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Ask the Experts: Septic Arthritis; Virtual Colonospocy; Energy Drinks

Q: A friend of mine was recently told that she has septic arthritis. Can you tell me more about this condition?

A: Septic arthritis develops from an infection in the body that travels to a joint through the bloodstream. One common culprit is the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which is present even

2. Diagnostic Tests

In many cases, a digestive disorder can be diagnosed from common symptoms, a physical exam, and simple blood tests. But many digestive disorders share symptoms, making diagnosis tricky. Plus, some diseases, like colon cancer, need to be detected before symptoms appear so they can be effectively treated. In these incidences,

9. Diseases and Disorders of the Colon

After the small intestine, digested food moves through the six-foot-long large intestine (also known as the colon) where water, some nutrients, and electrolytes are absorbed. The remaining solid waste then travels from the colon into the rectum as stool. It is in the colon where people suffer from many of

5. Reducing the Risk of Common Conditions

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes represent a major health problem in the United States. They account for approximately 86 percent of all healthcare costs and are frequently associated with a significant reduc-tion in quality of life. The CDC reports that roughly half of

9. Diseases and Disorders of the Colon

The large intestine is about six feet long. It is here that water, some nutrients, and electrolytes are absorbed from partly digested food. The remaining solid waste then moves from the colon into the rectum as stool.
Constipation
Many people believe they are constipated if they don’t have a bowel movement at

2. Diagnostic Tests

In some cases, a digestive disorder can be diagnosed from symptoms, medical history, physical examination, and perhaps blood tests. However, many digestive disorders have symptoms in common, and some diseases, such as colon cancer, need to be detected before symptoms actually occur in order to be effectively treated. Therefore, specialized

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal cancer remains one of the most curable cancers if it is detected early. It also is very preventable if you undergo routine colorectal cancer screening. Several screening options are available, and we’re looking at one of them—colonoscopy—in this month’s cover story. Recent studies have suggested that the quality of

Consider All Your Options for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colonoscopy has been a mainstay for detecting precancerous polyps and warding off colorectal cancer. Nevertheless, not everyone who is a candidate for screening can undergo colonoscopy, while others simply choose not to have it done for fear of potential complications from the exam or the bowel preparation it requires.
Colonoscopy remains

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