If you have trouble understanding the ins and outs of your insurance plan’s deductible, you probably don’t want to ask the person sitting next to you – because it appears to be a widespread issue. Many patients aren’t clear on the meanings of the most common health insurance terms. In fact, fewer than one-third of [...]
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By Dr. Harold Loewenstine - There are more than 37 trillion cells in the human body, and each one divides regularly in order to grow. With numbers this high, some abnormalities can be expected. For as many as 40% of all American adults, these abnormalities can come in the form of small flat bumps or mushroom-like [...]
June 2022 4 Ways To Fill Up On Water This Summer Drinking plenty of water is always sound advice, but in the summer, it’s even more critical to our body’s overall health. The average person can sweat up to two liters in an hour of physical activity, and the body needs that liquid to aid [...]
By Dr. Said Nabhan - If you want to know what it’s like to live with irritable bowel syndrome, here is an example. You’re just finishing up lunch with some co-workers. Each returns to his or her work station, but you, recognizing the onset of familiar abdominal cramps, duck into the bathroom. The need to [...]
By Dr. Harold Loewenstine - Most people have had that “heart in the throat” feeling, but did you know that a small percentage of the population also experiences, literally, stomach in the throat? This is what happens in some cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease and, left untreated, it could develop into something serious. Gastroesophageal reflux [...]
By Dr. Mark Manegold - Everybody burps. Everybody bloats. But if you or someone you know does so chronically, then it’s no longer an every-body issue. Persistent bloating, burping, trouble swallowing, weight loss – these all are symptoms of common gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses. Yet if left untreated, they can escalate into serious health issues, even death. [...]
The Cincinnati Business Courier has released its annual list of Greater Cincinnati’s Largest Physician Groups, and Cincinnati GI landed in the 20th spot, up five spots from being number 25 last year. CGI is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with nine offices geographically located to serve hospitals and communities throughout Greater Cincinnati, Southeastern Indiana, and Northern [...]
By Dr. Harold Loewenstine - If you think you are suffering the symptoms of celiac disease and have given all gluten the shaft, it may be time for a sensitivity check. Celiac disease, which affects one in 100 people, is an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten, a protein compound found in wheat, barley, and rye. [...]
By Dr. Mark Manegold - Here’s one way to get to the other end of the holidays without your belly feeling bloated and overwhelmed: Think of your gastrointestinal system as a stocking. Then ask, “Should I fill it with the things it really wants, or with a lot of stuff it wasn’t asking for?” There’s [...]
By Dr. David Hess - “Oh, it’s nothing,” many people may think when a bite of food gets stuck in their throats. But if food is sticking in there frequently, they may have something more serious to chew on than a simple eating “hiccup.” We tend to think of swallowing as automatic; that it’s something [...]