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Study Shows Benefits, Drawbacks of CT Scans For Colon Cancer

A recent study suggests that CT scans could be beneficial as an initial colon screening for patients who are hesitant about undergoing a colonoscopy. According to the American College of Radiology, CT scans, or virtual colonoscopies, were able to detect most large polyps, but were much less efficient in catching smaller polyps. The good news is that small polyps (under … Continue reading »

Steps To Reduce Hemorrhoid Risk

Even though half of us will have had hemorrhoids by the time we turn 50, there are ways to lesson the odds. There are some concrete steps to take to reduce your risk, and most of them will do much to improve your overall health as well. They include: Eating a diet high in fiber, which promotes smoother, more regular … Continue reading »

Specialists Offer Quick, Easy Hemorrhoid-Removal Procedures

Tried every over-the-counter cream and ointment for hemorrhoids, with little or no results? Also run through the gamut of prescription salves? Then it may be time for you to consider a surgical procedure to quickly, easily get rid of the problem. There are now many procedures available to remove hemorrhoids, and most can be done in an outpatient setting. That … Continue reading »

Monitor Your Use of OTC Remedies For Best Results

There‚Äôs not much of a bright side when it comes to dealing with hemorrhoids, but at least there are remedies readily available at your local pharmacy. The best over-the-counter (OTC) treatments protect the skin, so try using topical creams that contain zinc oxide or petroleum jelly. Other good ointments to try contain one percent hydrocortisone, which can relieve inflammation and … Continue reading »