Reaching 80% Screened for Colorectal Cancer by 2018

Piedmont Healthcare Comprehensive Digestive Care Center embraces the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. Along with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and the American Cancer Society, our practice recognizes that colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. It is the second leading cause of cancer death, and a cause…

Is Your Home Poison-Proof?

Children under age six account for half of all poison exposures. Poisoning is preventable and treatable. When baby-proofing your home, make sure you are poison-proofing it as well. How to poison-proof your home Know what is poisonous. Chemicals and cleaning products are on the list. But don’t forget: Medications (including prescription, over-the-counter and vitamins) Cosmetics…

Screen for Colon Cancer In Your Own Home

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Screening and early detection are the biggest allies against colon cancer and many testing options now exist. While a colonoscopy is still the standard screening test, Cologuard® can be an alternative at-home option. Cologuard® is a prescription-based noninvasive colon cancer screening test available for adults ages 50 and…

Ways To Encourage Healthy Food Options

Raising food smart kids can sometimes be a battle. Parents can help kids make healthy nutritional choices through some simple, effective steps. Make healthy food easily accessible. Kids tend to grab the crackers and cookies from the pantry because it’s easy. Make fruits and vegetables just as simple to access. Keep apples in a visible…