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 Programs and Screenings

Crohn’s and Colitis NJ Fall Patient Education Symposium
Learn about current inflammatory bowel disease treatments and how kids are leading the way when it comes to the past, present and future of IBD.
Fee: $10
Thursday, October 26; 6:00 to 8:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
Register >


Gastrointestinal Health Articles
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Gastrointestinal Health

Increase whole grains and exercise, limit booze and processed meats: report

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Gastrointestinal Health

Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 health care-linked infection in America, and some people can't shake it

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Gastrointestinal Health

Rural living may have protective effect, Canadian study suggests

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