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GERD Remedies

November 21st – November 27th is known nationally as GERD awareness week. GERD stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. GERD is a digestive disorder that causes heartburn and indigestion stemming from acid reflux. At some point we have all experienced heartburn. Heartburn is the result of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) allowing acid to flow back […]

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Do you have a healthy colon?

Colon health is important to keep your digestive system on track. The main function of the colon is waste management. The large intestines job is to absorb water, electrolytes, and store the waste-products until eliminated. This process should take anywhere from a few hours up to 24 hours after a meal. Unfortunately, our body starts […]

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DDEC is an accredited ASC!

As August wraps up we’d like to share with you something exciting about the month! National ASC week was noticed from August 8th-12th and DDEC is recognized as an accredited ASC (Ambulatory Surgery Center). There are only 122 Medicare-Certified ASCs in Illinois and we are honored to be one of them! Being an ASC allows […]

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Volunteer Appreciation

  DDEC would like to thank all of our Volunteer staff. Our facility was honored to have a group of extraordinarily helpful Junior Volunteers from the Summer 2016 program. From clerical work to helping the nursing staff, your time is greatly appreciated! Pictured above is DDEC staff with one of the Volunteers. Left to right: […]

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Digestive friendly recipes

  Celiac disease is a digestive problem that some people have with foods that contain gluten. Gluten is a type of protein that’s found in the grains wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a wheat-rye cross). For people with Celiac disease not following a gluten free diet can create issues with the small intestine. When you have this disease and you […]

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Patient Education and Prevention

Staff at DDEC are committed to spreading the word! Colorectal cancer doesn’t usually have symptoms in its early stages and… when discovered early is highly treatable and preventable. Call your physician for: A change in bowel habits Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool Abdominal discomfort or bloating

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March Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Screening Colonscopy Saves Lives!  Read our article in the March 2016 edition of Healthy Cells Magazine. Regular screening starting at age 50 is key in preventing colorectal cancer. http://www.healthycellsmagazine.com/articles/some-things-in-life-are-free

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