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February 2018

By the Numbers: Colorectal Cancer

4.2 Percentage of women who will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.4.6 Percentage of men who will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.5 Average length of the colon in feet.Up to 20 Years—Time it can take for a noncancerous polyp (fleshy bump) in the colon to grow and become.64.9 Five-Year survival rate of colorectal cancer.1.3 Million—Number of people currently living wit…

All the Ways We Care: How an Once of Prevention…Can Save Your Life

People who want to live a long and healthy life choose to be proactive about their health. They exercise regularly, they try to eat a healthy diet, and if they’re smart, they take advantage of every medical screening that is appropriate for their age and gender. Fortunately, thanks to Main Street Hospital and your personal physician, you and your family have convenient access to a comprehensiv…

Gut Check: Digestive Health

60 to 70 million people in the United States suffer from digestive problems each year. Here’s what you need to know:How’s your “tummy” feeling? Turns out that’s a fairly complicated question. The digestive system in an adult can be up to 30 feet in length, from the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines all the way down to the rectum and anus. And all along the way, something can…

Attention All Men Forty & Over

It’s time to talk to your doctor about prostate cancer, the second most common type of cancer in American men.About one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately, the survival rate for the disease is high. Early detection is critical, however, because prostate cancer has few if any symptoms. According to the American Cancer Society, a discussion with your doctor…

Are You At Risk: Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. Here are some of the factors that can increase your risk.Age: Colorectal cancer is much more common after age 50, which is the age most people should begin to have a colorectal screening such as a colonoscopy.Too Much Red Meat: A diet high in beef, pork and lamb as well as hot dogs and some luncheon meats can…

A Message From Our CEO: The Power of Prevention

It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And that proverb is today even more true thanks to the wonders of medical technology. A whole range of preventive screenings are now available that can save people’s lives, including yours. So it’s time for all of us to put aside our usual excuses for not having these medical screenings, everything from…

Interview with Kathy Ireland: The Power & Wisdom of Prevention

Supermodel Kathy Ireland is on a mission to encourage colon cancer screening.Kathy Ireland is a Renaissance woman. The former supermodel of the 1980s and 1990s, perhaps best known for making the Sports Illustrated cover 13 consecutive issues, including the 25th anniversary issue, is also a highly successful businesswoman. In 1993, she launched kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW) a lifestyle brand…

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