Monthly Archives: January 2017


New Year, Check Your REAR – Part 5

Colonoscopies Save Lives By Zac Woodruff, RN BS All month long, I’ve been talking with you about colon cancer, preventative screening, and my own experience with my first colonoscopy procedure. Here’s a quick recap of the facts we’ve talked about this month: • Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States.

New Year, Check Your REAR – Part 4

My Colonoscopy By Zac Woodruff, RN BS No matter how prepared you think you are for something, there is always a bit of nervousness and apprehension accompanying something new; the first time you ride a roller coaster, the first time you fly in an airplane, the first time you snowboard down the mountain. This is

New Year, Check Your REAR – Part 3

Oh Terrible Bowel Prep By Zac Woodruff, RN BS Anyone who is scheduled for a colonoscopy has to prepare for it, not just mentally, but physically. You simply can’t just decide you are getting one, walk into your appointment, and get the results that you want. You must prepare your bowels, and oh what terrible

New Year, Check your REAR!- Part 2

Colonoscopies? Where to Start? By Zac Woodruff, RN BS Last week, I started a month long blog series on colon cancer and what we all need to know about it. The single most important thing we can do to prevent colon cancer is to get a colonoscopy when we reach age 50 (sometimes at a

New year, Check your REAR- Part 1

Let’s Talk About Colon Cancer & What You Need To Know By Zac Woodruff, RN BS First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! 2017 IS HERE!!!! Okay, now that’s out of the way and we can get to work. All month long this January, my blog is going to focus on one of the deadliest forms

Cervical Health Awareness Month

HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. The good news? The HPV vaccine (shot) can prevent HPV. Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests

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