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5 Tips on Keeping Your Colon Clean

Your colon is an essential part of your digestive tract. The colon is part of the large intestine, and its job is to absorb fluids and process waste products for elimination from your body. A healthy colon is free from disease and does a good job of eliminating waste; an unhealthy colon allows waste to […]

4 Benefits of Heart Screenings

Cardiac screening is one of the best things you can do for your heart and for your health. Heart screenings are a type of non-invasive, high speed, low radiation imaging technique that creates detailed images of the heart and blood vessels serving the heart. The technology images high and/or irregular heartbeats often associated with patients […]

How Pollen Season Affects Your Lungs

Ah, spring is in the air! And, unfortunately, so are pollens and other allergens. As flowers, weeds, grass, trees and other plants bloom, they release pollen into the air. This typically happens in the spring, summer, and fall. The exact dates of pollen allergy seasons differ, depending on where you live. It also depends on […]

Are You About to Have a Medical Screening? Here Is What You Need to Know About the Process

Medical screenings help you stay healthy by identifying the possible presence of an as-yet diagnosed illness, even before you experience signs or symptoms. Your doctor may recommend medical screenings, or you might ask your doctor for them. About Medical Screenings There are several types of medical screenings. Blood tests can screen for high cholesterol, diabetes, […]

Colon 101

The colon is an important, but often overlooked, part of the digestive tract. The colon, also known as the large intestine, is the final part of your digestive tract. Its main jobs are to reabsorb liquid and process wastes for elimination from your body. Your large intestine stores waste, absorbs vitamin K and other nutrients, […]

National Heart Awareness Month: Keep Your Heart Happy

February is National Heart Awareness Month, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States – heart disease – and ways to prevent it. Many national and local organizations recognize National Heart Awareness Month, and a number of doctors, hospitals, and imaging centers […]

5 Signs Your Heart Needs Help

Is Your Heart Trying to Tell You Something? Heart problems don’t always come with clear warning signs. Even heart attacks rarely cause the “clutch at your chest and collapse onto the floor” sign that you see in the movies. In many cases, heart problems cause subtle signs that may not even seem related to your […]

Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer? Find Out About Lung Cancer Risk Factors Here

Lung cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States; about 13 percent of all new cancer cases are lung cancer. The American Cancer Society says that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation. Cancer is a condition characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells. These unhealthy […]

Habits to Improve Colon Health

A healthy colon is essential for a well-functioning digestive tract and optimal overall health, so it is important to take good care of your colon. Your colon is also known as the large intestine. It is the last part of the digestive tract, which absorbs fluids and nutrients from the food you eat. Waste material […]

Get Screened for Colon Cancer for New Year’s Resolution

Making New Year’s resolutions can help you improve your health and well-being through lifestyle changes. Keeping those resolutions, though, can be tricky. An astounding 80 percent of people who make New Year’s resolution break them by the second week in February. That’s because keeping resolutions usually requires hard work and lifestyle changes. A colon cancer […]