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Functions of the Liver

Hepatitis C Screening Important For Baby Boomers

It's a disease linked to drug use and tattoo needles, but Hepatitis C is also transmitted through infected blood and blood products.

Dr. Matilda Hagan - Mercy Medical Center

What Causes Gut Inflammation?

Mercy Gastroenterologist Dr. Matilda Hagan discusses the causes and treatment of gut inflammation.

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Dealing with Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is one of two types of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's disease is the other one.

Barbara - Mercy Patient

Barbara

After feeling ill on New Years Eve, Barbara had a screening that revealed a cancerous tumor in her colon.

Tiffany - Mercy Patient

Tiffany

Smokers who quit have a 65 percent lower risk of a Crohn's disease flare-up and are less likely to need steroids or other medications.

Etta - Mercy Patient

Etta

When cancer runs in your family, it is hard to avoid. Certain foods, supplements and a balanced diet may help reduce your risks.

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Myths vs. Facts About Hepatitis C

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 3 million Americans have hepatitis C and three out of four of them are baby boomers.

Dr. Richard Desi, Mercy Gastroenterologist

Richard Desi, M.D.

Dr. Richard Desi of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, focuses on hepatology, a sub-specialty of gastroenterology that addresses the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tract.

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