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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 »
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 »
Lack of Sleep May Raise Colon Cancer Risk by A4M Posted Tue 01 Mar 2011 9:39pm Posted on 2011-03-01 06:00:00 in Cancer | Sleep | Short duration and poor quality of sleep have been shown by previous studies to increase an individual’s risks of obesity, cardiovascular disease, dia ... Read on »
Cigarette Warning Labels May Go Up in Smoke by MKirschMD Posted Sun 08 Jan 2012 6:00am We live in a free society. One of our most treasured freedoms is our right to free speech. This means that we are free to advertise goods and services to potential customers, although commercial speech does not enjoy the same constitutional protection as does noncommercial speech. Some advertised products are good for us and others aren’t. In ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette . . . by Logan F. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:14pm Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette. Puff, puff, puff until you smoke yourself to death. Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate That you hate to make him wait, But you just gotta have another cigarette. —from a song Phil Harris (photo at right) used to sing. S ometimes after an anti-smoking rant, I ask myse ... Read on »
Smoke-free bars benifits smoking and non-smoking workers by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 May 2009 11:39pm 2 Comments In the Netherlands there has been a lot of turmoil around the smoking ban in bars and restaurants introduced on July 1st 2008. Main objective was a healthier work environment for personnel. In Scotland they showed that a ban really improves experienced health in workers: Bar workers in Scotland reported significantly fewer respiratory and ... Read on »