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...
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....
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...
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...
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...