Health Matters

Preventing Food Poisoning this Summer

Posted by Connie Scott, MSM, RD, CSSD on Jul 16, 2018 11:17:00 AM

Ants aren’t the only pests ready to spoil your picnic

Food poisoning may also be lurking around the corner. Here are a few easy food handling steps you can take to keep your summertime al fresco meals healthy and fun!

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Topics: Emergency Services, Health Care 101, Digestive Health, Lifestyle & Wellness




When Your Bathroom Habits Aren't Routine (And What Can Help)

Posted by Dr. Paul Ricketts on Jun 4, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irregular bowel habits, alternating diarrhea and/or constipation, and cramping or bloating, in conjunction with abdominal discomfort or pain--they're the hallmark signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). If you are regularly finding yourself, and your bathroom, occupied with these life-altering symptoms, relief may be in sight. 

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Topics: Digestive Health




Don't Let Embarrassment About Fecal Incontinence Stop You

Posted by Mindy Petit R.N. on May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM

It can stink up your social life. But fecal incontinence is often curable.

Fecal, or bowel, incontinence is the inability to control gas, liquid stool, or even, in severe cases, solid stool. It can be an embarrassing condition. So much so that many people with minor cases often choose not to discuss related concerns with their physician, incorrectly assuming that fecal incontinence is simply a normal part of old age. But it isn’t.

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Topics: Digestive Health




Colon Cancer Death Rates Rise in Younger Adults

Posted by Dr. Bruce Waldholtz on May 7, 2018 4:45:00 PM

Colon Cancer and Younger Adults

The recommended screening age for colon cancer is 50, unless you have a family history of the disease; but that doesn’t mean you should wait until you are middle aged to see a gastroenterologist.

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Topics: Digestive Health




How Knowing Your Family History Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted by Dr. Brian Buchberg on Mar 26, 2018 7:36:00 AM

While nobody likes to talk about their backside, I’ve got good news in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. When found and treated early, colon cancer is often curable. And a colonoscopy, the main colon cancer screening method, is one of the few cancer screening tests that can potentially rid a patient of cancer.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Digestive Health




3 Ways to Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted by Dr. Brian Buchberg on Mar 19, 2018 7:24:00 AM

1 in 20 Will Be Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

It’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! This month gives us an opportunity to learn more about the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer, or the cancer of the colon and rectum. A whopping one in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, but this disease can be prevented and cured if detected early enough. Read More


Topics: Cancer Care, Digestive Health




When Should I Be Screened for Colon Cancer?

Posted by Dr. Brian Buchberg on Feb 28, 2018 7:46:00 AM

Make your bottom your top priority

While nobody likes to talk about their backside, I’ve got good news in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. When found and treated early, colon cancer is often curable. And a colonoscopy, the main colon cancer screening method, is one of the few cancer screening tests that can prevent cancer.

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Topics: Digestive Health




The 5 Most Popular Colon Cancer Screenings

Posted by Dr. Bruce Waldholtz on Nov 1, 2017 3:44:32 PM

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common and deadliest forms of cancer in the United States, but it has one uncommon characteristic—its ability to be detected early.

Colonoscopy screening can reduce cancer risk and detect it early, when it is most treatable. It is one of the most effective tools available to prevent cancer deaths. In fact, if caught early, colon cancer has a survival rate of nearly 90 percent. And other, effective colon cancer screenings are also available.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Health Care 101, Digestive Health




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