A smooth-running gastrointestinal (GI) tract, or gut, does what it should: breaks down food into nutrients that the body can use for energy, growth, and cell repair, and it effectively gets rid of waste. Containing “good” bacteria and immune cells, a healthy gut also plays a big role in fending off pathogens—an essential part of […]
Actor Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death shines a light on colon cancer and what we all should know. Potential colon cancer symptoms include: • A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days. • Urgency – a feeling that you need to have […]
Gastrointestinal (GI) health is central to our overall health, immunity and well-being. Huntington Hospital’s Medical Director of Gastroenterology, Richard Nickowitz, MD, offers the five most common questions his patients ask him about GI health. What are the most common gastrointestinal diseases? Gastroenterologists care for a wide variety of problems related to the intestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, […]
Today, Huntington Hospitalannounced that it has received the Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, for the 4th year in a row (2014-2017). The distinction makes Huntington Hospital the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information […]
Huntington Hospital is among top 5% of hospitals in clinical outcomes in nation according to Healthgrades.
Huntington Hospital is a recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 11th consecutive year. Huntington Hospitaltoday announced that it has received Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. The distinction recognizes Huntington Hospitalas one of the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, […]