colonoscopy

Biden to transfer presidential powers during colonoscopy

BETHESDA, Md. – The White House says President Joe Biden will briefly transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris when he undergoes a “routine colonoscopy.” Press secretary Jen Psaki says Biden will be under anesthesia Friday during the procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Harris “will work from her office in the West Wing during this time.”…

Sanford Opens New Center For Digestive Health

The center meets the increased demand for procedures like colonoscopies

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health opens its new Center for Digestive Health to treat patients with gastrointestinal issues. The center, which is in the former Sanford Same Day Surgery building, celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting. It will meet the increased demand for procedures like colonoscopies. “Colonoscopy screening is one of the big things that we celebrate coming up here in…

Health Matters: Getting Screened for Colon Cancer

Physicians say the second most deadly cancer, colon cancer, is preventable

HEALTH MATTERS — Doctors are urging people to get checked for colon cancer during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. But what can you expect to go through when getting screened for the second most deadly cancer among US men and women? Catching a pre-cancerous growth in your colon at age 50 can add up to 30 years to your life. The…