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Superbug CRE Outbreaks and Endoscopy: 4 Things You Should Know

Superbug CRE Outbreaks and Endoscopy: 4 Things You Should Know

Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, endoscopy, superbug

There has been a lot of press lately about people contracting CRE during endoscopy. Cleveland Clinic gastroenterologists discuss why endoscopy is still safe.


Salmon and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

The Best Diet to Lower Your Colon Cancer Risk

Tags: colon cancer, colorectal cancer, fiber, fish, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, vegetarian

Research has shown that what you eat can play a large role in your risk for developing colorectal cancer. Find out which diet offesr the most protection against developing colorectal cancer.


How to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer (Infographic)

How to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer (Infographic)

Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, health hub number, healthhub number, infographic, polyps

One in eighteen Americans will be diagnosed this year with colon cancer. But a colonoscopy is a simple test that can save your life.


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6 Surprising Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health – Not Just Your Liver

Tags: acute pancreatitis, alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholic beverages, cirrhosis, drinking, liver disease

Read about how the liver breaks down alcohol and how the process affects your health. Learn how alcohol abuse harms your liver, heart, immune system and more.


Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

Tags: fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, olive oil, Recipes

This delicious roasted cauliflower cheddar soup is seasoned with thyme and rosemary for superb flavor. Use reduced-fat chicken broth, low-fat milk and reduced fat cheese to keep the fat and calories in check.


How You Can Fight Colon Cancer (Infographic)

How You Can Fight Colon Cancer (Infographic)

Tags: cancer survivors, colon, colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, healthhub number, infographic, polyps

Colon cancer. It grows slowly. It can be cured in early stages. A colonoscopy can uncover it. We know how to solve this problem, but still, every year, people die of colon cancer. Here's how to protect yourself.


Colonoscopy: Don't Believe These 7 Myths (Video)

Colonoscopy: Don’t Believe These 7 Myths (Video)

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, polyps, rectal cancer, videos

Watch colorectal surgeon Jean Ashburn, MD, and oncologist Michael McNamara, MD, explain the reality behind common myths about colonoscopy — and about colorectal cancer itself.


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You’ve Been Diagnosed With Colon Cancer—What’s Next?

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, rectal cancer

Patients diagnosed with colon cancer have a host of fears and questions about treatments. Get expert information about the prognosis for this disease — and advice for long-term thinking.


5 Tips to Prevent Colon Cancer in People Under Age 50

5 Tips to Prevent Colon Cancer in People Under Age 50

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, family history, hemorrhoids, polyps

Colorectal cancer rates in people ages 20 to 49 have increased significantly. However, there is a lot people can do to prevent it. Find out what you can do and the symptoms you should never ignore.


7 colonoscopy myths, busted. #coloncancer #marchforth

Colonoscopy Can Stop Cancer Cold (Infographic)

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, infographic, polyps, rectal cancer

Don't buy into the many myths about colonoscopy. Most people don't even remember their exam once it's done. And today's preps are literally easier to swallow.