Life without a stomach: Jim’s story

Life without a stomach: Jim’s story

It was over breakfast eight years ago when Jim Yao felt the first hint of trouble. Basically in the stomach, I feel hungry also with a pain in the morning. The pain prompted Jim to see his doctor, where medical tests revealed he had stomach …

Going Home from the Hospital

Going Home from the Hospital

Your healthcare team is here to support you as you transition from hospital to home. Many patients are discharged home on post-op day one. If you’re discharged later the process is the same. You’ll be given a discharge package before you leave the hospital. The …

Recovering at Home

Recovering at Home

Once you are home, you should only have mild pain or discomfort. You can take acetaminophen, such as Tylenol Extra Strength, to help. If your pain cannot be controlled with your prescribed pain medication, you should call the nurse navigator or go to the emergency …

How to minimize hangovers

How to minimize hangovers

The indulgences of summer can come back to haunt you. Hangovers can cause headaches, nausea and an overall horrible feeling. Scientist and emergency physician Dr. Clare Atzema says, all that drinking leaves you dry. It’s mostly dehydration that’s causing that terrible headache that you feel. …

What causes bad breath (and how to get rid of it)

What causes bad breath (and how to get rid of it)

About half of people will have halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath. Dr. Eleanor Weitzner says most cases stem from problems within the mouth like gum disease cavitities or ill-fitting dentures. Bacteria builds up and causes a foul odor. Bad breath can also be a …

#AskDrGroup Your Health Questions Answered

#AskDrGroup Your Health Questions Answered

[Intro Music] Hi, everybody and welcome to another session of Facebook LIVE. It’s the holiday season. I hope everybody is full of joy and healthy. These are the months, you know, from the last part of the year where most people gain five to 10 …