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Millennials and Colon Cancer

Posted 7/3/2017 by UHBlog

Millennials and Colon Cancer

A recent study shows that colorectal cancer is much more prevalent in millennials than previously thought. What are the signs, and what can you do to lower your risk?

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Don’t Fear the Colonoscopy

Posted 4/18/2017 by UHBlog

Don't Fear the Colonoscopy

Educate yourself about what to expect…and why this test could save your life.

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10 Tests Every Man Should Get

Posted 4/28/2015 by UHBlog

If you can’t remember the last time you saw your doctor, it’s probably time to schedule an appointment. Are you one of those guys who hasn't visited your doctor in years? You are not alone. Even though early detection saves lives, one-fourth of all men blow off seeing their doctors each year. But, considering the consequences of letting disease run amok, taking time out for those annual checkups should be a priority, says internal medicine specialist Roy Buchinsky, MD. While you may...

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African-Americans and Colon Cancer Risks

Posted 3/19/2015 by UHBlog

Read more about colon cancer prevention, risks and screening options. Did you know that African-Americans are more likely to develop colon cancer, get it at an early age, and are more likely to die of it, when compared with Caucasians? In fact, African-Americans have the highest rates of colon cancer of any ethnic group in the U.S. These differences hold up even when doctors consider social and economic differences among ethnic groups, such as access to health care. “The differences pers...

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To Colonoscopy – or Not to Colonoscopy

Posted 3/1/2015 by UHBlog

Did you know there are multiple colon cancer screening options besides colonoscopies? Move over colonoscopies. There are several good alternatives to screen for colon cancer, the third most common cancer in men and women. "With a colonoscopy, the major fears for most people are the prep and sedation," says gastroenterologist Gregory Cooper, MD. "They hear all these horror stories about what these involve." In fact, the full bowel prep required for a colonoscopy is getting easier, Dr. Cooper sa...

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