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Study Examines Sex Differences in Screening Colonoscopy Findings by Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 10:28pm Rising Oropharyngeal Cancer Rates Linked to HPV Infection A new study provides evidence that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may be responsible for the rise in incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), a type of head and neck cancer . The research suggests that if these trends continue, ... Read on »
FDA Approves “PillCam” That You Swallow For Colonoscopy Procedures by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 05 Feb 2014 1:24am It’ been a long wait in the US as the PillCam has been approved for use in other countries for a number of years.  You swallow it and the imaging begins.  Of course it remains in your body for a while and then it takes the normal way out via the colon.  The PillCam costs $500.00 and is a lot less expensive than a regular colonoscopy.  Ini ... Read on »
Risks of Colonoscopy Procedures by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Oct 2010 5:20am < p>It’s indisputable that colonoscopy screening procedures save lives. If detected early, abnormal cells can be removed before they even become cancerous, with small to no chance of a reoccurrence. Yet, in the later stages of , the five-year survival rates can drop to as low as 7% if left unchecked. But, recent research has prompted concer ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
An Apple A Day… by Wendi Patient Expert Posted Sun 05 Apr 2009 11:51pm The past couple months have been mainly focused on medical visits.  At the end of January, I finally got an eye exam.  That was one of the things I refused to do after I went totally deaf, because I didn’t think I could handle lip reading in a dark room with my contacts out.  My vision is really bad so without contacts, I can only see things ... Read on »
Signs of Crohns- Jay getting diagnosed remembering the day by Jay Posted Tue 29 Nov 2011 3:17am Signs of Crohns's Disease-Getting Diagnosed Doing post b/c I seen this movie 50/50 with seth rogan and my brain started remembering how I felt when I got diagnosed -for the most part I knew had an IBD from the research I did but after my colonoscopy the doc walked out and told me I  most likely had Crohns-colitis ... Read on »
Health Headlines - December 8 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Half of Older Americans Haven't Had Screening Colonoscopy Only half of Americans age 50 and older have had a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer, according to survey data in the latest News and Numbers from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The federal Preventive Services Task Force recommends that everyone age 50 an ... Read on »
Health Headlines - February 23 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:25pm Asia's Bird Flu Here to Stay, FAO Says Asia's deadly bird flu will persist for many years and a global effort is needed to stop the virus from spreading and prevent a human pandemic, the U.N. food agency said on Wednesday. Parents Talking Less to Kids About Drugs The number of U.S. parents talking to their teenagers about drugs has dr ... Read on »
Meaningful Use Criteria by Rich Elmore Patient Expert Posted Sat 02 Jan 2010 9:10pm The Hitech Act provided for incentives to eligible professionals (EP) and hospitals that have adopted Certified EHR Technology and can demonstrate that they are meaningful users of the technology. HHS has published the proposed rule governing the criteria for me aningful use . The criteria for meaningful use will be finalized in 2010, foll ... Read on »
An Inside Look at Rectal Cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm 1 Comment Rectal Cancer Overview The rectum is the lower part of the colon that connects the large bowel to the anus. The rectum’s primary function is to store formed stool in preparation for evacuation. Like the colon, the 3 layers of the rectal wall are as follows: Mucosa: This layer of the rectal wall lines the inner surface. Th ... Read on »