Category Archives: colon

ADHD evaluation

I recently went to a lecture on ADHD.   There are different ADHD subtypes: combined (hyperactivity with impulsivity), predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive without impulsivity.  The ADHD with hyperactivity is most likely diagnosed because of the child’s attention-getting (conduct disorder) behavior.  Stimulants … Continue reading

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How to pick a probiotic?

How to pick a probiotic? Did you know that in 2012 3.8 million adults and 300,000 children were known to be taking probiotics?!  This is a 400% increase in 5 years. What does a probiotic do?  It transiently changes the … Continue reading

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More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!

More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!  I am a myth-buster of preventive care ideas.   //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: “ca-pub-7405337964326057”, enable_page_level_ads: true }); Are you a woman (at routine risk and) concerned about getting ovarian … Continue reading

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Fecal transplant, anyone?!

Fecal transplant, anyone?  Yes, this is a viable treatment.Fecal transplantation is used to treat an intestinal infection called Clostridium difficile or “c. diff.” The clinical spectrum of C. difficile infection can vary from asymptomatic or mild diarrhea all the way … Continue reading

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Traveler’s diarrhea

Summer is traveling season. . . this brings up the age-old question of … What to do to avoid diarrhea?  What to take?  When to take it? What is traveler’s diarrhea?  It is defined as passing 3 or more loose … Continue reading

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Here’s an app to help with pre-colonoscopy prep!

What will they think of next? There is now a smartphone app that gives bowel prep step-by-step instructions. You can even input the bowel prep prescribed and time of the endoscopy and then instructions and alerts will help guide you. … Continue reading

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Traveler’s diarrhea

Summer is traveling season. . . this brings up the age-old question of … What to do to avoid diarrhea?  What to take?  When to take it? What is traveler’s diarrhea (TD)?  It is defined as passing 3 or more … Continue reading

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