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The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

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Of all cancers, colon cancer (colorectal cancer) is the third leading killer, but it can be prevented with early detection through regular screening.

What Is Diverticular Disease?

What Is Diverticular Disease?

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Diverticular disease isn’t something most of us like to talk about, but it’s certainly something we all need to pay attention to – and guard against.

How to Tell if Flatulence is Something Serious

How to Tell if Flatulence is Something Serious

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There have been many jokes centering on flatulence, but the gas that is accompanied with bloating and pain is no laughing matter.

Facts About Heartburn, Acid Reflux, and GERD

Facts About Heartburn, Acid Reflux, and GERD

by Holly (SU)
The terms heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) are often used interchangeably. In reality, they can be very different.

Can Probiotics Relieve My IBS?

Can Probiotics Relieve My IBS?

by Shearly (SU)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) isn’t just one of the most common intestinal disorders, it’s also one of the hardest to treat effectively. It’s not as if there’s a magical pill that’ll make the gut-wrenching symptoms of IBS – abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, constipation and/or diarrhea – simply go away. At best, some medications relieve some of the symptoms for some people.

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