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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...

2014-06-23 16:25:08

MINNEAPOLIS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medivators Inc., a Cantel Medical company and a leading medical device manufacturer with over thirty years in endoscopy technology, announces the debut of the JET PREP(TM) Endoscopic Flushing Device, a novel irrigation and suction device that clears and removes debris and obstructions from the colon during a colonoscopy, resulting in improved visualization of the gastrointestinal tract and increased polyp detection. Colonoscopy is an...

2014-06-16 16:25:34

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An intensive outreach program targeting vulnerable patients dramatically improved screening rates for colorectal cancer, according to a new study supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The study indicates that comprehensive outreach programs run through community health centers hold great promise in reducing preventable deaths due to colorectal cancer. The study is published in the June 16 issue of...

2014-06-09 16:25:12

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polymedco Cancer Diagnostic Products, LLC ("Polymedco CDP") is pleased to announce a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening initiative supporting screening for CRC in the underserved, underinsured and newly insured persons in the US. Polymedco CDP fecal immunochemical test (FIT) product line has been successfully utilized in multiple programs to screen for CRC, and now it is being subsidized by Polymedco CDP to establish organized...

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)...

2014-05-19 08:28:58

Fuse® Enables Doctors to See Significantly More Pre-Cancerous Polyps ATLANTA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice(®) today announced Carnegie Hill Endoscopy of New York City has become the first center in the world to receive 'Center of Excellence' designation for the revolutionary Fuse(® )Full Spectrum Endoscopy(TM) system. Endoscopes are thin flexible tubes with imaging capabilities that doctors use to view the upper and lower GI tracts of their patients. The Fuse system...

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...

2014-05-13 23:07:07

The European Gastrointestinal Endoscope market growth is driven by the continued increase in public awareness about the risks of colorectal cancer, iData Research Reports Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 According to a new report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the European Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscope Devices Market will grow to over $600 million by 2020. This growth will be fueled by an increase in...

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...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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