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by Larissa Biggers, on June 27, 2019

This week, the Colon Cancer Coalition hosted a Twitter chat on an important topic—colorectal cancer. What is a Twitter chat, you may ask (I did too). It's actually a simple …

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by Larissa Biggers, on March 22, 2019

During March, aka Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, you have probably learned a lot about colorectal cancer (CRC) including screening options for the disease, proposed legislation to remove barriers to CRC screening, …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerscreeningCRCcolorectal cancerEAO CRCearly adult onset colorectal cancerBrooks Bell

by Larissa Biggers, on March 15, 2019

In case you have not heard, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Despite some bleak facts (e.g., CRC is the number two cause of cancer deaths in the US, the …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerscreeningCRCcolorectal cancerbackoffcoloncancerCandace HenleyAndrew AlbertReece GarciaBlue Hats

by Larissa Biggers, on February 28, 2019

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women, but if everyone 50 and older got regular screenings, six out of ten CRC-related …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerscreeningadenomapolypCRCcolorectal cancerGYRIGColon Cancer CoalitionStacy HurtGet Your Rear in Gearcancer

by Larissa Biggers, on November 30, 2018

Speak Visually. Create an infographic with Visme …

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Topics:colonoscopyendoscopyscreeningGI nursingendoscopistgastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancercecal intubation timeADR

by Larissa Biggers, on November 20, 2018

Beginning in 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General designated Thanksgiving National Family Health History Day. What does that mean for you? It’s pretty simple; as you gather with your relatives for …

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Topics:colonoscopyscreeningadenomapolypCRCcolorectal cancer

by Larissa Biggers, on November 16, 2018

Waiting is hating Americans hate to wait, whether it’s for food, Internet connectivity, or a green light. So it should come as no surprise that the more time patients spend …

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Topics:colonoscopyendoscopyscreeninghealthcare costsGI nursingendoscopy nursinglooping in colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancertortuous colonhospital costspatient experiencececal intubation timeColoWrap

by Larissa Biggers, on November 09, 2018

A recently published study in Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research found that use of ColoWrap significantly enhanced adenoma detection in obese patients, females, and patients 60 and older. In addition, …

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by Stacy Hurt, on November 02, 2018

“It’s probably IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or internal hemorrhoids, but let’s get a colonoscopy just to be sure,” my physician said. It wasn’t IBS or internal hemorrhoids. It was stage …

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Topics:colonoscopyscreeningCRCcolorectal cancerGYRIGColon Cancer CoalitionStacy HurtGreg SimonGet Your Rear in GearSarah DeBordBiden Cancer Initiative

by Larissa Biggers, on October 19, 2018

All physicians want to provide superior care for their patients, but practicing medicine today can be complicated. In the last decade, doctors have been tasked with navigating new technologies, government mandates, …

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