Tag Archives: colon cancer prevention

Aspirin more effective at preventing cancer deaths than previously thought

In the advertisements for aspirin you see every day on TV and in magazines, they have for years called it a wonder drug. Now, more and more of us doctors are finding that is truly the case. In past blogs … Continue reading

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Lack of sleep linked to risky precancerous colon polyps

In most of my health books, I discuss the reams of studies now showing myriad benefits from consistently getting a good night’s sleep. Now, we have another health benefit from good sleep. A recent study is showing that people who … Continue reading

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Low-dose aspirin reduces risk of developing and dying from colon cancer

ABC World News reported what most of us doctors have known for some time: that “at high doses, aspirin can cause side effects, like bleeding and stomach discomfort;” however, we also know that the “low dose of aspirin a lot … Continue reading

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Statin drugs may lower colon cancer risk: study

Statin drugs, which are used to lower cholesterol, may also lower the risk of colon cancer by as much as 12 percent, U.S. researchers have reported. The longer people took the highly popular cholesterol-lowering pills, the lower their risk of later … Continue reading

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Most Doctors Don’t Follow Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

Most doctors (81 percent) fall short when it comes to comparing what they do for colon cancer screening with what they should be doing. And, we docs fall off both sides of the balance beam, either ordering tests too frequently or … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Protects Against Polyps

Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) have been shown effective in treating high levels of triglycerides and in preventing primary and secondary cardiovascular disease. Now comes a new study showing that the fatty acid found in fish oil (EPA) has shown promise … Continue reading

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Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Soaking in more sunlight and drinking more dairy may help you ward off colon cancer according to a report in Medscape. Researchers in Europe have found that people with abundant levels of vitamin D — the so-called sunshine vitamin — … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 1 – Primary Care

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 1 – Primary Care In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize these ten essentials that are necessary to live a happy and highly … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Colorectal Screening? Give a Life-Saving Gift this Christmas.

Merry Christmas, and get a colorectal exam! Sound unusual? Well, a new study shows that sending reminders for colorectal screening exams during the December holiday season or near individuals’ birthdays increases attendance. The possible reason, say the study’s authors, could … Continue reading

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Both real and virtual colonoscopies work. Which does Dr. Walt recommend?

Reuters News is reporting that doctors who perform colonoscopies should not be worried that they may lose business to so-called virtual colonoscopies, despite reports that both approaches work equally well at detecting colon cancer. My Take?

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