Are heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) all the same thing? Burning, nausea, indigestion, acid backwash that burns the throat, upset stomach, general digestive discomfort, the ability to breathe fire… Kind of like being in a Pepto-Bismol commercial, … Read More
We are in the midst of two clashing pandemics, both with dire consequences: COVID-19 and obesity. The negative health impacts of obesity are well known; however, as more data becomes available about COVID, the additional risk factor of obesity has … Read More
In the United States, 21.4 percent of the population is living with undiagnosed diabetes, which equates to 7.3 million people. That is a rather large number compared to the 10.5 percent, or 34.2 million people of the United States living … Read More
When most people think of the appendix, two things come to mind: unnecessary organ and appendicitis. The human appendix does have a reputation for becoming inflamed and requiring surgical removal. And the appendix has been viewed as an organ with … Read More
What do Adrenal Glands Do?
Your adrenal glands are small glands located on the top of each kidney; they are also called suprarenal glands.
The adrenal glands are part of your endocrine system, and they release different types of … Read More
General surgery is a discipline of surgery requiring a surgeon to have essential and core knowledge common to all surgical specialties. General surgery requires a background in diagnosis, preoperative procedures, operative procedures and postoperative management, including the management of complications. … Read More