Life-giving sun can be damaging to skin

By Joseph Gadzia, MD KMC Dermatology   The sun is the life-giver on our planet. It provides the light and the warmth that we need to survive. It also, however, gives off two types of radiation that penetrate the atmosphere, clouds and the layers of our skin. That radiation is in the form of UVA … Continue reading Life-giving sun can be damaging to skin

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Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer

By Shekhar Challa, MD Barrett's esophagus is a complication of long-standing acid reflux (GERD-Gastroesophageal reflux disease) and is pre-cancerous. It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million Americans have Barrett's esophagus. 10-20 PERCENT OF PATIENTS WITH GERD HAVE BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS. The incidence of heartburn and acid reflux is on the rise probably at least in part … Continue reading Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer