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Colonoscopy

5 Reasons Why a Colonoscopy Is Better Than CT Colonography

David H. Balaban, MD. FACG | Posted 09.12.2014 | Fifty
David H. Balaban, MD. FACG

A review of the medical literature shows why colonoscopy has been considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening and why it should be recommended for all patients eligible to undergo the test.

Ann Brenoff

5 Reasons Why Virtual Colonoscopies May Be Right For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty

Anyone who has ever had a colonoscopy (and if you are over 50, we hope you just raised your hand), walks away from the experience wondering, "Why isn'...

Gastrointestinal Health and Cancer Prevention

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Colorectal cancer, the most common of the gastrointestinal cancers, ranks worldwide as the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable.

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

I Need a What?

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

On the prep day, I felt like a contestant on Survivor. The doctor said, "Only clear fluids." I idly wondered if that included gin or vodka.

No Butts About It: Get a Colonoscopy!

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Finn

Can you believe that for almost 14 months I'd noticed a small amount of purplish blood in my stool and did nothing about it? Surely, I had been ratio...

The American Cancer Society at 100 Years: Helping Make More Survivors, Like Jaclyn Smith!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

For the past 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been helping promote the best science to help control cancer. In support of that goal, t...

The Cancer Screening Test That's Being Overused (And The One That's Not Being Used Enough)

Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 06/10/2014 10:57 AM EDT on LiveScience There seems to be a mismatch between the cancer screening tes...

A Cancer Catechism

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremiah Horrigan

(Catechism: "A set of questions designed to determine knowledge.") What has cancer taught you? Nothing. What has cancer reminded you of? All t...

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.

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 04.21.2014 | 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.