Gastrointestinal Health

Atlantic Health System is joining the American Cancer Society in its quest to have 80% of adults 50 years of age and older regularly receiving screenings for colorectal cancer by 2018. You can help by spreading the word about the importance of detection methods like colonoscopies and stool tests, also called fecal occult blood tests (FOBT). When caught in the early stages, colorectal cancer is more likely to be successfully treated, and in some cases, can even be prevented through the removal of pre-cancerous tissue. Learn more about our colon cancer screening services >



Gastrointestinal Health Articles
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Gastrointestinal Health

Large study finds key mutations that may be tied to raised risk for inflammatory bowel disease

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Gastrointestinal Health

Study found association between prolonged use of certain drugs and increased risk of early death

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Gastrointestinal Health

1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

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Gastrointestinal Health

Small study shows helpful gut germs are still there 2 years on

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Gastrointestinal Health

Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

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