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Colon Cancer

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  • You don't have to suffer from constipation

    You don't have to suffer from constipation
    Constipation hits everybody at some point. The uncomfortable condition can be caused by many things, including a bad diet and dehydration. Dr. Vaibhav A. Parekh, director of Medstar Harbor Primary Care, talks about how to prevent and treat constipation,...
  • Study finds evidence that statins can lower the risk of some cancers

     Study finds evidence that statins can lower the risk of some cancers
    That statin pill you take each day to keep your cholesterol in check may reduce your risk of cancer, too, according to a study in Israel. The study examined data collected from 202,648 adults, ages 21 and older, who were enrolled in an HMO from 1998 to...
  • An easier way to go

    The most dreaded part of a colonoscopy is prepping for it. The day before the exam, patients often drink large amounts of a vile-tasting liquid, then it's off to the throne for the better part of the day and night. Though unpleasant, this extreme...
  • Red meat tied to worse colon cancer outcomes: study

    Red meat tied to worse colon cancer outcomes: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who report eating the most red and processed meat before being diagnosed with colon cancer are more likely to die during the next eight years, according to a new study. "It's another important reason to follow the...
  • The risks and rewards of red meat

    The risks and rewards of red meat
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Ellen Loreck, MS, RD, LDN;, weighs in on red meat. Picture this: You're out to dinner and there are juicy porterhouse steaks, sumptuous burgers, and...
  • Aspirin use not tied to breast cancer risk

    Aspirin use not tied to breast cancer risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - How frequently older women use aspirin and other pain relievers has nothing to do with their chance of developing breast cancer, a large new study suggests. Previous research has painted a cloudy picture, with some studies...
  • Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
  • How to make those healthy resolutions stick

    How to make those healthy resolutions stick
    What is it about the New Year that motivates us to take control of our health and our lives? After all, every month, every Monday, every day presents us with a new opportunity to cultivate more prudent habits. But there's something about Jan. 1 —...
  • Changing to a vegan diet is possible with planning

    Changing to a vegan diet is possible with planning
    As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...
  • Claire Bidwell Smith explores losing both parents at a young age

    Claire Bidwell Smith explores losing both parents at a young age
    Claire Bidwell Smith buried both of her parents by the time she was 25. At an age when most young adults celebrate newfound independence, Smith had it thrust upon her. She realized her parents would never see her fall in love or welcome her children...
  • Study seeks key to staying cancer-free

    Study seeks key to staying cancer-free
    When Alpa Patel's grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, he seemed healthy: The 64-year-old had been training for a triathlon when doctors found a lemon-size tumor in his brain. He died almost a year to the day from when he was diagnosed. Patel, only...