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Study: Insufficient Colon Cleansing May Hamper Colonoscopy

 HealthDay (3/30) reports, “Doctors may fail to detect precancerous growths if patients’ colons aren’t adequately cleansed before having a colonoscopy,” according to a study published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. “Researchers identified 373 patients who underwent a colonoscopy between 2004 and 2009, and had inadequate bowel preparation. Of the 133 patients who later had a… Read more »

AGA Pushing For Fix To Preventive-Care Rules For Screening Colonoscopies

The Billings (MT) Gazette (3/11, Uken) reported, “The nation’s new Affordable Care Act requires most insurance plans to cover all costs for preventive care, including colon cancer screening.” However, the free screening may result in a bill to the patient if polyps are found and removed during the procedure. As a result, “some physicians and… Read more »