Entries by

Understanding Colonoscopy

Article Featured on ASGE What is a colonoscopy? Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon. If your doctor has recommended a colonoscopy, this brochure will […]

About Colorectal Cancer

Article Featured on CancerCenter.com Cancer of the colon and/or rectum is commonly referred to as colorectal cancer, the fourth most common cancer in the United States. More than 145,000 new cases of the disease are diagnosed each year. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths than colorectal cancer. Incidences of colorectal cancer have declined […]

Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease

You can prevent heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. Here are strategies to help you protect your heart. By Mayo Clinic Staff Heart disease is a leading cause of death, but it’s not inevitable. While you can’t change some risk factors – such as family history, sex or age – there are plenty of […]

The Difference Between Seasonal Flu and Stomach Flu

By Kristina Duda, RN | Featured on Verywellhealth People often confuse the flu and stomach flu, but they are actually two completely different and unrelated illnesses. The flu is caused by the influenza virus and symptoms mostly involve the upper respiratory tract.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, when we as a community shine the brightest! It is yet another occasion for us to celebrate our survivors and honor loved ones who have fought this disease. There is also a unique opportunity this month to raise awareness, educate the world by sharing our stories, raise money for […]