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2014-08-05 17:22:52

The JAMA Network Journals The use of medical consultations for surgical patients varied widely across hospitals, especially among patients without complications, in a study of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing colectomy (to remove all or part of their colon) or total hip replacement (THR). Internists and medical subspecialists are frequently called on to assess surgical patients and to help manage their care. As payers move toward bundled payments, hospitals need to better understand...

2014-08-05 16:27:07

Southwest Gastroenterology encourages patients to make time to visit their office for a colonoscopy. OAK LAWN, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The latest statistics show that over 130,000 patients are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. It is a condition that can be most efficiently resolved when it's caught early, which is why Dr. Jeffrey Port strongly suggests that patients come in to get screened with a colonoscopy.A colonoscopy can identify colorectal cancer and...

2014-08-01 23:04:42

A colonoscopy specialist from La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills responds to a new study linking carbohydrates to colon cancer. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 A new study published in the journal Cell has found that carbohydrates may contribute to the development of colorectal cancer in patients who are already genetically predisposed to the disease. The study was authored by Alberto Martin of the University of Toronto. In it, carbohydrates were found to cause intestinal...

2014-07-03 23:00:12

Customers can save 20% on our entire line of premium nutritional supplements specifically designed to address the nutritional needs associated with many common digestive health issues including colon cancer, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and Vitamin D deficiency. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 To celebrate America’s Independence Day GI for Life, a leading online retailer for nutritional supplements that are specifically targeted to enhance colon and intestinal health,...

2014-06-27 23:02:20

In honor of Men’s Health Awareness Month, the treatment center is educating their patients and the community on colon cancer. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, and the Digestive & Liver Disease Center of San Antonio is ready to help patients and the community become more aware of the third most common cancer in America: colon cancer. Colon cancer affects both men and women equally. It begins with a small growth called a polyp. Colon cancer...

2014-06-10 16:21:03

Alaska, Berlin, New Orleans, Philippines Feature Highly in Record-Setting Announcement LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "World's Best" Crystal Cruises has unveiled its 2016 and early 2017 itineraries, besting several of its own industry-leading records: more maiden calls (41), more overnights (119, 40 of them "double" overnights), more shorter (five- to 10-day) cruises, and an earliest-ever itinerary announcement - with fares available and open for booking -- for the ultra-luxe...

2014-06-04 23:12:46

Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the seventh issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. Issue Brief #7, Take Advantage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Preventive Care Clause, Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer via Colonoscopy, highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC)...

2014-05-13 23:08:53

Shahah Mehdizadeh, MD, a La Peer Health Systems Gastroenterologist discusses the sharp drop in colon cancer rates over the last decade that are likely due to the increase in colonoscopy procedures. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 According to a new report written by the American Cancer Society, those over the age of 50 have experienced a 30% drop in colon cancer rates over the last decade. This drastic shift, explains Shaha Mehdizadeh, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist at...

2014-05-08 23:11:31

Detailed, coded data will provide additional information to gastroenterologists on their colonoscopy results. IRVING, Texas (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Miraca Life Sciences (MLS), the nation’s largest independent anatomic pathology lab, has enhanced the pathologic summary reports it provides to gastroenterologists, which can be used in the calculation of their adenoma detection rate (ADR). The more detailed and coded data MLS now provides will help these physicians to assess the quality of...

2014-05-08 23:09:14

La Peer Health Systems’ gastroenterologist Mark Davidson, MD, explains why patients shouldn’t wait to get their first colonoscopy. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 In a new article, the experts at the Colonoscopy Center of Excellence, a division of La Peer Health Systems, explain the importance of scheduling a colonoscopy sooner rather than later. Mark Davison, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems recently took a moment to describe the importance of...


Latest Colon Reference Libraries

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.