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13 Things That Increase Your Colon Cancer Risk (and What to Do About Them)

Colon cancer may be the third most common malignancy in adults, but there's a lot you can do to reduce your risk. We show you how.

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IBS Diagnosis Is About to Get a Lot Easier

Irritable bowel syndrome is notoriously difficult to diagnose since there is no definitive test available. But that may soon change thanks to new research.

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That Time I Went Speed Dating on the Same Day as My Colonoscopy

Going to a speed dating event 12 hours after a scope for ulcerative colitis would be chill… right? Here’s what happened to one woman — and what she learned in the process.

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How to Survive Colonoscopy Prep Day in 10 Steps

Let’s face it: Preparing to have a colonoscopy is no fun. But these tips can make it a little more bearable.

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‘Invisible’ Blood in the Stool Raises Risk of Death

Researchers found that a positive fecal occult blood test result is associated with a 58 percent higher risk of death from all causes. Invisible blood in the stool is believed to be a marker for inflammation in the body, which can indicate a serious medical problem.

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Stool Tests for IBD: What You Should Know

Worried about stool testing for Crohn’s or UC? Here’s what you can expect.

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What Causes Gastritis? How to Protect Your Gut

If you have persistent stomach distress, don’t take it lightly: It could be gastritis. Here’s how it’s caused and how to find relief.

Is Endoscopy Safe?

Is Endoscopy Safe?

In recent years, serious, sometimes deadly, infections in people who have undergone endoscopies have drawn media attention and increased scrutiny from the FDA.

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New Ways to Screen for Colon Cancer

If you've been putting off your recommended colonoscopy, here are several alternative colon cancer screening options to consider, including non-invasive tests.

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FIT Screening Instead of Colonoscopy?

If you've been avoiding your recommended colonoscopy, this annual take-home test offers a non-invasive way to screen for colorectal cancer.