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Time to Go See a Doctor?

According to Google’s Zeitgeist 2012, some of the most popular search trends for the year included Whitney Houston, Hurricane Sandy, Big Bird and… hemorrhoids. It seems as though we would rather ask our smart phones about those pesky little pains in our behinds rather than our family physician. On some level, it is not surprising as hemorrhoids are an unpleasant … Continue reading »

The Many Benefits of Advocacy

Whether it’s buying a car, choosing the healthiest breakfast cereal or being up to date on the latest healthcare news, the old saying is true: An informed consumer is a smart consumer. Being an advocate means nipping problems in the bud. When it comes to healthcare, that means not being afraid to seek out medical attention. Many people are skipping … Continue reading »

Finding Reliable Health Information Online

The Internet supplies a wealth of resources when you search for health-related advice. Trusting the information on just any website could be risky for your health, so it is important to be able to evaluate the good from the bad.  Go ahead and do the online research in preparation for talking with your doctor, but follow these steps to be … Continue reading »

Untreated Hemorrhoids Can Affect Your Overall Health

Some people really don’t like to go to the doctor, so they try to take care of any medical issues on their own. That works sometimes, but if hemorrhoids have been a problem for you more than once, it’s time to seek outside help. If you have never had hemorrhoids, you may be able to take care of the problem … Continue reading »

How to Help Family Members Schedule, Receive A Colonoscopy

If you’ve been after a friend or loved one to do something about a first-time or recurrent hemorrhoid problem, don’t think your job is done once they’ve made their doctor’s appointment. There are a few things to keep in mind to help you be a supportive coach during the entire process. Before the doctor’s visit, for instance, you can help … Continue reading »

Understanding The Differences Between Polyps & Hemorrhoids

When someone has a colonoscopy, one thing the specialist is looking for is the presence of polyps. But what are they, and why are they a potential problem? Polyps are growths in the inside of the large intestine. They can be raised or flat, and tend to grow in people over age 50, or in those who have a personal … Continue reading »