Posts By: Shiela Rhoads, M.D.

Check on your colon

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined. This year, approximately 140,000 new cases of CRC will be diagnosed, and 56,000 people will die from the disease. Regular screening is essential and is beneficial for two main reasons: colorectal cancer is preventable…
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A gluten-free me: A spotlight on celiac disease

Gluten is a protein primarily found in wheat, rye and barley. The purpose of gluten is to help maintain the food’s shape. Some of the most common gluten heavy foods are breads, pastas, cereals, sauces, salad dressings and beer. You may have noticed more “gluten free” options in your local grocery store or on restaurant…
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