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Screening for Colon Cancer in Older Adults

Screening for disease is not as straightforward as it may seem on cursory examination. Sometimes it does not influence the course of the screened for disease and other times it may cause more harm than good as early intervention may result in more morbidity than if the disease had been undiagnosed. Then there is the…

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Acute Phosphate Nephropathy and Bowel Preps

I don’t know how to segue from high art to the lower bowel, so I’ll just do it. Americans have always been obsessed with their bowels – I’ve told my students many times that if they were to learn only one class of drug it should be laxatives – but lately this fixation has gone…

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