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For Release: February 17, 2012

Family Health:
A Young Bettendorf Mother
Beats the Odds and Colon Cancer 

At thirty-nine, Gina Boubon was diagnosed with colon cancer and has gone on to beat the disease, living cancer-free for nearly six years.

(Davenport, IA) – Cancer. It’s a scary word and easy to get caught up with the word “colon” instead of the word cancer. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Anyone over 50 is at risk, but colon cancer survival rate is 90% with early detection.

Forty-five year old Gina Bubon is one who has beaten the odds and wants to save other lives along with her own. Diagnosed with colon cancer at the young age of 39 (a disease people often associate with the over-50 crowd) Gina is adamant that no one ignore colon cancer symptoms.

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For Release on: October 17, 2011

Family Health Matters:
Heartburn’s Red Flags

Dr. Sreenivas Chintalapani of Davenport’s Gastrointestinal Clinic of the Quad Cities explains how persistent heartburn may be a sign of something more serious than a bad case of acid reflux.

(Davenport, IA) – Chronic heartburn isn’t just about you overeating. The acid reflux may eat away at you, specifically your esophagus.

“Occasional heartburn shouldn’t be much of a worry. But if it’s persistent, involves after-exercise pain or if you’re having unplanned weight loss, it’s time to see a physician,” says Dr. Sreenivas Chintalapani, a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist at the Gastrointestinal Clinic of the Quad Cities.

If you have persistent heartburn and you are a white male smoker over age 50 who is losing weight, you’re flying most of the red flags for serious GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease). If heartburn is affecting your sleep or your enjoyment of food, doctors are standing by to help you out – and you probably need them.

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