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

Excuse Busters #1 There’s No Time for a Colonoscopy

January 28, 2019

Excuse: (n): something offered as a justification to remove responsibility.

Everyone has an excuse for not getting a colonoscopy. In fact, nearly 20 percent of a group surveyed listed “no good reason,” as the reason they have not elected to get a colonoscopy. When you... read more

Consider the Squatty Potty and Other Gifts to Promote Colon Health

December 13, 2018

Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, so purchase holiday gifts that promote colon health.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in every 22 men and one in every 24 women will develop colon cancer during their lifetime. One of the most effective... read more

Reducing Stress Can Relieve IBS and IBD

December 11, 2018

Yoga, relaxation and meditation may ease symptoms for irritable bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

Irritable bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two distinct digestive conditions but stress can exacerbate both conditions. Because there is no cure for IBD or IBS, patients must... read more