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2014-01-15 23:28:29

Following the November 18th Wire article, titled “When is the Right Time to Talk about Anal Fissures?” HTG revealed key differences between traditional hemorrhoid symptoms and symptoms caused by anal fissures. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Hemorrhoid Treatment Group (HTG), a site devoted to providing hemorrhoid treatment and prevention information, recently revealed the key differences between the symptoms of hemorrhoids and the symptoms of anal fissures. The revelation came...

Probiotic Supplementation For Infants
2014-01-15 05:08:26

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Giving probiotics to babies within the first three months of their lives may reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disorders as well as lower associated costs, according to a new study by Flavia Indrio, M.D. of the Also Moro University of Bari, Italy and colleagues. During the first six months of life, the most common gastrointestinal disorders often needing a pediatrician referral include infant colic, acid reflux and constipation....

2014-01-14 23:03:54

gMed welcomes a large number of new clients to its customer base as the company continues to grow. Weston, FL (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 gMed a gastroenterology specific EHR company is proud to announce its best sequence of consecutive quarters in company history. gMed, a market leader in gastroenterology has added significant additions to its client base, including: a university health system, numerous private physician offices with locations in multiple states and several ambulatory...

2014-01-14 23:03:36

UVA researchers, collaborators ID cause of oral vaccine failure. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators have identified why oral vaccinations for polio and rotavirus are far less effective in the developing world than in the West. The culprits: malnutrition, diarrhea and abbreviated breastfeeding. Polio vaccines given orally to children in the developing world are only about half as effective as in...

2014-01-13 23:00:10

Following the Ingredients Network article titled “Gastrointestinal Side Effects of Antibiotics Reduced by Probiotics” and published on December 17th, Hemorrhoid Treatment Group stressed the vast importance of maintaining digestive health. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Hemorrhoid Treatment Group, recognizing the potential cause and effect relationship between digestive issues and the development of hemorrhoids, urged readers to consider the importance of maintaining digestive...

2014-01-13 08:29:42

- Highlights will include first interim phase 3 data for ITCA 650, the Company's novel once or twice-yearly GLP-1 receptor agonist for type 2 diabetes. Data will show up to six months of treatment results from Intarcia's global Phase 3 clinical trial program known as FREEDOM - BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that Chairman, President and CEO Kurt Graves will present a Company overview today at the J.P. Morgan 32nd Annual Healthcare...

2014-01-12 23:03:08

Following Sunday World’s December 16th article, titled “I Have an Anal Fissure, Have You Come Across This?” HTG urged readers to ask three questions to accurately identify hemorrhoids. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Hemorrhoids can appear to be a number of other medical conditions, including anal fissures, because of this, Hemorrhoid Treatment Group (HTG) urged readers to ask three questions to determine the likelihood of an ailment being hemorrhoid trouble or another...

2014-01-12 23:01:27

MarketReportsOnline.com offers “Global Ostomy Care Market: Trends & Opportunities (2012-2017)” research report that provides in depth analysis of the global Ostomy market with a discussion on types of Ostomy and associated surgical procedures. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 The report titled "Global Ostomy Care Market: Trends & Opportunities (2012-2017)" provides an in-depth analysis of the global Ostomy market with a discussion on types of Ostomy and...

2014-01-12 23:00:14

The IBS Miracle designed by James Walden is the latest program that teaches people how to get relief from their irritable bowel syndrome naturally without any medication. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if The IBS Miracle is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects people’s large intestine (colon). IBS commonly causes bloating gas, cramping, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and constipation....

FDA Warns Of Laxatives
2014-01-10 11:28:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Citing 13 deaths connected to the use of sodium phosphate laxatives, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning that the constipation-relieving drugs should be used in strict accordance with all directions and warnings. The federal agency said the drugs should be taken as a single dose once per day and used for no more than three days. If consumers do not have a bowel movement after taking a single dose, they should not...


Latest Gastroenterology Reference Libraries

Duodenal Atresia
2013-07-19 15:38:56

Duodenal atresia is a congenital closure of the lumen of the duodenum, which is the first portion of the small intestine and is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter. During fetal development, the duodenum develops from the posterior portion of the foregut and the anterior portion of the midgut. The liver and pancreas originate from the diverticulum arising from the ventral part of the duodenum, and the bile duct runs along the ventral free side of the duodenum. Rotation and...

Small Intestine
2013-03-04 15:13:09

The small intestine is the part of the digestive tract that follows the stomach and is followed by the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average between 22 feet 6 inches and 24 feet 4 inches. It is composed of three distinct structural parts; the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The duodenum is the part of the intestine where most chemical breakdown happens; it is also the shortest part of the intestine. It starts at the duodenal bulb and stops...

Stomach
2013-03-04 14:34:35

The stomach is the hollow organ that helps along digestion after mastication (chewing). It is the next step after the esophagus and before the small intestines. Formation and Orientation The stomach is composed of four parts. The cardia is the first part of the stomach in the digestive tract. It is the part of the stomach that allows the food to empty from the esophagus. The most northern part of the stomach is the Fundus. This section is the part that creates the curved part of the...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Esophagus
2012-07-01 19:23:24

The Esophagus is an organ which consists of a muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach. During swallowing, food passes from the mouth through the pharynx into the esophagus and travels to the stomach via peristalsis -- a radially symmetrical contraction and relaxation of muscles that propagate in a wave downward. The word esophagus is derived from the Greek word oisophagos, meaning “entrance for eating.” In humans the esophagus is continuous with the...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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