Cologuard: At-home test is not for everyone

Cologuard is a stool-based colorectal screening test that received FDA approval in August 2014. This test is performed at home and detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations in the stool that may indicate certain kinds of abnormal growths, such as colon cancer or polyps (precursors to cancer). In a large study comparing Cologuard with colonoscopy, the … Read More

Studies linking PPIs to dementia are no need for panic

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were first approved for use in the 1980s. They are sold by prescription and over-the-counter under a variety of brand names, including Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. By lowering the amount of acid produced in the stomach, these medications are very effective at treating heartburn and indigestion, along with additional diseases such as peptic ulcers and H. … Read More