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Spotting the Warning Signs of Diverticulitis Jul 15th, 2020

Diverticulitis has been on the rise in recent decades, causing debilitating symptoms that land increasingly more people in the hospital. And while it used to be considered more of an older person’s disease, more younger adults are experiencing it.  If you’re showing signs of diverticulitis, seeing a doctor sooner than...

When Should I Schedule My First Colonoscopy? Jun 12th, 2020

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer in the US, according to the American Cancer Society. Thanks to colonoscopies, it’s also one of the most preventable cancers. As a highly skilled endoscopist, Dr. Nina Paonessa of Paonessa Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC, performs colonoscopies and successfully...

When to See a Doctor About Hemorrhoids May 20th, 2020

Talking about rectal problems like hemorrhoids can feel embarrassing. But this common problem affects an estimated 3 in 4 Americans sometime during their lifetimes — half of them by the time they turn 50.  With hemorrhoids being such a widespread problem, it’s no surprise that local drugstores have plenty of...