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new research shows that type 2 diabetes is clearly linked to an increased risk of colon cancer

Routine colonoscopies play a vital role in colon cancer prevention, but experts say it isn’t just the test itself that matters – it’s the quality of the examination.

As our society becomes increasingly geared towards a sedentary lifestyle with desk jobs, long commutes and hours spent sitting in front of the television, laptop or smartphone, it is more crucial now than ever that we find ways to remain active throughout

​Could the human body be the strongest weapon against colon cancer?

Approximately 10 to 15 percent of Americans struggle with IBS. While there is currently no cure for this chronic condition, there are several dietary and lifestyle changes that can help keep symptoms under control.

When we think of vaccines, we typically think of babies and toddlers getting shots at the pediatrician’s office. And while it’s true that the majority of immunizations we receive during childhood are enough to protect us for a lifetime, we never truly out

Rachel Morrell, freelance writer for AMSURG, interviewed Chris Yoakum of Spring Hill, Tennessee. Chris was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 1995, but years later he was re-diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

Celiac disease is a condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract, but surprisingly, one of its most concerning complications is how it affects the bones.

​Fecal transplantation is the process of transferring healthy stool into someone else’s gastrointestinal tract to reestablish a healthy diversity of bacteria.

If you have a family member with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you are much more likely to develop the condition yourself.

Mary (Nora) Disis, M.D., professor of medicine and adjunct professor of pathology and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington, is leading a team of researchers to create what will hopefully be the first vaccine to protect against colon c

Recently, the Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) announced changes to the guidelines for bowel prep before a colonoscopy.

A recent study published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity produced evidence suggesting that probiotic supplements could help elevate mood.

Recently, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has gained popularity as an alternative treatment for C. diff that is extremely effective.

There are several lifestyle changes that can help fight chronic constipation and get the digestive system back in working order. Try making some of these changes before you reach for the medication or laxatives.

A recent British study found that obese women are 40 percent more likely to develop cancer.

Neil Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Endoscopy at Loyola University Health System, recommends asking these four critical questions to your gastroenterologist.

Fight Colorectal Cancer asked Campbell to compose their brand new anthem, a challenge that he gladly embraced, but he knew he would need to draw inspiration from someone who had personally dealt with the disease.

Colon cancer remains the third-deadliest form of cancer among women in the United States, and ignoring symptoms can prove to be fatal.