Diagnostics & Testing

Skip the Excuse, NOT Your Colonoscopy

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It’s no secret that com­plet­ing pre­ven­tive screen­ings, like a colonoscopy, sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­ers your risk of devel­op­ing (or dying from) col­orec­tal can­cer. Even though it has been proven to be an extreme­ly effec­tive way to pre­vent col­orec­tal can­cer, near­ly a third of eli­gi­ble adults have not com­plet­ed their colonoscopy. To encour­age you to com­plete your screen­ing, our board-cer­ti­fied Gas­troen­terol­o­gists offer their reBUT­Tals to some of the most com­mon excus­es used to delay get­ting a colonoscopy.

Unraveling Cardiology

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The human heart is respon­si­ble for pump­ing blood and oxy­gen through­out your body, mak­ing it one of the most vital organs. It is com­prised of arter­ies, mus­cles and elec­tri­cal impuls­es that keep us healthy and mov­ing on a dai­ly basis. Due to its com­plex­i­ty and rela­tion­ship with oth­er organs in your body, there are a vari­ety of car­di­ol­o­gists who spe­cial­ize in dif­fer­ent func­tions of your car­diac system.

Q&A: Mammography Call-Backs

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You’ve fol­lowed your physician’s rec­om­men­da­tion and had your year­ly screen­ing mam­mo­gram per­formed, but then you get called back for addi­tion­al imag­ing. Nat­u­ral­ly your ini­tial reac­tion caus­es your blood pres­sure to spike…this is a test that detects breast can­cer after all. How­ev­er, only 10% of women called back for more tests are found to have breast can­cer accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety. Learn more about call-backs and why it might not nec­es­sar­i­ly be cancer.