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Dr. Brian Viviano: Don’t let anxiety prevent you from getting a colonoscopy

Dr. Brian Viviano: Don’t let anxiety prevent you from getting a colonoscopy

This article was originally published online at GoErie.com on Feb. 26, 2023. Everyone’s first colonoscopy can create some anxiety. Gastroenterologists recognize that. We try to adapt our process to make it as smooth as possible and provide resources to help alleviate any fears. Know that complications are extremely rare. Fewer than 1% of procedures have any complication and the death rate of colonoscopies is extremely low because we take all the necessary precautions. If your...Read More »

Dr. Belinda Stillman: Holidays offer a good time to assess how older relatives are doing

Dr. Belinda Stillman: Holidays offer a good time to assess how older relatives are doing

This article first appeared online at GoErie.com on Dec. 25, 2022. The holiday season is often a time for joy, love and family. It can be a wonderful and memorable time of year. It can also contribute to heightened feelings of depression, anxiety, apathy and — in the case of those assisting the older adults in their lives — caretaker burnout. As you celebrate festivities and look toward the new year, this can also be...Read More »

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