Dr. Starpoli's Blog

Long Term Use of PPI Drugs to Treat Heartburn May Deplete Magnesium

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 29, 2011 12:05:00 PM

Over the last few years, new studies have been released that indicate that the long-term use of PPI drugs to treat GERD may be detrimental to some patients. Most recently, the FDA warned that long-term use of PPI’s can be linked to magnesium depletion. See below:

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

GERD, heartburn, EsophyX

Celiac Disease and Asthma linked?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 29, 2011 11:32:00 AM

Celiac disease is an often un-diagnosed condition affecting healthy digestion. However, an interesting article in Reuters Health last month indicates that it might have a farther reach.

NEW YORK | Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:41am EST

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with the digestive disorder known as celiac disease are more likely to develop another disorder involving the immune system: asthma, according to a new study.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

diagnosis, asthma, immune system, Celiac disease

Gallstones and earlier death linked

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 8, 2011 10:25:00 AM

As published in Reuters Health last week, a link has been discovered between gallstones and an earlier death. Read on:

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

gall bladder, dietary suggestions, symptoms

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 8, 2011 9:41:00 AM

March 2011 is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In view of this, it is pertinent to review the facts about colorectal cancer, as well as certain contributing factors.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colon polyps, screening