Digestive Health

If you’re child’s not sprouting up like he or she should, don’t ignore it. A decline in growth rate could be an early sign of Crohn’s disease say gastrointestinal specialists at Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Other indicators include sudden fatigue, frequent stomach pains, joint paint and recurrent diarrhea. Although Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition, it can be effectively managed with medications, diet and other therapies. Read how our program helped an aspiring young soccer player >




Digestive Health Programs and Screenings


Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”


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Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Simple at-home stool tests are a reliable way to screen for colon cancer -- and a good alternative to invasive colonoscopies, a new research review confirms.

The analysis, of 31 studies, looked at the effectiveness of the fecal immunochemical test, or FIT -- which detects hidden blood in the stool. It found that a one-time FIT screening caught up to 91 percent of colon cancers in people at average risk of the disease.

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