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2013-12-03 13:43:47

Patients diagnosed at a younger age are at higher risk People who have diverticulosis, or pouches in the lining of the colon, often worry that they will eventually develop a painful and sometimes serious condition called diverticulitis, as previous research has shown that one in four, or up to 25 percent, of those with the condition will. Now, in a 15-year study that contradicts the common wisdom on rate of progression from diverticulosis to diverticulitis, UCLA researchers show that...

2013-11-25 23:03:45

MEDIVATORS Inc., a leading medical device manufacturer with more than 30 years in endoscopy product and technology development, and Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator and online resource for people interested in healthcare innovation, are conducting a worldwide innovation search for new products that improve detection of lower gastrointestinal (GI) conditions or diseases. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 MEDIVATORS Inc., a leading medical device manufacturer with...

2013-11-21 23:35:01

Despite urging by experts, one third of Americans are still neglecting colonoscopy screenings. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Despite its wide availability, many Americans are still neglecting screening colonoscopy (a potentially life-saving colon cancer test) according to a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study. In its report released on November 8, 2013 at its website (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6244a4.htm?s_cid=mm6244a4_w), up to 20 million Americans...

2013-11-21 11:34:57

Food transit through the small intestine affects the body's absorption of nutrients and, consequently, our health. The discovery that food transit time is regulated by a hormone indicates new ways to increase the intestinal absorption of nutrients, and thus potentially treat malnutrition. One of the tasks of the gut microbiota is to break down essential nutrients from our diet to provide a usable energy source in the colon. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of...

2013-11-13 23:34:32

Thanksgiving Special Package of Three Colonic Hydrotherapy Sessions at $199 Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Five Star Wellness Center, an acclaimed beauty and detoxification center, has announced that they are offering a Thanksgiving special package of three colonic hydrotherapy sessions at $199. The price of a single colonic session has been slashed to $70 as well. Five Star Wellness Centers provide colon hydrotherapy or colon irrigation, which is said to have various...

2013-10-16 23:32:43

Preventing Colorectal Cancer's sixth issue brief examines the pros and cons of the SEDASYS device, which replaces anesthesiologists and certified nurse anesthetists in the surgical suite. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the sixth issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, and highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this...

2013-10-09 12:56:04

More evidence needed to ensure risks of removing low-risk lesions do not outweigh benefits of screening We cannot allow a collective fear of missing bowel cancer to risk unnecessary and harmful treatment of patients with non-cancerous lesions, argue experts on bmj.com today. Professor Geir Hoff and colleagues in Norway, argue that we need more evidence about the malignant potential of benign lesions to be sure that the risks of removing them do not outweigh the benefits of screening....


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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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