Health News

Docs Feeling the Pressure of Colonoscopies
With March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, the loudest message seems to be that not enough folks are having the screening. Well, a new study is showing another side of the story, and doctors are feeling the pressure.
Happy 50th - Wishing You a Clear Colonoscopy
It's a fairly well-known guideline. Start colorectal cancer screenings at age 50. Yet, far too many folks in this age group ignore these recommendations - a decision that can be deadly. Now these guidelines have been updated.
Calls for Medicare to Cover a Virtual Lifesaver
Colonoscopy is an expensive, invasive and costly colon cancer screening method. An easier, less expensive and invasive technique known as a virtual colonoscopy or CT colonography uses a scanner.  
Dealing with KRAS Genes
Alterations in the KRAS gene make for one hellava difficult cancer foe. Colon cancers that are driven by this gene resist all known treatments. This log jam may have been busted through thanks to new research.
Improving Cancer Screenings Time and Again
Okay, having tubes inserted where the sun doesn't shine is no fun. Still colorectal cancer screenings are essential. New studies show one method gets the job done.
Fruit Flavonoid Voids Colon Cancer Activity
"Eat more fruits and vegetables" has been a loud and long-running health mantra. This advice is nothing to shrug off. Turns out a chemical in fruit may have anti-cancer benefits.
Weighing Down Life Before Colorectal Cancer
Obesity is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer. What has not been known, until now, is if and how the timing of the extra weight impacts life after diagnosis.
Cancer Has No Chance Against this Gene
Usually we hear about genetic mutations that can lead to cancer. New research has identified a gene that actually protects against cancer - a finding that could lead to the development of new drug therapies.
Fruits and Veggies Do a Body Good
Many studies have shown that certain foods can reduce the risk for colorectal cancer, but those studies have sometimes produced conflicting results. New research suggests that by looking at the location of colorectal cancer, some of these dietary recommendations can make more sense.
Slow Down Drinking, Cancer May Be Waiting
Heavy drinking can cause many problems including liver failure and cancers –specifically colorectal cancer. Be cautious of how much you drink because risks increase as you drink more.