Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.
For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care provider: Time to have a colonoscopy. Read about the new age guideline.
Are you at risk for colon cancer? You can find out by answering a variety of questions with our colon cancer screening tool.
A gluten-free diet helps manage symptoms of celiac disease and other medical conditions associated with gluten. It's important to know how it can affect your overall nutritional needs.
Colorectal cancer screenings are recommended beginning at age 50. Preparing for a screening can be uncomfortable or inconvenient, but it's necessary for detecting cancer and could be lifesaving.
Food intolerances are very common. In fact, many people often confuse food intolerance with food allergies. However, they are different. Learn how to distinguish between the two.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women. Early detection is key. Read FAQ about a new screening test you can do in the privacy of your own home.
We’ve all heard the phrase “feel the burn.” Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, symptoms include heartburn and regurgitation. When it occurs twice or more weekly, it may require attention.
Deb Gunderson has natural curiosity and a love of medicine. It was for those reasons that the licensed practical nurse opted for a sedation-free colonoscopy when she was due to receive the important colon cancer screening.
The end-of-the-year holidays are perfect for family gatherings, shopping excursions and workplace potlucks. These, in turn, can lead to an uninvited guest: norovirus, which causes people to become sick with cramping, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus.
Most adults experience occasional constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, urgent bowel movements and cramping abdominal pain. However, for some people, these symptoms are a more regular occurrence affecting their quality of life and daily routine. Unfortunately, many of these individuals have what is known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) yet don’t know it because they’ve never received an evaluation or diagnosis.
At least 40 million Americans suffer from heartburn. Most have only mild or occasional symptoms. However, about 15 million need medication on a daily basis to control that burning sensation.
Learn what heartburn is, what causes it and if there are long-term symptoms.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which consists of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can be a frustrating diagnosis to deal with. In general, there is no clear evidence that one trigger alone causes problems. Therefore, there is no particular food, diet or lifestyle that causes, prevents or cures IBD.