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What You Need to Know About Preparing For Your Colonoscopy
Nov 02, 2023
You’re making a smart move to safeguard your health and having us perform a colonoscopy. If this is your first time, here’s a look at how you can make the preparation process go as smoothly as possible
Colonoscopy vs. Stool-Based Tests: What is the Best Way to Detect Colon Cancer?
Oct 01, 2023
Colorectal cancers are the third most common cancer among men and women (outside of skin cancer), so it’s a disease that’s well worth screening for. Here, we discuss different tests and which one is right for you.
Why Is Colorectal Cancer Rising Among Young Adults?
Sep 01, 2023
Alarm bells are ringing about the increase in colorectal diagnoses among younger adults under age 50. Here, we explore this increase and what might be behind the alarming trend.
How (and Why) to Eat More Fiber
Aug 01, 2023
Our collective nutrition is taking a big hit as we rely more on processed foods. For example, only 5%-10% of the population in the United States is getting enough fiber. Let’s look at why this is a problem and what to do about it.
What We Want You to Know About Rectal Prolapse
Jul 05, 2023
Rectal prolapse isn’t a terribly common condition, but it can lead to uncommonly difficult quality-of-life issues. The good news is that there are options for rectal prolapse; the earlier you get started, the better your outcome.
The Most Common Ulcerative Colitis Triggers
Jun 01, 2023
The symptoms of an ulcerative colitis flare-up are extremely unpleasant and can seriously limit your life. So, it makes sense that avoiding a flare-up is best, which starts with understanding your triggers.
6 Early Signs of Rectal Cancer
May 01, 2023
When it comes to cancer of any kind, early detection can make all the difference. Here, we look at some of the early signs of rectal cancer, which can mimic a wide range of other conditions.
What To Do When Your Bowel Movements Hurt
Apr 01, 2023
Pain is never exactly welcome, but there are times when pain really has no place, such as when you have a bowel movement. Here’s what might be behind the discomfort and how we can help.
Why and When You Should Undergo the All-Important Colonoscopy
Mar 10, 2023
The number of colorectal cancer diagnoses has been steadily declining over the last 40 years, largely because of the colonoscopy. This invaluable screening tool can help you stay one step ahead of this serious disease.
How to Prevent Diverticulitis Flare-ups
Feb 06, 2023
Whether you’ve had a bout with diverticulitis or have diverticulosis and know that you’re at risk, here are some tips that go a long way toward keeping the painful inflammation at bay.
4 Different Types of Anal Abcesses
Jan 19, 2023
Abscesses anywhere in the human body can be quite painful, which is certainly true when they form in and around your rectum and/or anus. Determining the type of abscess is our first step toward getting you on the road to relief.
The Most Common Causes of Anal Fissures
Dec 13, 2022
Whether you have an anal fissure and would rather not repeat the unpleasant experience or would like to prevent the condition in the first place, understanding what causes this condition is essential.
The Dangers of Putting Off That Colonoscopy
Nov 10, 2022
While there are different screenings for your health, few are as effective as a colonoscopy. This screening tool has driven rates of colorectal cancers down, but there’s room for improvement, and that starts with you.
5 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Hemorrhoids
Oct 11, 2022
While not necessarily serious, hemorrhoids can be unpleasant to deal with, so you want to avoid them in the first place. Here, we present five great tips that go a long way toward preventing hemorrhoids.
Rectal Cancer Prevention: What You Need to Know
Sep 20, 2022
Rectal cancer affects about 5% of the population. Fortunately, with early screening, you can have benign growths removed before they turn cancerous, or find cancer early and improve your odds of beating the disease. Here’s what you should know.
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