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  • Refusing Colonoscopy?  Bear Down and Send in Your Stool!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 2, 2015 | 4:26 pm

    Almost daily, I have to convince patients to get routine colonoscopies.  This never goes smoothly.  Some plead to wait another year, while others in their 70s flat out refuse to be subjected to such torture.  A colonoscopy is an invasive procedure that involves an unpleasant prep,...

  • Normal Test Results are Often Not Reassuring

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    March 1, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Every primary care doctor has been faced with this situation. A patient reports vague symptoms and is very worried that they are a sign of a catastrophic illness. The symptoms aren't even slightly suggestive of the disease the patient is worried about, but the patient’s neighbor’s...

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