Three common questions about diverticulitis

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Almost half of all Americans over the age of 60 develop colon diverticulosis and approximately 15% of those end up with diverticulitis, which is an uncomfortable and often painful condition. While the disease is fairly common, not many people know much about it.

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Three simple questions to ask before your colonoscopy

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Starting at age 50, most people become familiar with the colonoscopy. Used to screen for colorectal cancer and pre-cancerous polyps, the colonoscopy has proven to be very effective at finding issues early and removing polyps before they have the chance to turn into cancer. If it's time for you to schedule this screening test, be sure to review the following questions with your provider. 

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How do you know when you need gallbladder surgery?

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Surgery to remove the gallbladder is a very common procedure at Logansport Memorial Hospital and across the country. In fact, cholecystectomy - the formal name for gallbladder removal surgery - currently accounts for 75% of all surgical procedures in the United States. Surgery is the most common treatment for gallstones that are causing pain and other problems. How do you know if you're having issues with your gallstones? And when do those issues warrant surgery? Let's learn more about gallstones and surgical treatment options. 

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