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When heartburn strikes, you’ve only got one thing on your mind: finding relief – fast! For many people this means heading to the medicine cabinet for their trusted antacid medication. But wouldn’t it be nice to stop heartburn before it starts?

When you take a look at the statistics, it appears that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the big problem no one wants to talk about. IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder, affecting 10-15 percent of people worldwide. Yet an estimate

Some people can manage their acid reflux symptoms by making lifestyle changes, such as losing extra weight or avoiding spicy foods. But for others, these modifications simply aren’t enough.

The colonoscopy is considered the most thorough and effective procedure for detecting and treating colon cancer. Just one exam can offer up to 10 years of protection against the third deadliest cancer in the United States.

A collaborative effort by several groups including the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uncovered some promising news: cancer mortality rates in the United States are continuing

According to a study by researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and Princeton University, human consumption of antibiotics has increased by 36 percent between 2000 and 2010.

Fifty-three-year-old Lester Woody prefers nature to cityscape and solitude to company. So, when his stage 2 colon cancer diagnosis forced him to spend time in the city surrounded by care teams, Lester was selective with the city in which he would receive

June 12-18 is Men’s Health Week. Celebrated during the week that ends in Father’s Day, Men’s Health Week is an opportunity for men and boys to learn more ways that they can commit to wellness.

Prior to her diagnosis, Naomi hadn’t recognized any symptoms that would indicate colon cancer. A colonoscopy was only recommended by her hematologist when her anemia failed to improve.

Previous studies have identified racial and ethnic disparities in colon cancer screenings, but new research has identified another underserved population – people with disabilities.

John Donegan, a police officer and married father of three, was diagnosed with colon cancer just before his 49th birthday. With no family history, John never considered colon cancer a potential threat to his health.

Most people don’t need an excuse to soak up the summer sunshine. But just in case you do, here’s a good one – catching some rays could aid in cancer prevention

Because of their impressive fiber content, avocados make a great addition to any colon-healthy diet.

Medical information and technology are always changing, and as a result, we’ve seen significant improvements in colorectal cancer screenings, treatments and survival rates over the past several years.

A thorough bowel cleansing ensures that your gastroenterologist will be able to perform a high-quality exam and detect the presence of any abnormalities, such as colon polyps, during your procedure.

What does your ‘90s birthdate have to do with your risk of getting colon cancer? Quite a bit, according to one new study.

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, for every 10 grams of fiber consumed daily, your risk of colon cancer is reduced by 10 percent.

Spring clean your habits this season by re-evaluating your diet and exercise regimen.

For patients who live in segregated communities, geographic region plays a significant factor in the timing of individuals being diagnosed with colon cancer.

Stress is known to cause a host of digestive issues including constipation, diarrhea, bloating, nausea, and heartburn.