The toll of colon cancer weighs heavy on Craig Melvin’s family. His older brother, Lawrence Meadows, died of the disease at 43 in December after being diagnosed four years earlier when doctors removed a baseball-sized tumor from his abdomen and discovered the cancer had already spread. “He spent a fair amount of time over the past few years raising […]
Please join North Shore Gastro in our second annual Thanksgiving Food and Fund Drive. Donations can be made in our office October 19th – November 16th. You can also donate through or Virtual Food Drive at the following link: North Shore Gastro Virtual Food Drive For more information on Island Harvest, please visit their website at: https://www.islandharvest.org/ […]
Even celebrities know the importance of colorectal cancer screening.
Today is Dress In Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer Awareness and here at North Shore Gastro, we’ve got the blues! Who will you wear blue for today?
North shore Gastroenterology Associates is proud to be an Official Toys For Tots Drop-off Location. Bring in a new, unwrapped toy between now and December 14th. We are located at: 233 E. Shore Rd. Suite 101 Great Neck, NY 11023 For more information about Toys For Tots or to make a donation online, please […]
Join North Shore Gastro in collecting food for those in need this Holiday Season!
August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis occurs when the vagus nerve is damaged and the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally. Food then moves slowly or stops moving through the digestive […]
North Shore Gastro is now on twitter. Follow us for the latest Gastroenterology news as well as real time updates about our office. Twitter: @nsgastro
May is Nation Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.
Foods that IBS sufferers find most helpful: Fish Green Vegetables Non-citrus Fruit Rice Brown Bread Yogurt Cereals Pasta Bran Bananas Foods that IBS sufferers should avoid: Spicy Foods Citrus Fruits Cheese Onions and Leeks Chocolate Nuts Beef White Bread Eggs Dairy Products
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort, and altered bowel habit (chronic or recurrent diarrhea, constipation, or both – either mixed or in alternation). IBS affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States. About 2 in 3 IBS sufferers are female. About 1 in 3 IBS […]
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancer can be difficult to detect at an early stage. Possible symptoms of esophageal cancer include heartburn and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as chronic acid reflux. People with GERD may have a higher risk of developing esophageal cancer in their lifetime. The […]
A colonoscopy is one of the best things you can do to prevent colon cancer. This procedure can find and remove growths (called polyps) before they become cancer. Below is a list a questions to ask your Doctor, to become an informed patient.
In many cases, colorectal cancer can be prevented. Still, it’s one of the 5 most common cancers in men and women in the United States. Colorectal cancer is also one of the leading causes of cancer death in the United States. Don’t let common myths stop you from getting the life-saving screening tests you need, […]
In honor of Nation Wear Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer Awareness, the Doctors and staff at North Shore Gastro have gone blue!!!
Cancers of the colon and rectum have been declining in older adults in recent decades and have always been considered rare in young people. But scientists are reporting a sharp rise in colorectal cancers in adults as young as their 20s and 30s, an ominous trend. To read The New York Times article in it’s […]