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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.

Doctors know that depressive symptoms are common in IBD patients, but a recent study found that the severity of depression is associated with disease activity and quality of life.

The same bacteria known to cause strep throat could be the answer to fighting colon cancer, says a team of researchers at Western University

Education is the key to prevention, and you could be the one to share a life-saving piece of information with someone very close to your heart.

Colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States, and African Americans are at higher risk than any other population group.

A recent study’s findings, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that there is an association between a doctor’s adenoma detection rate and the patient’s colon cancer risk.

There are several other foods besides yogurt that are teeming with a variety of healthy bacteria.

The American Cancer Society reports that half of all premature colon cancer deaths in Americans aged 25 to 64 are linked to ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic inequalities, and therefore could be prevented.

Findings in a recent study indicate that increasing your intake of dietary fiber can actually promote weight loss and encourage healthier eating overall.

A study that administered oral biologic drugs to treat precancerous inflammation in the intestines of lab mice. The drug inhibited the growth of polyps and resulted in a significant relief of symptoms.

Participants who reported drinking three or more cups of coffee a day had lower liver enzyme levels – an indicator of better liver health – than those who did not drink coffee at all.

But if you’re due for a colonoscopy, it’s a great idea to clear a few days on your calendar and schedule your procedure before the year ends.

Did you know that you as a patient have more ways than ever before to assess quality before choosing an ambulatory surgery center?

Certain healthy lifestyle factors are known to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer, but new research shows that the preventive effects increase when healthy behaviors are combined.

Did you know that our surgery centers have already attained or are seeking voluntary accreditation?

Did you know that most surgery centers were built and operate under adherence to copious federal, state and local rules regarding health care facilities?

If you’re due for a colonoscopy, your holiday break is a great time to get it taken care of and lower your risk of colon cancer.

Thanksgiving dinner is certainly not a time when self-control comes easily, but there are some tricks of the trade to help you control your portions as you indulge in your favorite holiday foods.

Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? If you’re like most Americans, probably not. Adults and adolescents should consume 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day, but the average American only consumes about half that amount.

Hay fever is an allergic reaction that occurs when the body’s immune system responds negatively to harmless substances, such as pollen and spores.