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Colonoscopy

Colon Cancer Rates Drop Dramatically In Last 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty

By now, many people are aware that symptoms can be difficult to spot In the early stages of colorectal cancer. And because the symptoms don't often be...

I Did It! A Colonoscopy

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay 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?

TAKE THAT, MATT LAUER

Posted 11.15.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert wasn't about to let Al Roker and Matt Lauer upstage him with their already-infamous live prostate exams on "The Today Show" last week....

Ask Me About My Colonoscopy

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

When burying people up to their necks in sand and releasing ants to crawl all over their heads became passé, someone invented the colonoscopy.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates May Be Leveling Off

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — ATLANTA (AP) — After years of increases, testing for colon cancer may be leveling off. A large government survey of older adults la...

We've Got Your Colonoscopy Playlist Covered

Roz Warren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Janice logged on to Facebook and posted a question: "What songs should I put on my colonoscopy mix tape?"

This Could Prevent 40% Of Colorectal Cancers

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty

In the early stages of colorectal cancer, symptoms may be hard to identify. And because the symptoms don't often become apparent until the disease has...

Emily Thomas

You All Need To Check Your Sh*t Right Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.10.2013 | Weird News

It takes a lot to make New Yorkers stop and stare, but a giant inflatable human colon smack in the middle of bustling Union Square was cause for a pau...

The 5 Health Tests Women Can't Ignore

Barbara Dehn | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

When it comes to women's health, there are five health tests that have saved lives and helped improve the quality of life for millions of women, and yet are still underutilized, ignored or forgotten about.

My Own Personal Roswell

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 09.09.2013 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

On the 66th anniversary of Roswell, I feel compelled to share three official cases in the hopes they will inspire others to come forward because you're not alone.

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.

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

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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...