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Weighing the Long-Term Risks of Acid Reflux Drugs

George Kevin Gillian, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in treatments for hernia and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He helped to establish the Heartburn Treatment Center at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Read Dr. Gillian’s profile. If you take proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat acid reflux or heartburn, you’re not alone. This class of drugs, which includes Prilosec…

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Colon Cancer in Young Adults: Know Your Risk

Timothy L. Cannon, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He has a special interest in managing of gastrointestinal cancers. Read Dr. Cannon’s profile. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and I always applaud efforts to raise awareness of this disease – the fourth most common cancer…

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Fecal Transplants Bring Gut Bacteria Into Balance  

Suchi Hourigan, MD, is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology. She treats children of all ages and has a particular interest in the gut microbiome, nutrition and disorders of the intestines. She’s also the director of microbiome research at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute, where she studies the role of gut bacteria in human health and…

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