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By Kaitlin Wanta, DO
Polyps are often discussed when talking about colorectal cancer or its screening tests including a colonoscopy. While you may be familiar with the term, you may not know what a polyp is, how it forms and what you can do to prevent them. Gastroenterologist, Kaitlin Wanta, DO, shares what you should know about polyps and some tips to prevent them.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology
It’s no secret that completing preventive screenings, like a colonoscopy, significantly lowers your risk of developing (or dying from) colorectal cancer. Even though it has been proven to be an extremely effective way to prevent colorectal cancer, nearly a third of eligible adults have not completed their colonoscopy. To encourage you to complete your screening, our board-certified Gastroenterologists offer their reBUTTals to some of the most common excuses used to delay getting a colonoscopy.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & General Health

By Rebecca Downey, RDN
Your lifestyle and nutrition may be more connected than you realize. Registered dietitian, Rebecca Downey, shares insights on what your cravings are telling you and tips to improve your health.
Topics and Subtopics: Diet & Nutrition & General Health

By Eva Chatman, MD
Reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption has become increasingly popular. There are several reasons to scale back your alcohol intake, especially to better your health. Family Medicine physician, Eva Chatman, MD, discusses the growing “sober-curious” trend and its health benefits.
Topics and Subtopics: Diet & Nutrition & General Health

By Christopher Ochoa, MD
For many, breathing requires little effort or thought. For some, however, stress and anxiety can lead to short, rapid breathing which can worsen these symptoms. A great way to avoid feelings of stress, anxiety and shortness of breath is to consciously focus on the breaths you take each day.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Respiratory Problems

With the new year in full swing, many of us are beginning changes we would like to make. Obesity Medicine Physician, Dr. Katie Rosenfeld, shares tips to support your loved ones with their health and wellness goals.

By Jihad Kudsi, MD
If you have been unsuccessful in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight using diet and lifestyle modifications, you may want to consider additional treatment options, including bariatric (weight loss) surgery. In addition to being one of the most effective, long-lasting ways to treat obesity and achieve your weight loss goals, bariatric surgery provides health benefits that go well beyond weight loss. Bariatric surgeon, Jihad Kudsi, MD, shares some of the most common health benefits following a weight loss surgery.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Diet & Nutrition

By Jihad Kudsi, MD
Over time, being overweight increases your risk of developing several other medical conditions. Bariatric surgeon, Jihad Kudsi, MD, shares some of the most common health risks associated with obesity.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Diet & Nutrition

By Brett Collander, MD
With the rising trend seen in e-cigarette use, or vaping, it’s more important now than ever to be aware of the short and long-term medical risks these devices may have on your lungs. DMG Pulmonologist, Brett Collander, MD, shares his medical expertise on the detrimental side-effects that vaping can have on your lungs.

Nothing is more precious than the gift of health. Our physicians and staff recommend their health-focused favorites that can be gifted to your friends, family and colleagues this holiday season.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health

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