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National Thyroid Awareness Month: All About Thyroid Disease

National Thyroid Awareness Month: All About Thyroid Disease

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. According to the American Thyroid Association, 1 in 10 people suffer from a thyroid disorder. They also found that at least 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Did you know, more than half of...

7 Tips for Managing GERD During the Holidays

7 Tips for Managing GERD During the Holidays

Most of us crave our favorite comfort foods during the holidays, but they often come with a range of side effects relating to digestive issues. Experiencing heartburn or acid reflux can really take away from the holiday spirit. To help you avoid one of the most common...

Gallbladder Disease: Types, Risks, and Treatments

Gallbladder Disease: Types, Risks, and Treatments

What is Gallbladder Disease? Gallbladder disease is a term used for several types of conditions that affect the body’s bile system. This system includes the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. If you're wondering where your gallbladder is, it is located underneath...

GERD Awareness: The Condition and Treatment

GERD Awareness: The Condition and Treatment

GERD Awareness Part 1: Understanding GERD Do you have chronic heartburn or acid reflux? You may have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD for short. It can be easy to confuse each of these conditions, but in this article, we hope to create more GERD awareness. GERD...

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Part 1: What is it? Known as the world's toughest cancer, pancreas cancer ranks in the top five most dangerous types of cancer including lung, breast, and colon cancer. This cancer develops and grows in the cells of the pancreas and is...

Diabetes and Your Feet: Understanding

Diabetes and Your Feet: Understanding

Here at The Surgical Clinic, we know the link between diabetes and your feet. We hope this article will help you understand how important taking care of your feet is when you have diabetes. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease that is caused by...

PAD Awareness: What You Need to Know

PAD Awareness: What You Need to Know

Overview - PAD Awareness The first step for increased PAD awareness is understanding the disease. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory disease in which fatty plaque builds up in the arteries causing the reduction of blood flow to your head, organs,...

Everything You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer

Everything You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer

With an average of over 50,000 cases of thyroid cancer reported every year, it’s a good thing that September raises awareness worldwide. A variety of health risks can stem from your thyroid and potentially lead to cancer. Here at The Surgical Clinic, our thyroid...