Millennials are now more at risk for colon cancer. But should they be screened for it?

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Brian Clark, MD Gastroenterology in Stoneham, Mass. In recent decades, more young people have developed colon and rectal cancers than before. The rate of colon cancer found in those ages 20-29 rose up to 2.4 percent per year from the mid-1980s through 2013, while the rate of rectal cancer among that age group rose […]

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3 tips to manage heartburn and GERD symptoms

Posted on June 28, 2016

By Richard Benetti, M.D. Preventive Medicine, Hypertension, and Diabetes Management in Malden and Stoneham, MA There’s nothing like heartburn to ruin your favorite meal. But for people who have been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), it’s more than an inconvenience – it interferes with their daily lives. It sometimes can be a challenge to treat […]

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GERD is the word: What is gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Posted on June 21, 2016

By Richard Benetti, M.D. Preventive Medicine, Hypertension, and Diabetes Management in Malden and Stoneham, MA Uh-oh — you knew you shouldn’t have eaten that extra-spicy burrito, but you just couldn’t resist. And now you’re paying for it. Your chest hurts, and your throat is burning and raw. It looks like it’s going to be a long […]

HHMA Gastroenterology Group adds a location in Stoneham

Posted on November 11, 2013

We’ve moved our Melrose Gastroenterology office to 51 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham.

patientportalOur Patient Portal provides safe and secure online access to better communicate with your HHMA doctor. This easy-to-use web tool is a convenient way to book appointments, request referrals, renew prescriptions, view medical records/test results and communicate with your health care provider from the privacy of your own computer.