Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the most prevalent of functional gastrointestinal disorders, is commonly diagnosed by gastroenterologists and primary care physicians. Recurrent abdominal pain and altered bowel habits, along with bloating and distention, are typical features of IBS. It impacts up to 15 percent of adults and interferes with patients’ daily lives. Economically, IBS is associated with reduced productivity and poses a burden to the healthcare system. Amid quantifiable costs measured by outpatient visits, diagnostic tests, and medications, the individual patient’s quality of life suffers with no single go-to therapy.
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Colonoscopy is the preferred colorectal cancer prevention test because it has the highest sensitivity for colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps can be detected and removed in one procedure.
Black History Month is a time to reflect on where our nation has been and where we currently stand regarding systemic racism, human rights, and social and economic injustice. The Oregon Clinic’s unique perspective as a health care provider allows us to witness firsthand how these inequalities are playing out during the COVID-19 pandemic for our local BIPOC population. The differences have been very obvious.
American Heart Month is a time to focus on improving heart health and preventing heart disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
This year, taking care of our cardiovascular health is more important than ever because of the potential harmful effects that COVID-19 can have on the heart and cardiovascular system.