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Is Endoscopy Safe?

In recent years, serious, sometimes deadly, infections in people who have undergone endoscopies have drawn media attention and increased scrutiny from the FDA.

By Monica Smith

What Causes Gallstones?

An estimated 25 million Americans have gallstones, with women being twice as likely as men to have them. Here’s what to know.

By HealthAfter50

Gallbladder and Bladder Problems Can Be Misdiagnosed as Typical Back Pain

Sometimes back pain is not strictly related to spinal structures. Sometimes back pain comes from other places, specifically internal organs. In a process called referred pain, internal organs can send pain signals to other parts of the body. For exam...

By Christina Lasich, MD