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Treating hemorrhoidal disease: Conservative vs. surgical approaches

Hemorrhoidal disease affects about 10 million people per year in the U.S., but many people aren't aware of the many effective treatment options that are available.

Cancer; Digestive

No colostomy bag after colorectal cancer surgery? Avoid it with this advanced procedure

Young patients may worry that having colon surgery will require them to wear a colostomy bag. But Linda Farkas, M.D., says 80-90% of patients won't need one. Learn more.

Diet and Nutrition; Digestive; Mental Health; Pediatrics

What causes GI issues in teens – and how to get them to talk about it

For some students, heading back to school sparks excitement. For others, it's a source of new or worsening gastrointestinal pain. In this week’s MedBlog, Nandini Channabasappa, M.D., discusses why school stress can provoke GI issues and how to treat them.

Cancer; Prevention

Does high-fructose corn syrup cause colon cancer? 6 tips for millennials

By 2030, researchers expect up to a 90 percent increase in colon cancer diagnoses in millennials. But why? In this MedBlog, Syed Kazmi, M.D., discusses whether the U.S. food staple high-fructose corn syrup is to blame and offers tips for millennials to reduce their risk. Learn more.

Digestive

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Magdalena Espinoza

Dr. Magdalena Espinoza is a gastroenterologist with expertise in treating digestive and liver conditions. She practices at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Frisco, Texas.