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Colon Cancer Thrives On Rotten Egg Gas
2013-07-09 05:22:56

Hydrogen sulfide, the foul-smelling gas produced by rotten eggs, plays a key role in colon cancer metabolism and is a potential target for new treatments for the disease.

2013-06-24 11:28:52

A new study reports that the use of a quarterly report card is associated with improved colonoscopy quality indicators.

2013-06-17 23:15:07

The doctors at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates (LACSRA) have launched a new website, found at http://www.LAhemorrhoids.com, intended

2013-06-10 10:24:57

A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial "virtual colonoscopy."

2013-06-06 23:22:07

Although rare, complications associated with these common gastroenterology procedures can be life-threatening.

2013-05-20 11:01:18

The use of a smartphone application significantly improves patients' preparation for a colonoscopy.

2013-05-20 11:00:03

A ground-breaking advance in colonoscopy technology signals the future of colorectal care.

2013-04-29 23:04:10

Dr. Allen Kamrava, an associate at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates, has recently been awarded the “Top Doctor” Achievement from the website HealthTap.com.

2013-04-09 23:04:18

Preventing Colorectal Cancer announces that Safeway, Inc.


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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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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