Be Your Own Health Advocate: Ask for Screenings

July 9, 2019

Have you ever wondered if the timing of your doctor appointment could affect whether your doctor recommends a life-saving colonoscopy screening or preventive test? A recent study discovered doctors are more likely to recommend screening procedures to their morning patients than their afternoon patients.

Decision Fatigue Affects... read more

Esophageal Research Reaching New Heights with Help from the Kardashians

May 31, 2019

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has established a new center named in memory of Robert G. Kardashian that will focus on holistic, patient-centered treatment, research and education related to esophagus disorders.

The Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health will research gastroenterology, oncology,... read more

Can Colonoscopy Prep Be Fun?

May 1, 2019

Colonoscopy prep can seem easier (and even fun!) by hosting colonoscopy prep parties with friends the night before the procedure.

What Age Should You Get a Colonoscopy?

In May 2018, the American Cancer Society changed its recommendation for a first-time colon cancer screening to age 45 (previously 50), seeking... read more

Is a Doctor Referral Really in Your Best Interest?

April 1, 2019

You may have noticed that hospital systems are taking ownership of medical offices and healthcare facilities in your community. What you may not have recognized is how those takeovers are affecting your wallet. Learn how to take back control of your healthcare (and your budget) when your doctor... read more

Excuse Busters #3: Colonoscopies Are Too Expensive

March 1, 2019

It’s a common misconception that the procedures you need to protect your health are a drain on your personal finances. The truth is that many patients can get a screening colonoscopy for free. Yes, you read that right — free. Under the Affordable Care Act, all... read more