Tag: Medical Science

Why I Went into Medicine: Walter Park, MD

Why I Went into Medicine: Walter Park, MD

Initially, I was not drawn to medicine. I started out as a government major and actually when I grew up, I didn’t like the smell of hospitals. In fact, the last thing I really wanted to be was a doctor. But I was fascinated by health economics, and international relations

Diagnosing Intestinal Motility

Diagnosing Intestinal Motility

What is motility? Motility in the gut is really what allows us to digest food from the moment we swallow, for it to get processed through the stomach, intestine, and eliminated through the colon. When there’s a problem anywhere along the way, it can lead to digestive conditions: inability to

Stanford Digestive Health Center: Sensible Seasonal Eating

Stanford Digestive Health Center: Sensible Seasonal Eating

Overeating is tied to many factors, especially around the holidays, we eat not just for hunger. We socialize; we eat. We celebrity; we eat. When we go to work, people are bringing holiday cookies and holiday treats. There’s so much food available at one given social setting that, it’s easy

Treating Venous Leg Ulcers

Treating Venous Leg Ulcers

Chronic venous insufficiency can affect the superficial venous network of the lower limbs, presenting as superficial venous reflux, which causes varicose veins, and venous leg ulcerations. Studies have shown that surgical correction of superficial venous reflux can reduce venous leg ulcer recurrence more than compression therapy alone. However, the role

New Treatments for Intestinal Failure

Intestinal failure is an inability or compromise in our GI tract’s ability to perform its function. For instance, if there is a reduction in the length of our intestines or if there is inflammation or inability to absorb and maintain the adequate amount of proteins, electrolytes, fluids and calories. Certain