Screening

Colorectal cancer screening before age 50? – Harvard Health Blog – Health Article

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There is strong evidence that screening for CRC with colonoscopy, other visual exams, or stool-based tests can reduce CRC mortality. As a result, several expert organizations have long recommended regular CRC screening for US adults ages 50 to 75. In 2018, the American Cancer Society (ACS) became the first major organization to recommend CRC screening starting at 45. Why did the ACS recommend CRC screening…

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What you need to know about hospitals nationwide promoting free hernia screenings – Health Article

The ad pictured above was for a Chicago-area hospital.  But such marketing is popping up all over the U.S.  It’s happening not just in paid-for ads and marketing, but also in supposedly independently vetted journalism. Here are just a few of many examples you can find online. In Amarillo, Texas, a TV news anchor presented a fawning promotion for a medical center’s free hernia screening which was also tied directly to a promotion of its robotic surgery system.  The anchorwoman…

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