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

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis FAQs

December 6, 2018

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 

What are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Both conditions cause chronic... read more

Do You Know Your Familial Risk of Colon Cancer?

November 13, 2018

Do you really know if an increased risk of colon cancer runs in your family?

Odds are, you don’t talk about the results of your parents’ most recent colonoscopy at the dinner table. But, maybe you should. Your risk of colon cancer increases... read more