attacks th...
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Little Known Facts about Your Stomach

It only takes 2 -3 seconds for food to reach your stomach. Digestion starts in the stomach, but it mixes with the digestives juices in the small intestine. There the nutrients are absorbed and the waste goes to the colon. Your stomach is the size of your fist. Do you know what other organ is also the same size as your fist? That’s right, the heart. So let’s take care of both. Another r...
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Home Remedies

I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) What can I do at home? Probiotics – probiotics contain living organisms (Yeast). These are the good bacteria that helps digestion. Add these to milk or yogurt. Licorice – “grandmaw” advice. There is no scientific effect but some people find relief Peppermint Oil – Small doses of peppermint oil may ease pain and bloating. Chamomile Tea – Th...
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IBD versus IBS: What is the difference

IBD is not IBS IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Many people have this common problem. These conditions will last no longer than 2-3 weeks, then your body regulates and you go back to normal. Example: drinking water from another country. IBD is Inflammatory Bowel Disease. These are chronic diseases. Those who have IBD will have to live a major part of their lives dealing with it every day. ...
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