Are You Pooping All Wrong?

You bowel movements can tell you about everything from diseases to stress. Our colorectal surgeon explains what to look for and what it may mean.

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5 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Hemorrhoids

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That holds true even for hemorrhoids. Colorectal surgeon Massarat Zutshi, MD, offers practical tips for preventing them with simple lifestyle changes.

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5 Tips to Prevent Colon Cancer in People Under Age 50

Colorectal cancer is generally not viewed as a disease of younger people. However, over the last twenty years, colorectal cancer rates in people ages 20 to 49 have increased significantly. This uptick is expected to continue over the next two decades. Researchers are trying to understand why. Experts don’t have any definitive data that shows … Read More

4 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Hemorrhoids

If you have hemorrhoids, you have plenty of treatment options at your disposal. However, if you have hemorrhoids, you’d probably advise others to avoid getting them in the first place. Hemorrhoids — swollen, inflamed venous cushions in the anal canal — are often painful and itchy and can cause bleeding. But you can avoid these … Read More