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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious? Labor and delivery: Pain medications Lead poisoning Try these quick, fun breakfast options Over-the-counter laxatives for constipation: Use with caution

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Four Pills and a Colonoscopy

One thing that seems to keep people from scheduling a colorectal cancer screening is the task of drinking liters of laxative the night before. Well, there’s a new protocol for patients at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Before their virtual colonoscopy they simply take four tablets of the cleansing agent bisacodyl.  C. Daniel Johnson, M.D., Mayo Clinic radiologist and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Replacing Liters of Laxative; Four Pills Before a Virtual Colonoscopy

One thing that seems to keep people from scheduling a colorectal cancer screening is the task of drinking liters of laxative the night before. Well, there's a new protocol for patients at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Before their virtual colonoscopy they simply take four tablets of the cleansing agent bisacodyl.  C. Daniel Johnson, M.D., Mayo Clinic radiologist and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks