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Medical information and technology are always changing, and as a result, we’ve seen significant improvements in colorectal cancer screenings, treatments and survival rates over the past several years.

A thorough bowel cleansing ensures that your gastroenterologist will be able to perform a high-quality exam and detect the presence of any abnormalities, such as colon polyps, during your procedure.

What does your ‘90s birthdate have to do with your risk of getting colon cancer? Quite a bit, according to one new study.

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, for every 10 grams of fiber consumed daily, your risk of colon cancer is reduced by 10 percent.

Spring clean your habits this season by re-evaluating your diet and exercise regimen.

For patients who live in segregated communities, geographic region plays a significant factor in the timing of individuals being diagnosed with colon cancer.

Stress is known to cause a host of digestive issues including constipation, diarrhea, bloating, nausea, and heartburn.

Many common sleep problems can be linked to the kinds of foods we eat or when we eat them.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota has partnered with a team of scientists from across the country to analyze the effects of NSAIDs, aspirin and several other supplements in their role in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (precancerous p

Consumer Reports recently shared an article on how patients can get the best care at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC).

One way that you can show family members or friends that you care is by scheduling a screening colonoscopy for them in the month of March.

While digestive symptoms may be harmless, they can often be the first sign of a more serious condition.

Although most colon cancers develop independently, about 5 to 10 percent of colon cancers are genetically inherited.

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.