Aspirin for CRC Prevention in Patients with CVD

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a recommendation for initiating low-dose aspirin for the primary prevention of both cardiovascular-related events and colorectal cancer in select adults. The new recommendations for daily low-dose aspirin apply to men and women 50 to 59 years old who have a 10 percent or greater risk of developing cardiovascular […]

7 Healthy Lifestyle Tips to Improve Diet, Activity and Health

Here are 7 healthy lifestyle tips to improve diet, activity, and health: Get a personalized plan to understand how many calories you need daily, for maintenance or weight loss. Get to know the food you eat – read labels, look at ingredients. Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Get 25-35 grams of fiber […]

Colorectal Cancer and National Nutrition Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness and National Nutrition Month. How fitting that proper nutrition very much improves ones chances of maintaining health and can decrease the risk of cancer. National Nutrition Month and Colorectal Cancer Awareness month both seem to be intricately related to the importance of promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle. The cause […]

Nearly 15 Percent Of Colorectal Cancers Are Diagnosed In Individuals Under Age 50, Study Indicates

STAT reports that research published in Cancer indicates that “nearly 15 percent of colorectal cancers are diagnosed in people under age 50, suggesting that it might be beneficial to begin regular screenings…earlier than is customary.” The New York Daily News reports that the researchers “suggest lowering the standard age of a colonoscopy screening to 40 […]

HHS, USDA Release Updated Dietary Guidelines

The CBS Evening News reported, “Today the government revised its advice for a healthy diet. The headlines: Lean meat and eggs may now be okay, but sugar and salt still bad.” USA Today reports that the new guidelines, from the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Health and Human Services, recommend “limiting […]

States Deny Hepatitis C Medication For Most Medicaid Patients, Report Shows

NPR reports in its “Shots” blog and on its “All Things Considered” program that “Medicaid in many states restricts” who can receive the new hepatitis C medication Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir), because it “costs about $95,000″ for a full 12-week course. Medicaid “in at least 34 states doesn’t pay for treatment unless a patient already has liver […]

Scientists Only Beginning To Understand How Gut Microbiota May Influence Body Weight

“Shots” blog reported that “a key group of gut microbes – from the phylum Firmicutes – might be more common among people who are overweight.” People who are thinner, “these studies suggest, might have more bacteria from the phylum known as Bacteroidetes.” However, a recent analysis presented this month at a scientific meeting suggests that […]

Men Are Getting More Screening Colonoscopies Due To Medicare Payment Changes

Kaiser Health News reported that “men are getting more screening colonoscopies since the health law reduced how much Medicare beneficiaries pay out of pocket for the preventive tests, a recent study found.” However, there were no changes to women’s rates. Starting in 2011, the ACA “waived the Medicare Part B deductible (which totals $147 annually […]

Your Next Colonoscopy

So, it’s almost time for your next colonoscopy and you’re not sure where to go for it. Above all, you are in search of a high-quality, expert doctor to do the exam. There are many online tools that help patients find out the price of procedures and tests, but some are surprised to learn that […]

Digestive CARE Colon Cancer Prevention PSA 2016

Screening is the number one way you can reduce your risk of colon cancer. Despite its high incidence, colon cancer is unique in that it is one of the most preventable and, if found early, most treatable forms of cancer.

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