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The Best Colonoscopy Prep Tips, According to Doctors

Conditions New guidelines recommend a colonoscopy at age 45—down from 50. Most say the prep drink is worse than the actual procedure. Here’s how to make drinking it more tolerable. What is your bowel baseline? aradaphotography /Shutterstock Everyone will tolerate colonoscopy prep differently. It depends on how your bowels are functioning before the prep. “For… Read More »

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »