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Mention the word colonoscopy and you are likely to make people cringe with fear. While the subject is a touchy one for many, most health experts concur far-reaching changes are needed to improve people’s attitudes when it comes to colorectal cancer screening.
MIT researchers have developed a new endoscopy technology that could make it easier for doctors to detect precancerous lesions in the colon.
Colon cleanse for adults now over 40 years of age is examined in a new blog section online at the eHealthMax.com company.
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.
A new study reports that the use of a quarterly report card is associated with improved colonoscopy quality indicators.
The doctors at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates (LACSRA) have launched a new website, found at http://www.LAhemorrhoids.com, intended
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."
Although rare, complications associated with these common gastroenterology procedures can be life-threatening.
The use of a smartphone application significantly improves patients' preparation for a colonoscopy.
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 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...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
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