I’m willing to bet that most people’s New Year’s resolutions have something to do with weight loss, eating better, or becoming more fit. These are great things to work on in the new year! They’re also great things to work on during the last few weeks of December, so what are you waiting for?
But what if it’s too late? If you’re reading this while in the midst of a potentially failed bowel prep don’t despair! There are many ways to salvage a bowel prep and still have a safe, high-quality colonoscopy the next day. It all depends on what time you take action; If you wait until 2 hours before the procedure is scheduled than nothing can be done, but if you’re already having issues the night before you can totally recover from this and be fine. This is what I usually recommend…
Hubris is a killer. Fight it with humility! In medicine, we often don’t know why things happen as they do, and it can be hard to say “I don’t know” when faced with certain questions. Some patients view uncertainty very unfavorably and want total confidence by their doctor all the time. How do you feel when your doctor says “I don’t know”?
I made a list of six things that needed to happen if I was going to turn my life around. I was frustrated with my then-current work-life situation, and kept falling into the same bad patterns but couldn’t figure out how to break the cycle. After constantly feeling like I didn’t have time to exercise or eat right because I was too tired or spent, one day I literally looked in the mirror and had an epiphany…
Fermented foods are known as an excellent source of probiotics, and may have a variety of health benefits. Hard scientific data on these fermented foods is hard to come by however. Read about a recent study that suggests these foods may reduce the risk of colon cancer!
The American Cancer Society (ACS) released new guidelines regarding colorectal cancer screening for the average-risk individual. The big news is that they now recommend that screening for colorectal cancer begin at age 45 rather than age 50.
Today is the big day! My solo private practice is now open!
How to cheat on the bowel prep for a colonoscopy and still have a successful procedure, written by a gastroenterologist.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month continues on! However let’s face it, awareness by itself is not enough! To have an impact, we need to take action against colon cancer. We must also have the necessary tools, tactics, and training to take care of business when polyps rear their ugly head. It’s a bad month to be a polyp!!!