St. Thomas Medical Group Endoscopy Center specializes in colon cancer screening and the treatment of gastrointestinal problems. Our outpatient, freestanding endoscopic facility proudly serves the greater Nashville area. We provide quality care in a friendly, comfortable setting.
5 Natural Sources of Probiotics
Consuming probiotics can help your body maintain its natural balance of gut flora and can help restore that balance when it has been thrown off kilter by sickness, stress or antibiotics.
Socioeconomic Disparities in Colon Cancer Deaths
The American Cancer Society reports that half of all premature colon cancer deaths in Americans aged 25 to 64 are linked to ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic inequalities, and therefore could be prevented.
Increasing Fiber Could Lower Your Weight
Findings in a recent study indicate that increasing your intake of dietary fiber can actually promote weight loss and encourage healthier eating overall.
Oral Drug Prevents Colon Polyps in Recent Animal Study
Individuals who are genetically predisposed to colon cancer are also likely to develop intestinal inflammation before signs of cancer appear. Inflammatory cells in the colon become increasingly common after the age of 50.