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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.


#MarchForth -- A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

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

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers ever. Learn about the exam that stops this cancer cold. Get tips on healthy diet and lifestyle changes. Learn how to cope with cancer if it’s diagnosed, and much more.


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6 Surprising Ways Garlic Boosts Your Health

Tags: garlic, healthy diet, immune system, inflammation, skin care

Adding garlic to your diet can improve your overall health, from your hair to your heart. See six ways this herb-like vegetable can help your body.


Cajun Chicken with Rice and Beans

How You Can Avoid Low-Level Arsenic in Rice and Chicken

Tags: chicken, food safety, healthy diet

Low levels of cancer-causing arsenic exist in some chicken and rice. Can you safely eat these foods, and are there alternatives to supplement your diet?


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Can Buttered Coffee Give You a Better Body?

Tags: butter, caffeine, coconut oil, coffee, diet, energy drinks, sodium, weight loss

Bulletproof coffee is the latest trend, but does adding butter and oil to your morning jolt really pack the health punch proponents claim it does?


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Breakfast: Is It Still the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Tags: breakfast, healthy diet, morning, weight gain, weight loss

Two studies came out in recent months that seemed to say eating breakfast did not play a role in weight loss. They surprised many because for so long we all thought that we had to eat breakfast to be healthy and to lose weight.


Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, test results

What is your risk of having colorectal cancer? For some, it's greater than others and other factors matter, besides age. Here's a reliable way of predicting a specific individual’s risk of developing this deadly disease.


If You Have a Colostomy Bag, Embrace the Freedom It Offers

If You Have a Colostomy Bag, Embrace the Freedom It Offers

Tags: cancer, colon cancer, colostomy bags, crohn's, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

Conditions that require colostomy bags, particularly on a permanent basis -- and for younger people -- bring a stigma that patients can face and conquer.


Scar of caesarean section

4 Best Ways to Take Control of Abdominal Adhesions

Tags: abdominal adhesions, abdominal pain, blood clots, Crohn's disease, ectopic pregnancy, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, pregnancy, robotic surgery, surgery

Abdominal adhesions from surgery can lead to pain, bowel obstructions, and even additional, future surgeries. Learn more about the best ways to deal with this common problem.


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11 Simple Health Habits Worth Adopting Into Your Life

Tags: bad habits, breakfast, exercise, healthy diet, healthy habits, posture, sleep, soda

When you build healthy habits, small decisions add up over time. An exercise physiologist and dietitian offer 11 of the best diet, nutrition and fitness habits that you can incorporate into your life.