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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 »
BOWEL CANCER by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm * Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. * Age and health history can affect the risk of developing colon cancer. * Possible signs of colon cancer include a change in bowel habits or blood in the stool. * Tests that examine the rectum, rectal tissue, and blood are used to detec ... Read on »
Health Headlines - May 6 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm U.S. Buys More Anthrax Vaccine The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it has purchased five million additional doses of Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AVA), a licensed anthrax vaccine, for $120 million. This supply of AVA anthrax vaccine, from the BioPort Corporation of Lansing, Mich., is in addition to the five million ... Read on »
Health Headlines - May 7 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm CDC Reports More Eye Fungus Infections U.S. health officials said the number of confirmed cases of a rare eye fungus that can cause scarring of the cornea has climbed to 102. But the source of the infection linked to contact lens cleaners remains unknown, the Associated Press reported. Bausch & Lomb Inc. stopped U.S. sales of its ... Read on »
Thankful Thursday: Colonoscopies … Really, They’re Not So Bad by KeepingMommySane Posted Thu 11 Jul 2013 8:05am I’m not very consistent with my  “Thankful Thursday” posts, but this is one I really want to share. This week, I am thankful for my GI care team and for medical tests, like colonoscopies, that keep a watchful eye on my ulcerative colitis and ensure I stay healthy …. and in remission. Ahh, not what you were expecting, right? I get it ... Read on »
My CFS Case (Post # 2) by Carlitos G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am SUMMARY OF MY CASE My name is Carlos Gonzalez and I live and work in The Netherlands since November 1.999. I started to feel not well in October 2004, when I experienced pain in my wrist. The neurologist in Amsterdam (Dr. Stenvers) diagnosed me with RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). He explained to me that this pain is caused b ... Read on »
HIV risk at Miami VA hospital – Colonoscopy equipment sterilization questioned by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 27 Mar 2009 10:14am Back in January, the VA had another issue with sending instruments and other items via delivery service to another facility to sterilize, which to me doesn’t make sense. Sterilization at a VA Hospital – Should this be outsourced for another VA facility to sterilize tools and equipment used? I guess it’s a good thing all of these items are c ... Read on »
V.A. Hospital Patients Test Positive for Hepatitis – 18 So Far – Colonoscopy Tests with equipment not properly disinfected by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 03 May 2009 10:48pm The problems arose when proper disinfectant procedures were not followed, thus exposing patients to Hepatitis and HIV.  In a related post, Cuba has a vaccine for Hepatitis B, see the related reading below.  Are we missing out on this in the US?  It may be too late for the patients who had a colonoscopy procedure during the 5 year span.  Around 1 ... Read on »
Medicare Says No to covering 'virtual colonoscopy' by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 13 May 2009 10:47pm So much for all the supporters for using the process for screening I guess.  This has been debated for years and now it’s a no pay for Medicare.  Again, I guess it’s payment by treatment and not the health of the patient.  I could almost bet some of those folks at the VA who had the tests and are potential HIV or Hepatitis risks wished their ... Read on »