If you have ongoing and recurring heartburn it may be a sign that you have GERD: gastroesophagael reflux disease. GERD occurs when stomach acid and gastric contents wash back into your esophagus and throat. It’s important to know that having heartburn from time to time does not mean you have GERD. You may experience heartburn […]

How are we doing at screening for colorectal cancer in Vermont? Nationwide, our rate is only 66 percent. In Vermont, we are doing better at 71 percent, but there is still high variability across the state ranging  from 64 percent to 77 percent. Let’s kick colorectal cancer in the butt! Get tested today. Colon Cancer: […]

Editor’s Note: This article is about a clinical trial that is now closed.  Dr. Peter Moses, gastroenterologist at the UVM Medical Center, talks to us about some common immune-regulated disorders, such as ulcerative colitis and IBD, and the FMT (fecal microbiota transplantation) clinical trial he is running in an attempt to combat them. Listen to […]

I am a Hepatitis-C survivor. It has taken me more than forty years to arrive at a more secure state of health. On this path, I have journeyed through two rounds of treatment. The first in 2007 and the second in 2014. There are distinct phases to this experience. The first is The Oblivion. There […]

Click here to see if you qualify for this clinical trial opportunity. Today, 1.6 million Americans suffer with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (UC) – collectively know as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD is a chronic, relapsing, debilitating disease associated with both environmental and genetic factors. It affects 1 in 200 Americans (80,000 children) at […]

I’ve been taking care of children with Crohn’s disease, like Ryan, for 22 years now. My first encounter with this terrible disease was as a third year medical student. I was just getting introduced to real-life patient care and interactions. I was struck then — and still am every time I meet a new child […]

You hear it all the time, especially when you need to make a big decision. “Listen to your gut,” your friends, family, or co-workers advise. But what does that really mean? Does the gut actually have anything worthwhile to tell you? Turns out, the answer is yes – your gut has a lot to tell […]

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections, which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. Hepatitis C was discovered only five years before I started my first job as a ‘liver doctor’ at the Veterans […]

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. IBS is common with worldwide prevalence estimated at 9 percent to 23 percent. Yet, many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common diagnosis in children. When we hear about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), we may […]