Listeria Infection: Will That Melon Make Me Sick?

Listeria-laden cantaloupes have caused 25 deaths so far this year in the worst listeriosis outbreak in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports 17 cantaloupe-related listeria infections in Texas. Are the cantaloupes you’re eating safe? Probably. The affected cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado were recalled in mid-September. … Continue reading Listeria Infection: Will That Melon Make Me Sick?

On the Outside Looking In: Diagnosing Digestive Cancers with Sound

Did you know that a physician is able to look inside a patient’s body and diagnose certain cancers without the need for surgery? Endoscopic ultrasound is used to put their eyes and ears inside the body but without the need for surgery. The endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was created in the 1980’s, but recent leading-edge technology … Continue reading On the Outside Looking In: Diagnosing Digestive Cancers with Sound

Heartburn, again?

Based on reported daily heartburn symptoms, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders estimates that five to seven percent of the population suffers from Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn. Heartburn is often described as a burning pain in the chest and esophagus.  You might experience other symptoms … Continue reading Heartburn, again?