January 11, 2021
At the start of any new year, many of us make commitments to ourselves for healthier, happier living. Some of those commitments stick and some of them fade away. One such commitment that has gained traction and attention is “Dry January”, where people pledge to eliminate the consumption of alcohol from their daily lives for the entire month of January.
November 30, 2020
MNGI Digestive Health’s Woodbury Endoscopy Center has received the “Guardian of Excellence” award from Press Ganey for consistent high-level performance in Patient Experience. The Woodbury location earned this award by scoring in the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction surveys for the overall facility rating, as measured in four consecutive quarters in a rolling 12-month period. For 35 years…
November 18, 2020
Make your voice heard! The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently published a draft recommendation to lower the screening age for colorectal cancer (CRC) to 45 years old for average-risk individuals. This would be a change from the current recommendation to start screening at age 50, and the USPSTF is seeking input on these recommendations through November 23rd.
September 24, 2020
Talking about colorectal cancer can be intimidating or even a little scary. However, knowing the early signs of colorectal cancer can help you catch the disease early, improving the odds that you can prevent it from coming back and beat it.
September 17, 2020
Every year in March, organizations and individuals around the country work to increase awareness for the risk factors, signs and symptoms, screening recommendations, and resources associated with colorectal cancer. Colorectal Cancer Awareness month is filled with activities and events aimed to educate people about the risks of this terrible disease. However, March of 2020 went differently than…
September 10, 2020
The death of Chadwick Boseman at age 43 shocked the world. When we lose loved ones, celebrities, or icons in our world to cancer at such a young age, many people search for answers to their questions.
August 27, 2020
Back to school is a time of new beginnings for your child. New classrooms, new teachers, new classmates, and new learning material will keep everyone on their toes to start the new year. But with all these changes, unhealthy habits can form quickly. Here are some easy tips on how to make your child’s adjustment to a new school year healthy and positive.   Help Manage Stress
July 09, 2020
The Gastroenterologists with MNGI Digestive Health get to know so much about their patients, but the patients don’t always get to know much about their doctors. This new blog series provides a chance to learn a little bit more about the caring physicians who are caring for you.
July 01, 2020
The 4th of July holiday weekend is here! While the barbeques, cabin weekends, parties, fireworks, and all the festivities may be a little different this year due to COVID-19, you can still make it a fun-filled weekend. But do not let your health and wellbeing fall by the wayside. There are many ways you can still enjoy your weekend while still making smart choices. Here are four helpful tips…
June 25, 2020
Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) adds new obstacles to everyday life that can sometimes be hard to navigate. With the help of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, one of MNGI Digestive Health’s community partners, we are able to provide our patients with resources that can help make each day just a little bit easier.