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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened Feature
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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened
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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

What You Need to Know About Prenatal Testing
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What You Need to Know About Prenatal Testing

These tests look for problems that could signal birth defects or genetic diseases, and the results can help you make the most informed decisions before and after you deliver.

Some Unfinished Business for This Congress: Pass the Donut Hole Fix in the Medicare Part D Program
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Some Unfinished Business for This Congress: Pass the Donut Hole Fix in the Medicare Part D Program

Congress’s must fix the impending "out-of-pocket cliff" for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program that could severely harm 44 million Americans.

Should You Get Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?
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Should You Get Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?

Though testing for two genes that raise breast cancer risk has been around for decades, a new survey finds many high-risk women don't get the test, often because they aren't told to by their doctors.

Tips for a Better Colonoscopy
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Tips for a Better Colonoscopy

Colonoscopies are essential to preventing colon cancer, but the prep is never fun. Here are some tips for making sure the preparation goes well—and you don't have to repeat it.

FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.
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FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Wednesday gave unanimous approval to what could soon be the first gene therapy to be marketed in the United States.

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Colon Cancer
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10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Colon Cancer

Without screening, colon cancer can be in an advanced stage before it is discovered. Generally, the earlier colon cancer is found the easier it is to treat.

Women's Health Screenings After 65
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Women's Health Screenings After 65

Sometimes even health care professionals are uncertain how to advise older women about mammograms and Pap tests. Here are some guidelines.