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New preparation methods, innovative preparation foods and a prep-day menu makeover has helped make the colonoscopy more approachable than ever before.

Drug expiration dates exist on most medication labels, including prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) and dietary (herbal) supplements. But can medications be taken past their expiration date?

Occasional heartburn is no cause for concern, but heartburn episodes that increase in frequency or intensity could be part of a much larger problem – gastroesophageal reflux disease.

If you have a first-degree relative such as a parent, sibling or child who has colon cancer, you are at increased risk for developing the disease.

Adenoma detection rate, or ADR, is a numeric value that represents the percentage of times your gastroenterologist detects a precancerous polyp during screening colonoscopies.

Your family may eat cranberry sauce from a can, homemade cranberry sauce, or a cranberry salad with whipped cream and marshmallows. Well, here is a healthy version of all of those.

When it comes to health goals, it may be time to look at your medicine cabinet and analyze some of the over-the-counter medication you have been taking in the past year.

Exercise at the holidays may not sound like an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon, but exercise helps improve digestion, boosts mood and enhances psychological well-being.

If you want to have a quality colonoscopy, your bowel preparation is just as important as the skill of your doctor.

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time that we reflect on the physical, mental and emotional health of our family members and loved ones.

Any time is a good time to make your health a priority, but there are certain advantages to scheduling your procedure before the end of the year.

Recent studies have shown that long-term use of PPIs can result in deficiency of key nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B12.

Many of our favorite Halloween treats are high in fat or contain common heartburn triggers, making them a source of pain and discomfort for acid reflux sufferers.

​Your dentist already recommends twice daily brushing to fight plaque and prevent cavities, but now, you may start hearing the same advice from your gastroenterologist. New findings suggest that regular brushing could help prevent colon cancer.

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology found that most women can tolerate lower doses of these medications while experiencing the same reflux-fighting benefits, thus reducing their risk of long-term side effects.

Teams of researchers from Australia and the United States analyzed 174 studies which examined the effect that different types of exercise and different levels of exercise had on the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, colon cancer, and breast cancer.

Despite being one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer, colon cancer remains the second deadliest cancer among American men and women today.

There’s a bit of controversy among doctors and researchers over whether annual physicals are actually necessary for healthy patients, but new research has identified one distinct benefit of routine visits with a primary care physician: increased colon can

That annual deductible you’ve been paying towards all year long will renew in January, and now is the time to get the most out of your healthcare plan.

​New research adds to the mounting evidence that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can have serious complications with long-term use.