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3 Digestive Health Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

One evening she was on the phone with me, chatting excitedly about the three books she was editing, and the next day she was in hospital, getting a biopsy done. The news was not good: she had colon ca…

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4 Easy & Effective Ways to Care for Your Colon

When thinking about getting tested for possible health problems, most people think about routine blood tests, eye exams, mammograms and such. A colon health check up is usually far from our minds. But…

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Managing Diverticular Disease

Luckily, diverticulosis is treatable and may be preventable. A few lifestyle changes can be the key to a healthy digestive tract.…

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Diverticular Disease 101

Diverticular disease actually consists of three conditions - diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and diverticular bleeding affecting the intestine, usually the large intestine or colon. Watch this to lear…

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Understanding Colon Cancer

Colon - or colorectal -- cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US -- around 143,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year alone. Watch this for warning signs to treatment options.…

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Preventing Colon Cancer

Q: My mother died from colon cancer, so I get regular colonoscopies. I've had several polyps removed already. What more can I do to help prevent the disease? A: This is an issue of great personal c…

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