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Men’s Health Week is June 13-19, which is the perfect opportunity for you to let your men know that their health matters to you.

But what you may not know is that the colonoscopy can be used to diagnose and treat a variety of gastrointestinal issues.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest myths surrounding colonoscopies and set the record straight once and for all.

Statins are a type of drug typically prescribed to control high cholesterol, but could these medications reduce the risk of colon cancer in certain individuals?

Being a woman comes with its own unique set of struggles, but did you know that digestive issues could be one of them?

However, there is one connection within your body that does deserve regular attention: the link between your brain and your gut.

You’ve probably heard the terms heartburn, GERD and acid reflux used interchangeably, but do they really have the same meaning?

Does your gender play a role in how you experience acid reflux?

A new study published in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing contains evidence that chewing gum could relieve abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting when preparing for a colonoscopy.

​Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective and widely used class of drugs to treat acid reflux, but patients who use these medications unnecessarily could be placing themselves at risk for even greater health problems.

The mere mention of a colonoscopy can cause just about anyone to cringe.

New findings show that young onset colon cancer is more prevalent than originally expected.

Obesity is a known risk factor for many diseases and cancer types, but studies have found a particularly strong link between obesity and colon cancer.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, which is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness that colon cancer is preventable, beatable and treatable.

But make no mistake: colon cancer affects the young and the old alike.

When it comes to colon cancer, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

If you’ve ever opened the bill from a recent surgical procedure and experienced serious sticker shock, you’re not the only one.

A survey by the Colon Cancer Alliance found that fear of the test results, the bowel preparation and the procedure itself was the primary reason that qualified candidates did not get a colonoscopy.

From anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer to disinfectant wipes and surface sprays, we spend a great deal of time and effort trying to eliminate bacteria from our lives.

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate and reflect upon the contributions of the many great African Americans throughout our nation’s history.