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​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.

Multiple studies have shown that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor for medical problems, but when it comes to detecting colon cancer, some symptoms just shouldn’t be ignored.

With new data suggesting that colon cancer location affects survival outcomes, it is more important than ever to utilize the screening method that diagnoses and prevents cancer in all areas of the colon.

More people are surviving cancer now than they were 20 years ago, according to new research published in JAMA Oncology.

Could a cup of yogurt be the trick to turning your frown upside down? It certainly seems like a possibility as mounting evidence suggests that probiotics may influence mental health and produce anti-anxiety effects.

In the Calendar Year 2015 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revised the definition of colorectal cancer screening tests to include anesthesia services.

When it comes to something as important as preventing colon cancer, your ultimate concern should be efficiency and accuracy. In this department, there’s one test that beats them all: the colonoscopy.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, an annual observance dedicated toward raising awareness for this deadly disease and educating people on the importance of routine colon screening.

March 6 is National Screening Day, a nationwide effort to encourage those who have been avoiding their colonoscopy get past their fears, forego all excuses, and schedule an appointment for this potentially life-saving procedure.