Mayday mayday! Is your liver in distress?

Is Your Liver Sending You a Mayday?

Mayday is a radio communications term many use worldwide that signals you’re in distress and need help. Did you know your body has built-in “distress” signals that tell you when you’re in pain, sick, and even in danger? With some medical conditions like liver disease, there are typically no obvious symptoms to alert you to …

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Bunion removal surgery: What you need to know

Bunion Removal Surgery: What You Need to Know

Bunions are often the result of prolonged stress on the joint in the big toe. They can be extremely painful, but shoe modifications, splints, and pain medications provide relief in most cases. If these measures don’t help, your doctor may suggest bunion removal surgery (bunionectomy). If you’re considering bunion surgery, knowing the surgical options and …

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Signs You May Need a Knee Replacement

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative type of arthritis and is the most common form found in the knee. OA of the knee can affect your every move. Knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) can help relieve pain and restore function when all other OA treatments have failed. Surgery is a big step. However, if you know …

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Non-Invasive Biomarkers of NASH

Non-Invasive Biomarkers of NASH

The following publication discusses the latest research regarding the Non-Invasive Biomarkers of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).  Nature Medicine originally published this article, coauthored by ERG’s Vice President of Clinical Pharmacology Services Clay Dehn, on February 10th, 2022. This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

Why Bunions Are So Painful

Why Bunions are So Painful

Discomfort is a feeling never far from individuals with bunions. From foot structure to how we walk, multiple factors occur in the years leading up to developing a bunion. By learning how they are formed, we can understand why bunions are so painful. A Disturbance in the Force There’s a start to everything, and with …

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Research group offers free screenings for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease has no symptoms Are you getting enough exercise? Are you eating right? It’s easier said than done. There’s a medical condition that affects a lot of people here in South Texas and some of the risk factors include being overweight, family history or not being active enough. Clay Dehn, vice president of …

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I Have Fatty Liver Disease, Now What?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing issue of epidemic proportions in America. The term covers a range of conditions that result in the excess fat build-up in the liver where little to no alcohol is involved. NAFLD is the most chronic liver condition in the U.S., affecting a quarter of the world’s population. …

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Break the Silence of Liver Disease

NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis) occurs when an abnormal amount of fat builds up in the liver. It is the most severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NASH is linked to the triple epidemic of obesity, pre-diabetes, and diabetes. However, its symptoms are often non-specific to NASH, making it difficult to detect in the years …

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Check the List. Are you at Risk for NASH?

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a form of fatty liver disease where extra fat builds up in the liver and causes it to swell and become damaged. It is a modern-day epidemic of surging waistlines and unhealthy lifestyles. NASH takes years to develop and has little to no symptoms. It can cause irreversible damage leading to …

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STUDIES ARE ENROLLING NOW!

BUNION

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KNEE REPLACEMENT

Apply to participate in a study of an investigational pain medication following a knee replacement.