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Lawsuit Faults VA for Death

Lawsuit Faults VA for Death In August 2011, the suit says, Halverson visited a new doctor at the VA facility who saw the positive finding for blood in the stool from 2008 and ordered a colonoscopy. The test and biopsies confirmed cancer, and Halverson underwent surgery and … Full News here – Read more on The […]

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Certificate-of-need laws help providers, not patients

Certificate-of-need laws help providers, not patients In this photo taken Oct. 29, 2010, Kristen Miller, a colonoscopy patient, views with Dr. Stephen Hanauer, gastroenterology chief at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, an interactive computer program describing benefits and risks of … Full News here – Read more on Delmarva Daily Times

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Senior Scene: As Time Goes By: Rehabilitation stays are what you make of them

Senior Scene: As Time Goes By: Rehabilitation stays are what you make of them Talking only in Klingon to the doctor or nurse is not advisable unless the doctor and/or nurse also speaks Klingon. If you persist. you will either get an enema or a colonoscopy; sometimes both. • You will be forced to take […]

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Biennial CRC screening program significantly increases adenoma diagnoses

Biennial CRC screening program significantly increases adenoma diagnoses “These data favor the widely used standard approach of routine use of FOBT followed by colonoscopy only when the FOBT test is positive, rather than colonoscopy first. However, if colonoscopy is restricted only to those patients who have positive FOBT … Full News here – Read more […]

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Cities Are Reneging on Health Care Benefits

Cities Are Reneging on Health Care Benefits She paid $ 100 to see an out-of-network doctor when she needed blood-pressure medication but couldn't get an appointment in network. A doctor wanted her to have a mammogram and a colonoscopy, but she put it off because she couldn't afford the co-pays. Full News here – Read […]

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Sedasys announces launch of new sedation system in the U.S.

Sedasys announces launch of new sedation system in the U.S. Institutions are embracing this new technology as a safe and effective method enabling physician-led teams to administer propofol sedation to their patients undergoing routine colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedures,” said Paul Bruggeman, General … Full News here – Read more on News-Medical.net

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US Launch Of SEDASYS® System Commences

US Launch Of SEDASYS® System Commences Institutions are embracing this new technology as a safe and effective method enabling physician-led teams to administer propofol sedation to their patients undergoing routine colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedures," said Paul Bruggeman, General … Full News here – Read more on PR Newswire (press release)

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Feces-filled capsules treat bacterial infection

Feces-filled capsules treat bacterial infection Typically, physicians insert the donor feces rectally through a colonoscopy or a plastic tube running into the nose or mouth and down to the stomach. While these procedures are both relatively safe, they are not entirely devoid of risk. In the new … Full News here – Read more on […]

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The U.S. and European Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Device Markets Will Expand

The U.S. and European Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Device Markets Will Expand … Competing approaches: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a stool-based screening kit in August 2014 signals increasing adoption of this approach over standard colonoscopy, which will limit the market for biopsy devices going forward. Full News here – Read more on PR […]

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Worried about dying from Ebola? Here's a checklist to help: guest opinion

Worried about dying from Ebola? Here's a checklist to help: guest opinion If you are over 50, have you had a colonoscopy? Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the US. In 2011 135,260 people were diagnosed with colon cancer; 51,783 died that year from the disease (CDC). The 2010 […]

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Colon cancer test developed in Knoxville gets approval overseas

Colon cancer test developed in Knoxville gets approval overseas KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — It's a top killer: colon cancer. So far, a colonoscopy has been the number one way to detect it. But something developed in Knoxville may soon change that. It's nothing for Jack Smith to roll up a sleeve and get his blood […]

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Sherry's Run patient shares her story of hope

Sherry's Run patient shares her story of hope Support allows Sherry's Run to assist cancer patients 52 weeks a year with gas, groceries, utility bills, housing payments, prescription assistance, health insurance premiums, medical bills and colonoscopy assistance. To learn more about Sherry's Run … Full News here – Read more on Lebanon Democrat

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Colonoscopy Video Tour: Removal of a Colon Polyp (Polypectomy) – Medical Informer Video

ACG Trustee Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, Director, Division of Gastroenterology New York University Langone Medical Center (former Director of The Jay Monahan…

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Inverse Relationship Between Adenomas Detected And Later Cancer

Inverse Relationship Between Adenomas Detected And Later Cancer The adenoma detection rate (ADR) has been proposed as a physician quality benchmark, with recommended rates of 15% or more for women and 25% or more for men undergoing colonoscopy. A new study published in The New England Journal of … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Partner and parent feels like a punching bag

Partner and parent feels like a punching bag You can always deflect a conversation from an unwanted area of inquiry by offering a quick follow-up question, inviting the other person to talk about herself: "Hey, did you ever get the results of your colonoscopy? Everything OK down there?" Readers … Full News here – Read […]

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