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Learn About the Importance of a Colonoscopy
March 27, 2017

Learn About the Importance of a Colonoscopy

Dr. Ravi Ganeshappa with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants and Dr. Manuel Vogt with San Antonio Medical Associates join us for a video discuss the importance of a colonoscopy and answer frequently asked questions from patients about the procedure.

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This Simple Test Could Save Your Life
March 20, 2017

This Simple Test Could Save Your Life

If someone told you that there is a simple screening test available that actually saves lives, would you make that test a priority? We have good news for you! That test does exist, and it should be a crucial part of your healthcare routine once you turn 50.

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Let’s Celebrate A Healthy Digestive System
March 6, 2017

Let’s Celebrate A Healthy Digestive System

If you’re looking for something to celebrate this March, make an appointment with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants and celebrate Colon Cancer Awareness Month with a screening colonoscopy! It’s probably not a celebration you’ve ever heard of or considered, but it’s time to change that. 

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What Baby Boomers Should Know About Hep C
February 20, 2017

What Baby Boomers Should Know About Hep C

It seems strange to think that you could be carrying a serious disease in your body for years without ever knowing, but that can sometimes be the case with those who are living with hepatitis C.

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African Americans Are At Higher Risk For Colon Cancer
February 13, 2017

African Americans Are At Higher Risk For Colon Cancer

Researchers are not sure why colon cancers affect African Americans differently from other races, but we do know that as a group they are diagnosed earlier and also have a lower survival rate than other races. This holds true even if you factor in access to medical care and health insurance coverage. So until the mystery is solved, what can you, as an African American do?

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Is There A Link Between Heart Disease and Colon Cancer?
February 6, 2017

Is There A Link Between Heart Disease and Colon Cancer?

February is Heart Awareness Month. If you’re looking for a reason to start the new year off with getting in shape, eating well, and starting an exercise routine, one additional reason you can add to your list is that it can reduce the risk of heart disease and colon cancer. 

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Aging And GI Issues: Colon Cancer
January 23, 2017

Aging And GI Issues: Colon Cancer

How many times have you gone to the doctor and had them ask about your level of physical activity? For most, it is a question that is asked at virtually all well visits, annual physical exams, and preventative screening appointments. Why is this question so important?

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Aging and GI Issues: Probiotics
January 16, 2017

Aging and GI Issues: Probiotics

The struggle with aging is that everything in your body undergoes changes – your bones, your skin, your joints, and even your digestive system. These changes often occur at different rates and stages in your life, so it’s extremely important to understand the best ways to keep all those individual moving parts at their optimal health and keep your body running as best as you can. 

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Aging and GI Issues: Constipation
January 10, 2017

Aging and GI Issues: Constipation

 As we age, the one thing health-wise that we can rely on is a constant flux in our bodies and the way they operate. One of those changes is a distinct difference in digestive health functions.

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