Monthly Archives: February, 2021

What is endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that allows a doctor to examine and repair internal organs by inserting a flexible tube through the mouth, other opening, or a small incision. The tube, or endoscope, is equipped with a camera and light. Endoscopy is most commonly used to diagnose and treat issues with the digestive tract. Endoscopy offers the significant…

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Is Tubal Ligation Right For You?

Birth control, contraception, family planning…however you describe it, choosing which method is best for you is a personal decision. There’s no right or wrong answer that meets every person’s needs. Permanent methods of preventing pregnancy, such as ‘having your tubes tied’ or vasectomy, can be worth considering if you’re sure you don’t want to become…

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Know the Warning Signs of Colon Cancer

Tragically, colorectal cancer (often referred to as ‘colon cancer’) is the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the US, even though treatments can be very successful when found early. When colon cancer is found early, before it spreads, the survival rate is very high. If the cancer is detected later and has a…

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