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My Two Moms

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women
Kyle Koeppel

When I was 7, my Mommy died just three months after being diagnosed with colon cancer. One year later, my dad remarried. It was difficult for all of us.

Good News For Those Who Hate Colonoscopies

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty

Tired of having to guzzle down that awful-tasting laxative preparation designed to get your colon squeaky clean prior to a colonoscopy? If so, here's ...

The Probiotic Candidate

Dave Dubin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dave Dubin

I posted on my Facebook page the words "Twenty Years," as this is my official 20th anniversary with my wife Robin. A significant portion of my online community mistook my 20 years to mean my cancerversary, which if you've read my previous stuff, you know I don't celebrate.

Smartphones and a Budding Mobile Health Marketplace for Boomers

Paul J. Berggreen, MD | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Paul J. Berggreen, MD

A 2012 report by The Pew Research Center finds that adults near and above age 50 have contributed to a national shift in ownership from more basic mobile phones to advanced smartphones within the overall adult population.

The New 2-Day Cleanse

Penny Love | Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty
Penny Love

I am now a member of an elite club. It is a challenge to get in. It has strict and physically challenging rules that you must follow in order to join. It is expensive and the initiation rites are as torturous as a fraternity rush. In the end though, It is totally worth the it.

My Colonoscopy

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Take good care of yourself, and you will be taking good care of your GI tract. Take good care of your GI tract, and it will very probably take good care of you. But it is working hard every day, and may well suffer effects of wear and tear as a result, much like your skin.

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...

Probing My Anal Phobia

Mark S. King | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

You can't avoid everything anal if you're growing up gay, not if you want to do the really fun stuff, hence my conundrum as a youth: exploring the pleasures of my tush while fighting the terror that something stinky might be going on down there.

'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.

12 Best Moments For Post 50s This Year

Posted 12.21.2012 | Fifty

It doesn't seem that long ago that we were counting down (10...! 9...! 8...!) to midnight, January 1, 2012. Yet over the last 12 months, a lot of thin...

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...

Hidden Beauty (PHOTO)

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 12.31.2012 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH


Should You Get An Annual Physical?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

For those of you who get annual physicals, check out with your physician whether this is a necessary checkup. You may be pleasantly surprised that you can forego this routine ritual and see that your kids do it, instead.

New Virtual Colonoscopy Prep: Take 4 Pills And Call Me In The Morning

Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty

The unpleasant "cleaning out" process required before undergoing that test we all love to hate just got a whole lot easier to swallow. A Mayo Clinic i...

WATCH: When To Start Having Colonoscopies, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

What is the best age to start having colonoscopies? Health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman filled us in when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. Check...

Want Cheaper Medical Bills? Forget Insurance, Pay Cash

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money

It is the paradox of medical billing: Medical insurance means you might actually have to pay more in some cases. Take the story of one frustrated p...

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...

Trial by Water: Loving Your Colonoscopy and Other Rites of Middle Age

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Howard Barbanel

It has been said that getting older is not for wimps. Among the great joys men experience as they slide into middle age is the prostate exam whereby o...

Top 25 Things People Over 50 Hate to Hear (and Say)

Pat Gallagher | Posted 07.02.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

"So what band was Paul McCartney in again way back in the '60s?"

Me, Bruce, And A Colonoscopy

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.26.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I just had the ultimate boomer moment: I booked a colonoscopy for the same day that I had tickets to see Bruce Springsteen.

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.

Too Many Colonoscopies Use Costly Sedation, Study Finds

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO -- Few people want to be wide awake during their colonoscopy exams, but new research suggests too many are getting extra sedation treatment, c...

Contraception Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Jen Psaki | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Jen Psaki

Americans are living healthier lives while saving money at the same time. Seems like a no-brainer right? Apparently not for a few men seeking the Republican nomination for president.

The Crucial Test That Can Save Your Life

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

It's been estimated that more than 50,000 people die each year from colorectal cancer -- but no one should be dying from it, due to the easy access of a colonoscopy procedure, which is covered by most insurance companies.