Tag Archives: colon cancer

ColonChat will bust your colon cancer myths

Quick reminder about the upcoming #ColonChat.  It is THIS FRIDAY, March 24, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time.  My colleague, Dr. Jake Matlock, will join me and others from the HCMC GI Lab for a fast-paced hour using Twitter … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Gastroenterology, Preventive care | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Famous people get colon cancer and so can you

Hey, everybody.  March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and we’re going all in (bad choice of words when talking about colonoscopies, perhaps) here at Healthy Matters. Here’s what we’re doing for Colon Cancer Awareness Month On Friday, March 3,  I … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Gastroenterology, Preventive care, Primary Care | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The one where I get a colonoscopy

See that brave patient in the picture?  Yup, that’s me, just minutes from getting my colonoscopy at HCMC last year.  I’ve been meaning to do a post about that experience and now seems as good a time as any.  What … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Gastroenterology, Preventive care | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Coffee, WHO and You: the best news in a long time

OK, before I say one thing about this topic, we need to set the mood by playing this very short audio clip.  Make sure the sound is turned up on your computer or mobile device and click the “play” arrow. … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Diabetes, Diet and exercise, Health and wellness, Health in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Aspirin: should you take it?

There was a big development in health care news this week.  The buzz is all about the latest guidelines on aspirin since our friends at the US Preventive Services Task Force updated the recommendations.  It came out in the Annals … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Health in the News, Medical research | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment