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ASCs Offer Significant Savings for Colonoscopies

June 19, 2018

According to report released by Physicians Advocacy Institute and Avalere, colonoscopies cost Medicare 164% more at a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) compared to independent physicians’ offices and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

As hospital costs increase, many patients are choosing physicians’ offices and ASCs for outpatient... read more

Fecal Incontinence Affects Women More than Men

May 15, 2018

It is estimated that 1 in every 12 adults experiences fecal incontinence, or bowel incontinence. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool to leak from the rectum.

Although fecal incontinence can affect both genders, women are more likely to develop the condition than men.... read more

Digestive Disorders in Women May Complicate Menstrual Cycles

May 3, 2018

Bloating, cramps, moodiness and headaches are just a few of the many uncomfortable symptoms of menstruation, but periods can be even more complicated for women who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

IBD May Cause Menstrual Irregularities

Menstrual cycles are regulated... read more

Alcohol Increases Risk of Colon Polyps, Colon Cancer

April 5, 2018

Many people like to have a drink or two to unwind after a long day. Some enjoy having a drink to welcome the weekend while others don’t need any reason at all.  

The truth is, for those of us who drink alcohol, consumption... read more

African Americans are at Higher Risk for Colon Cancer. Get Screened Today.

April 3, 2018

Cancer affects racial groups differently, and colon cancer is no exception. Minority groups in the United States have a higher risk for developing certain cancers, and researchers are seeking to understand the disparity.

April 9-15 is National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, a part of National Minority... read more