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Tips for Safe, Healthy Holiday Cooking

Posted on November 12, 2014

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During the holidays, food often takes center stage. Large meals and gatherings, however, can present challenges to colon cancer patients undergoing treatment. First of all, safe food handling is important during this time of year, simply because we’re often eating food prepared by friends are family members and also consuming more leftovers from holiday gatherings. Because cancer patients can be at an increased risk for a suppressed immune system, it is even more important to be aware that your holiday food is handled safely. Read more

Update: Cologuard Stool DNA Screening Test

Posted on October 31, 2014

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This month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final National Coverage Decision for Cologuard, making it the first FDA-approved stool DNA test for the detection of colon cancer and precancer covered for Medicare patients throughout the country. This came after the exciting US FDA approval of Cologuard in August. You may have heard some buzz earlier this week about Cologuard’s availability to the public. It turns out some of these facts were incorrect. In order to eliminate any confusion around this new colon cancer screening test, we’re setting the record straight. Check out our updated FAQ to find out what you need to know. Read more

Healthy Hints for a Happy Halloween

Posted on October 29, 2014

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Can you believe it – Halloween is just a few days away! This time of year is packed with fun fall activities and lots of tasty treats. But while you’re enjoying all the season has to offer, it’s important to keep some nutritional and safety considerations in mind, too. Read more

Probiotics and the Colon, a Perfect Fit

Posted on October 8, 2014

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When we hear the word ‘bacteria’ we don’t think of the word ‘healthy’.  Most often the word ‘bacteria’ usually conjures up images of dirt, spoilage or sickness. Many times bacteria can be linked to those descriptions, but there are other kinds of good bacteria that live in our intestinal tract, which benefit our health in many ways. The term probiotic is used to describe these healthy bacteria. Read more

Pink-tober Isn’t Just for Breast Health Anymore

Posted on September 15, 2014

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It’s a fact: 72% of women report being up-to-date on their breast health screenings while only a little more than half could say the same about colon cancer. Colon cancer screening tests save lives – just like breast exams and mammograms.

We’re getting a little cheeky with our Screen This Too! campaign this October, and we need you to be part of the movement and help spread the word! Read more

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