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2011-11-09 09:29:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Finance LLC ("Oxford"), a specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies, today announced that it closed a $3 million senior secured term loan with Avantis Medical Systems, Inc. Proceeds of the loan are being used for working capital and to support the Company's ongoing launch of its FDA-cleared product, Third Eye® Retroscope®. This device has been...

2011-11-01 08:54:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nothing kills the mood quicker than a stomach "issue" because when you feel bloated, uncomfortable or gassy, it's challenging to feel your best or most attractive. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Braun Research, more than 25 percent of Americans report avoiding intimacy due to constipation. Phillips'® Colon Health®, a brand of Bayer Healthcare, today announced several findings related to...

2011-10-31 14:54:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club® is offering free health screenings to encourage members to take charge of their digestive health this holiday season. In the United States, colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined. Fortunately this disease is more than 90 percent treatable when caught in its earliest stages. On Saturday, November 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,...

2011-10-21 15:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk to fight colon cancer is returning to Dallas for the fourth consecutive year. This year's event will take place on Saturday, October 29 at 8:30 a.m. at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake. The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), a national patient advocacy organization, will host the event to help bring greater awareness to colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. "Last year, we had more than 650...

2011-10-18 09:11:25

For the first time, a specific microorganism has been found to be associated with human colorectal cancer. In two studies published online today in Genome Research (http://www.genome.org), independent research teams have identified Fusobacterium in colon cancer tissue, a finding that could open new avenues for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Colon cancer ranks as the second leading cause of cancer deaths, and while the underlying cause remains unclear, inflammation is known to be a...

2011-09-28 05:53:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Specific fruits and veggies reduce risks of Colorectal Cancer (CRC), some veggies help prevent proximal and distal, while others just help to prevent distal CRC. "Fruits and vegetables have been examined extensively in nutritional research in relation to CRC, however, their protective effect has been subject to debate, possibly because of different effects on different subsites of the large bowel," lead investigator Professor Lin Fritschi, PhD, head of the...

2011-09-26 13:15:34

According to new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association The effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on colorectal cancer (CRC) appear to differ by site of origin, according to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Researchers found that within the proximal and distal colon, brassica vegetables (Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli) were associated with decreased risk of these cancers. A...

2011-09-10 04:00:00

The Bay Area's Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation is holding its eighth annual run/walk on Oct. 23 at Lake Merced to raise awareness and promote detection of colon cancer. Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2011 Strides for Life is a Bay Area non-profit organization founded in memory of Dylan Cappel, whose life was taken by colon cancer at the age of 23. Since his passing, the organization has remained fully committed to raising awareness, prevention and detection of the disease...

2011-09-07 03:40:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbal supplements designed to cleanse and detoxify the colon have been available for decades. But the stigma which surrounds them has historically prevented them from developing any sort of mass appeal. However, according to Dr. Edward Group III, CEO of Global Healing Center, there is a new colon cleansing method gaining popularity - Oxygen colon cleansers. As green lifestyle practices and natural body cleansing methods continue to gain increased...

2011-09-04 07:00:00

ReNew Life, the probiotic supplement leader in natural health stores, introduces its much anticipated two-part formula, Ultimate Flora Constipation Relief 30 Billion, as a quick-relief alternative for the 42 million Americans seeking a natural solution. (PRWEB) September 04, 2011 Constipation is More Common than Ever Before The latest health statistics reveal as many as 1 in 4 people in the U.S. are constipated. Occasional constipation accounts for Americaâs $1 billion a year...


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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