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Afraid of Colonoscopies? Alternative Noninvasive Tests Are Available but Inaccessible

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 03.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

Access to these new technologies is critical to advancing care for patients and their providers, as well as achieving better quality outcomes for all.

This State Paid For Patients' Colonoscopies And Saved Millions

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

(Reuters Health) - Two years after offering colonoscopy patients full coverage for their screening if they had it done at lower-priced facilities, the...

How to Kick-Start Your Diet

Nancy Roman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I did it! The "Dreaded Colonoscopy." Only it wasn't so dreaded. It was easy. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. (Literally "lemon squeezy.")

Young Man Bares All (Colostomy Bag Included) for Colon Cancer Awareness

Will Lanier | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Will Lanier

In December of 2014, I went into the hospital for my final surgery. When I woke up, my colostomy bag was gone, and I was on the road to recovery. It's funny -- the little things. The little things sometimes teach us the biggest lessons in life.

The Play-By-Play Highlights Of My Colonoscopy

Chuck Nyren | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

I'll skip the pre-game antics. Much has been written about them. My experiences were neither amusing nor edifying. Just expect The Elixir from Hell, followed by a deluge rivaling all natural catastrophes, specifically mudslides and monsoons.

A Public Health Success Story: The Non-Physicians Behind the Decrease in Colon Cancer Rates

Mark B. Pochapin, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark B. Pochapin, M.D.

At Jay's wake, Katie approached me and several other physicians and pleaded with us to do something about colon cancer. She didn't want other families to suffer the loss hers had endured. We explained to Katie that we thought she could do more than we could to fight this disease.

I Did It! A Colonoscopy

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

LGBT people have lower colorectal cancer screening rates, especially transgender people and people of color. All our usual barriers to care (stigma, lack of health insurance, etc.) make it difficult. In the interest of getting more of us to do this, why don't you follow me through the process?

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Katie Couric | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Katie Couric

More than 50,000 Americans are expected to die from colorectal cancer this year alone. We need to reduce that number by seeing that everyone who should be screened for colorectal cancer gets screened.

5 Colonoscopy Myths Busted

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Despite being one of the more preventable forms of cancer known, a new study conducted in the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska M...

'I Started Doing the Colonoscopy-Prep Math (But Had to Go!)' VIDEO

Laura Zigman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Zigman

T-minus 48 hours until I start drinking 48 ounces of liquid laxative. Twice. And so "colonoscopy-prep math" begins.

How Many Colonoscopies Do You Really Need?

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty

A colonoscopy -- that dreaded test most post 50s are all too well familiar with -- may be the best way to screen for colon cancer, but that doesn't ma...

WATCH: Dana Carvey Talks 'Taking Back The Power' At His Latest Colonoscopy

Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty

We here at Huff/Post50 think comedian Dana Carvey is pretty funny, and his recent appearance on “The Tonight Show” was no exception. The star ...

Butt Seriously Folks, Did You Hear The One About the Colonoscopy?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.28.2012 | Fifty

Which is the medical test most dread by mid-lifers that also is a staple of a lot of comedians' repertoire? The colonoscopy, of course. There is so...

How to Have a Colonoscopy

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Sandra Steingraber

Colon cancer is a leading killer. Colon cancer is highly preventable. The stakes are high. But so is public confusion about screening guidelines.

This Song Could Save Your Life!

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

To help people overcome their fear, I wrote a colonoscopy song. My idea is that if people can sing about something, they can talk about it. And if they can talk about it, they can do something about it.

Recession Pushes Many Americans To Cut Back On Vital Service

Posted 02.26.2012 | Business

The recession pushed many Americans to cut back on a vital service, one that could have cost some their lives. Americans between the ages of 50 to ...

Health Insurers Make Record Profits As Many Americans Postpone Care

The New York Times | REED ABELSON | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

The nation’s major health insurers are barreling into a third year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set...

Dr. Oz's Colonoscopy Finds Pre-Cancerous Polyp: What Can He Teach Us?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Everybody should discuss with their doctor getting screened for colon cancer by age 50 -- earlier if there's an increased risk because of factors like a family history or inflammatory bowel disease.