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Am I Going to the Bathroom Too Often?

Frequent bowel movements may concern you, but there isn’t a “normal” rate when it comes to how often you go. Here’s an awkward but important question you may want to ask: “Am I pooping too much?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t simple. Some people experience bowel movements several times a day, others several times a week. ... Read More »

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Is Colon Cleansing Dangerous?

It’s considered a natural way to detoxify the body, but does colon cleansing do more harm than good? If you’ve had a colonoscopy, you may be familiar with the concept of colon cleansing, which involves using water to eliminate waste material and bacteria from the colon. Also known as a colonic (or colonic irrigation), colon ... Read More »

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Ask the Expert: Questions for Your Plastic Surgeon

The best patient is an educated patient. Take control of your health by knowing what to expect from your doctor and your surgery. Asking the right questions before having plastic surgery can help you make smart, informed decisions about your health. This includes questions about surgical technique and complications as well as your doctor’s training ... Read More »

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Dr. Kim

Anthony Kim, MD, professor of clinical surgery and division chief of thoracic surgery at Keck School of Medicine, talks to CBS about discovering lung cancer in a woman who came in for an unrelated fall and needed X-rays. Dr. Kim operated on the woman to remove a marble-sized tumor and says the woman likely will not ... Read More »

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Dr. Lipham

John C. Lipham, MD, associate professor of clinical surgery at Keck School of Medicine of USC, in this ABC7 segment treats a patient who has Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to cancer. The condition signifies damage to the lower esophagus and happens to people who are long-term sufferers of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), but it largely ... Read More »

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