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News from San Antonio’s Leading Gastroenterologists

By SAGEC 3/1/2021

5 Colonoscopy Myths Debunked: COVID-19 Edition

Gut health is important, but some misinformation has infiltrated our culture regarding what's normal for GI health. So, our …

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By SAGEC 2/15/2021

Study: Sugar Can Increase Colitis, IBD Risk

A high-sugar diet could be one of the main culprits for an increased incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a …

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By SAGEC 2/1/2021

Heartburn Medication Shortage on Rise During COVID-19

According to a New York Times article, current events are turning up the heat when it comes to heartburn. More Americans are using …

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By SAGEC 1/15/2021

How Race Impacts Colon Cancer Incidence, Mortality

African Americans, especially under 50, are at higher risk of being diagnosed with colon cancer and dying from the disease than …

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By SAGEC 1/15/2021

FIT Tests vs. Colonoscopy: What You Need to Know

A recent New York Times article suggests that Americans of average risk of developing colon cancer should look toward a fecal …

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By SAGEC 11/30/2020

COVID-19 or Not, You Should Get Your Colonoscopy

At San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates & Endoscopy Centers, screening colonoscopies are safe, convenient, and, most importantly, …

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By SAGEC 11/11/2020

Cologuard vs. Colonoscopy: What You Need to Know

Cologuard vs. Colonoscopy: What You Need to Know More and more first time colon cancer screening patients are choosing Cologuard over a …

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By SAGEC 11/11/2020

US Preventative Task Force Advises Colon Cancer Screenings at age 45

Since 2018, the American Cancer Society has been urging the population to get screened for colon cancer at age 45 instead of 50.  Now, …

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By SAGEC 10/20/2020

Drugs like Viagra May Decrease Colon Cancer Risk

Drugs like Viagra May Decrease Colon Cancer Risk A new Swedish study finds drugs like Viagra may help prevent colon cancer in men as …

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By SAGEC 9/24/2020

Drinking Coffee May Improve Colon Cancer Survival Outcomes

Drinking coffee whether regular or decaffeinated may extend survival time in people with colorectal cancer, a new JAMA Oncology study …

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