Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood. Obesity was also associated with an elevated risk of developing rectal cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings come at a time of growing concern about the ...

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Introducing IAHCSMM’s New Endoscope Reprocessing Manual

IAHCSMM’s new 15-chapter manual serves as a valuable education tool and resource for endoscope reprocessing managers and technicians. Manual, workbook and boxed courses new available for sale! The 1st Edition Boxed Course includes the Endoscope Reprocessing Manual and the Workbook. The purpose of the manual is to provide information that enhances the knowledge of those responsible for reprocessing endoscopes and ...

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Launches New IBD Clinical Trials Community to Educate and Support Clinical Trial Participation

Clinical trial recruitment is a challenging step toward FDA approval of new treatments for patients across all disease states; this is especially true for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (the Foundation) launched today a dedicated Clinical Trials Community (the Community) for IBD. The Community is designed to educate patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers about the clinical ...

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SGNA Deadline Approaching

Enroll for the Summer 2017 Infection Prevention Champions Program by July 31 Learn how an Infection Prevention Champion can… Identify areas of improvement by completing the Clinical Effectiveness Assessment Provide education for your GI team Help your GI team provide the best in patient care And be an ambassador for your next surveyor visit Let SGNA help you hit your target with ...

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SGNA Continues its Forward Momentum…

Announcing New Executive Director On behalf of the Board of Directors, SGNA is pleased to announce Kim Eskew, MBA CAE as the new Executive Director, effective July 1. Kim comes to SGNA with more than 12 years of association management experience, most recently serving as Executive Director for the Society of Pediatric Nurses and the International Society for Experimental Hematology. ...

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