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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

Red Meat and Colon Cancer – What’s the Link?

Posted on September 5, 2014

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The choice to choose red meat over white meat and even choosing vegetables and soy in place of meat all together has become a growing trend in the United States. Many people have heard the link between red meat and colorectal cancer causing them to morph into vegetarians. In fact, approximately 5 percent or 16 million people are vegetarian now and 33 percent are eating vegan or vegetarian meals more often, even though they do not practice a strict vegetarian diet. These numbers present an interesting question, is there really a scientific link between red meat and colorectal cancer? Read more

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