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New moms: Importance of having a reliable thermometer

A good digital thermometer is a necessity in every household when there’s a toddler in the family.

Thermometers come in different shapes and sizes and a good thermometer will give you a reading in 10 seconds. 213 more words

Must Know About Babies

Men taking HIV treatment have undetectable viral loads in the rectum; sexually transmitted infections make no difference

A small study assessing the infectiousness of HIV-positive gay men taking antiretroviral therapy has found that all study participants had an undetectable viral load in the rectum. 131 more words


Life After Surgery

My surgery was on February 10, of this year. I had my entire colon and rectum removed, and a j pouch created, due to my disease called FAP. 383 more words


FAP, my diagnosis

Hello, my name is Rebecca.

My story began last year, after being diagnosed with FAP (Familial Polyposis). It’s a very rare genetic disease, affecting only about 1 in 10,000 people. 309 more words



Pioneering surgeons have developed a technique to preserve the bowels when removing pre-cancerous growths. 452 more words


Joke of the Day:


While she was “flying” down the road yesterday, a woman passed over a bridge only to find a cop with a radar gun on the other side lying in wait. 

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Understanding Your colon

The colon is more popularly known as the large intestine. It connects the ileum or the last part of the small intestine with cecum, or the first part of the colon in the lower right abdomen.  289 more words

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