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American Cancer Society Announces New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society made headlines across the nation recently when they published a new screening guideline for colorectal cancer. The big change from previous guidelines was that people of average risk for colon cancer should start screening at age 45 instead of age 50. Why the change? The scientists found that the number of…

Eight Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer

President Bill Clinton designated March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the year 2000. Since then, gastroenterologists and their associates have been spreading the word about colorectal cancer every March with public awareness events, such as fun runs, dress in blue day, and giant walk-through colons. In honor of that, here are eight things you…

The Bug That Causes 80% of Peptic Ulcers

“Stress causes ulcers.” It’s an explanation we’ve probably all heard at some time or another. It was considered medical fact until two Australian physicians challenged it in 1982. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren noticed that a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, often abbreviated as H. pylori, could be cultured from peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. It…

How to Live with Celiac Disease

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a severe autoimmune disorder where ingesting gluten damages the small intestines. One in every one hundred people worldwide suffers from celiac disease. When a person who suffers from celiac disease eat gluten, their bodies start an immune response which attacks the small intestines. The small intestines have villi…

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is a specific chronic inflammation of the bowel. Unlike other bowel inflammation diseases, Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract – all the way from the mouth to the anus. Mostly, it is the inflammation of the small intestines, especially where the small intestines meet with the colon. There are…

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