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45 is the Magic Number for Mammograms and Colonoscopies

October 4, 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so schedule screenings like mammograms, colonoscopies and other preventative screenings before the end-of-year holiday rush.   

History of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women in the United States, regardless of race... read more

Get Cozy and Learn More About GI Health This Fall

September 27, 2018

You may already have several items on your fall to-do list, but set aside some time to study up on your digestive health.

The cool, crisp air of autumn beckons us to grab a blanket and curl up with a book, laptop or tablet, doesn&rsquo... read more

Diet Sodas May Help Prevent Colon Cancer Recurrence

September 27, 2018

Sodas with artificial sweeteners may lower your risk for colon cancer recurrence and mortality. Yes, you read that correctly. Your can of Diet Coke might help prevent your colon cancer from coming back. We have to admit; we didn’t see this coming either. But before you... read more

Top 45 Reasons to Get a Colon Cancer Screening at Age 45

September 6, 2018

On May 30, 2018, the American Cancer Society lowered the recommended age for colon screenings from age 50 to age 45.

Earlier colon screenings may sound like a punishment, but consider this fact: since 1994, colon and rectal cancer rates among adults under the age of 50 has increased by 51 percent. Whether... read more

Gastroparesis, Often Undiagnosed, Can Cause Crippling Results

August 9, 2018

If you experience bloating, pain, reduced appetite and a constant feeling of fullness after eating, you may have a digestive motility condition. August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month and Digestive Tract Paralysis Month, so let’s learn about the characteristics of this stomach motility disorder.

What is... read more