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  • Colonoscopy Prep
    What is in this drink
    This article is intended for those over fifty who have to endure the preparations required of a colonoscopy. For those under age fifty, medical guidance is advised. I originally wrote this humorous wine description of the prep when I had to...
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    Colonoscopy club
    Have you had a colonoscopy? Is it something you cringe about when you think of all that it involves? Coming from someone who has coped through several, the worst of the process is the prep you must suffer throughout the day before the procedure....
  • Diabetes and colorectal screenings
    Diabetes awareness month sparks conversations about colorectal screenings
    Diabetes is one thing; it's one of the leading causes of disability and deaths in our country. But diabetes and colorectal screenings are all the rage if you've crossed the threshold of age 50! Since November is American Diabetes Month (a...
  • Cologuard
    New home test could help detect colon cancer
    A new test that screens for colon cancer and can be done at home is now available. Developed by Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist David Ahlquist, MD, and Exact Science, the test, known as Cologuard, detects cancer-related DNA in the stool and...
  • Delaware man sues hospital after he wakes up wearing pink panties
    Delaware man sues hospital after he wakes up wearing women's pink panties
    The Delaware Online website reports that Andrew Walls, 32, filed a suit against the Delaware Surgery Center in Dover for damages involving infliction and emotional distress. On October 12, 2012, Walls went to the center for a colonoscopy. He said...
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    Patient sues doctor for making fun during surgery
    A patient who was undergoing a colonoscopy filed a lawsuit with the Fairfax County Court against doctors he claims defamed him while he was under anesthesia. The patient also claims that the doctors were making fun of him and caused emotional...
  • Medical
    Doctor mocks unconscious colonoscopy patient, audio caught on phone
    A male colonoscopy patient was embarrassed and shocked after he realized he accidently left his phone’s recording on while under the effects of anesthesia during the colonoscopy procedure in Virginia. Unbeknown to the professionals, the...
  • Fight Cancer with Piece College
    Fight cancer with Pierce College
    Cancer kills. That’s a fact. According to the American Cancer Society about 1,660,290 people were its victims last year. In California alone, there were 171,330 new cases of cancer reported in 2013.Cancer affects everyone. It steals our...
  • Floridians: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
    Floridians: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
    David M is a doctor in his 50‘s and should know better.He had a mother with colon cancer which put him at a higher risk for the disease, but says he was too busy to get the routine colonoscopy he recommends for his patients.Only after...
  • Colonoscopy
    Home tests effective in detecting colon cancer
    Are at-home fecal immunochemical tests effective in detecting colon cancer? The answer is yes. An analysis of published studies on the topic was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Feb. 4. The authors looked at 19 studies and found...
  • Man awarded $1.6 million after forced colonoscopy by police
    Man awarded $1.6 million after forced colonoscopy by police
    On Jan. 14, the city of Deming and the county of Hidalgo, N.M. settled a lawsuit filed by a man subjected to police abuse. According to attorneys in the case, the city and county settled for damages totaling $1.6 million.As the lawsuit describes,...
  • US Cancer death rates dropping reports American Cancer Society
    US Cancer death rates dropping reports American Cancer Society
    On January 7, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released good news regarding cancer deaths. Its annual report “Cancer Statistics 2014” noted that cancer death rates have steadily declined for the past two decades, equating to a 20%....
  • UCLA study provides good news for diverticulosis sufferers
    UCLA study provides good news for diverticulosis sufferers
    Diverticulosis is a disease in which small pouches form in the lining of the colon. If these pouches become inflamed, the painful and potentially serious condition known as diverticulitis occurs. Previous studies have reported that up to 25% of...
  • 1 out of every 3 adults pass on colorectal cancer screenings
    1 out of every 3 adults pass on colorectal cancer screenings
    While it is a known fact that nearly 150,000 new cases of potentially fatal colon cancer are diagnosed in the US each year, the CDC reports about 28% of the people (between the ages of 50-75) likely to be at risk avoid getting screened for it....
  • UCLA pioneers minimally invasive colon polyp removal
    UCLA pioneers minimally invasive colon polyp removal
    Every year, millions of patients have polyps successfully removed during colonoscopies; however, when a suspicious polyp is bigger than a marble or in a hard-to-reach location, these individuals are referred for surgery to remove a portion of...