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Sep

2018

The Tide Pod Challenge – Don’t Do It

The Tide pod challenge, the newest fad among adolescents, is presenting physicians and poison control centers with growing concerns about the dangers of children and teens consuming the pods, which have highly concentrated laundry detergent in them. 
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25

Sep

2018

Is It Possible to get a Tapeworm by Eating Sushi?

The Japanese dishes, sushi and sashimi, have gained popularity in the U.S. with many people enjoying these meals containing raw fish. As with the consumption of any raw meat, there are health risks that can result in an infection, especially certain parasites. Most people in the U.S. are aware that eating raw or undercooked beef or pork can lead to a parasitic infection, but there is also that risk with raw fish and seafood. The fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum, is picked up by eating raw or undercooked freshwater fish or fish that reproduce in freshwater rivers, such as salmon.
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Aug

2018

Rising Incidence of Colorectal Cancer in Millennials and Generation Xers

Historically most of the nations 135,000 annual cases of colorectal cancer have occurred in individuals 55 years of age and older. The current colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommend screening start at age 50 for average-risk patients which allow for the removal of polyps that over time could develop into colon cancer...
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Aug

2018

At-Home Colon Cancer Screening Tests: Are They a Safe Alternative?

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer for both men and women, but when detected early, it can be effectively treated.
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Aug

2018

7 Myths of Colon Cancer You Should Be Aware Of

Since March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time to debunk some of the myths surrounding colon cancer...
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