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The Rise of Colon and Rectal Cancer: What You Need to Know

In the United States, doctors recommend screenings for colon and rectal cancer starting around age 50. However, according to new case studies, screenings should begin much earlier. New findings show that adults in the United States are dying from colon and rectal cancers at an increasing rate about age 50. What the studies have found According […]

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Dairy-Free Recipes

If you have lactose intolerance and have been missing yogurt, I have some good news for you! Many dairy free yogurts are emerging on grocery store shelves, providing a refreshing source of calcium and vitamin D to those who do not tolerate lactose very well! Just like plant based milks, plant based yogurts do not […]

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Wake Gastro Giving Back to the Community

Our Wake Gastro team kicked off summer by giving back to the community! They donated blood to Rex Healthcare’s annual blood drive, Save Our Summer. Donations typically decline during the summer months since school is out and vacations have begun. According to the American Association of Blood Banks, 41,000 units are needed every day in […]

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The Barish Legacy

Our Dr. Barish attended University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida for his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and his MD at the UF College of Medicine. On May 20, his legacy continued as his son, Dr. Jacob Leo Barish, graduated with his Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Charles Barish was invited to be an […]

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Dr. Barish Recognized Among Castle Connolly Top Doctors®

Our very own gastroenterologist, Dr. Charles Barish, is recognized among Castle Connolly Top Doctors® for Raleigh, NC region in 2016. A Raleigh, NC Board Certified physician specializing in Gastroenterology, Dr. Charles Barish, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2016. Raleigh, NC August 28, 2016 – Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Raleigh’s Gastroenterology specialist Dr. Charles Barish for inclusion in its highly selective list of Castle Connolly Top […]

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SmartPill; A Diagnostic Tool to Assess GI Function

By Dr. Bulent Ender Symptoms of post-prandial fullness, gas, satiety and chronic abdominal bloating, are quite common in the older age population.   Although a definitive diagnosis can be challenging in some circumstances, one of the more common causes of these digestive symptoms is gastrointestinal dysmotility.   Gastroperesis and chronic constipation are quite prevalent in […]

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Participating in Clinical Trials

Wake Gastroenterology and its divisions work closely with Wake Research Associates in conducting clinical studies to forward the development of new and improved opportunities for treatment of various diseases.  Many of our doctors are actively involved in these studies, participating as trained investigators.  Clinical research is a crucial part of medical advancements. Research helps medical […]

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The Emotional Aspect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By: Dr. Charles Barish Inflammatory bowel disease, known also as IBD, encompasses both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  These two diseases are potentially devastating because they negatively impact both the physical and mental health of our patients.  Upwards of a million people in the US are plagued with one of these diseases.  The onset can […]

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Update on Hepatitis C infection of the liver

By Dr. Bulent Ender Long standing (chronic) infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains one of the most common causes of infectious hepatitis and cirrhosis (end stage liver disease) in the U.S.   There have been significant advances in the understanding and treatment of HCV infection in the past decade.  HCV is transmitted primarily through […]

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