Colorectal Cancer Crossword

Nearly double the number of young adults under 55 are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer today compared to a decade ago, and more are dying from the disease each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Review your knowledge of terms related to colorectal cancer.

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Crossword: Colorectal Cancer
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Cartoon Word Jumble Game

Thanks to the 2,114 of you following my medical terminology blog – many for over five years. You have helped make my journey as a blogger exciting and challenging. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Myrna LaFleur Brooks

Now rearrange the letters to find an anatomical term for the digestive system – the tube through which your Thanksgiving dinner will travel.

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The Human Microbiome

Why is the human microbiome a hot topic? Why is it at the frontier of personalized medicine? Does it change while you are on vacation? The answers are in this concise, easy-to-understand blog post.

Video: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Fecal transfusion, stool transplant, human probiotic, fecal enema Рwhy have these terms been replaced by fecal microbiota transplantation to describe this now standard procedure to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile, or C. diff. infection? Watch this short Mayo Clinic video to learn more.
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A New Term for Obesity!

Obesity, overweight, excessive fat – is there a stigma attached to these terms? Yes, there is! A physician group is working toward transitioning to a new term, one that broadens the definition and removes the attached stigma. Learn more – read this article.

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