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
Obesity and Heart Disease
According to the American Heart Association, at least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, or aFib. Americans also suffer from an obesity epidemic, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease … Read More
Living under the specter of COVID-19 causes a variety of feelings, including uncertainty, anxiety, fear, boredom, restlessness and even depression. Making healthy food choices isn’t always easy in the best of times. Making them under the weight of pandemic stress … Read More
Advanced Laparoscopic Associates are acknowledged experts in their field. That’s why My9 News turned to our own Dr. Hans Schmidt to provide context and commentary on recent medical research. The segment, which aired on December 20, 2019, had Dr. … Read More
As yet another example of ALA surgeons’ commitment to providing the best patient care possible, two of our surgeons traveled more than 3,600 miles to learn from and teach their peers.
Diabetes is a worldwide health problem affecting just under 10 percent of the United States population, according to the American Diabetes Association. Though there have been many advances in diabetes care over the past decade, these advances have failed to … Read More