Archive | Pancreas

Best Foods to Eat for Your Pancreas

You probably rarely think about your pancreas until something goes awry. Located in the abdomen, the pancreas plays a vital role in converting the food we consume into fuel that powers the body’s cells. The pancreas secretes enzymes into the small intestine, which helps digest protein, fat and carbs. Additionally, the pancreas releases the hormones […]

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Pancreatic Cancer and the Whipple Procedure

Few cancers are as serious as pancreatic cancer.  Often showing no symptoms in its early stages, pancreatic cancer is usually detected long after it has metastasized to nearby organs, sometimes going as far as to enter the bloodstream. Most patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer receive a grim outlook on their chances of survival.  Even if […]

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Pancreatic Cancer: A Review of Surgical Treatment Options

Approximately 3% of all cancer patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Though multiple options exist, sometimes surgery is the best method of treatment. For patients whose cancer has not yet spread, there are a surprising number of pancreatic cancer treatment options that attack the disease before it becomes unmanageable. Because surgery is so often paired […]

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What You Need to Know about Hepatitis A B and C in Maryland

Hepatitis A, B, and C:  What You Need to Know

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver due to a viral infection.  Although categorized generically as liver disease, there are many differences between the types of hepatitis including virus type, transmission route, and treatment protocols. The one similarity all hepatitis types share is the fact that it is possible you might have hepatitis and not […]

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Why Do We Have a Pancreas?

Your pancreas is a spongy gland nestled deep within your abdomen and is surrounded by your stomach, small intestine, liver, spleen and gallbladder.  It is approximately 6 to 10 inches long (18 to 25 cm) and is a vital part of digestion and blood sugar regulation. Without your pancreas your body would be unable to […]

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