Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Serrin Gantt, M.D.


A New Year’s Norovirus “Cleanse”

January 12, 2016

Thursday I tended to my mother who had what I presumed was norovirus. In the middle of the night she had developed diarrhea and later the next day vomiting. She…

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November Health Pearls: Flu, Sex, Exercise

November 11, 2015

FLU  It’s time to get your flu shot if you have not already.  In this week’s news, the first case of Influenza, type A H1N1, was documented in Baltimore, Maryland.…

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Duodenoscopes versus Endoscopes, Understanding the Difference

March 8, 2015

Two weeks ago, two patients at UCLA died from a serious infection felt to be introduced during a procedure called an ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram). The infection was due to an antibiotic…

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Platelet Rich Plasma – Fountain of Youth?

February 21, 2015

Within 24 hours, the topic of platelet rich plasma came up twice. A friend of mine said that a nurse who he sees at his gym had suggested he might…

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Cologuard – What Is It?

November 5, 2014

Recently Cologuard has been in the news. What is it? Cologuard is a Medicare/Medicaid approved stool analysis which aims to detect alterations in the DNA associated with colon cancer and precancerous…

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Are We What We Eat?

September 24, 2014

Every morning I enjoy a cup of dark roast coffee with cream and Sweet N’ Low (saccharin). A recent article in the journal Nature, “Artificial Sweeteners Induce Glucose Intolerance by…

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Marital Harmony Restored – Musings on a Smart Toilet

June 15, 2014

Recently in the WSJ there was an article referencing the popularity of the “smart” toilet AKA the Toto Washlet. Since I am a gastroenterologist, this article was of great interest.…

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I Have Ticks In My Colon?!

May 29, 2014

Well, not ticks, but ‘tics’ – or diverticuli. What are tics, anyway? This is a question that I am often asked following a colonoscopy when they are commonly found. Diverticuli…

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Coffee – More Anti-Oxidants To Go With My Chocolate

May 5, 2014

For those of you who read my blog on chocolate, you may be starting to wonder about my dietary habits. Coffee and chocolate are daily staples and I suspect that…

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Gas Is a Blast – For Some

February 20, 2014

How serious a problem is intestinal gas? Serrin’s mind started wandering after she read an article titled “Flatulent Cows Start Fire at German Dairy Farm.” Ninety cows producing methane gas…

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