Researchers at the National Cancer Institute estimate about 142,800 Americans are diagnosed with colon and rectum cancer each year. Early screening and detection, along with a healthy lifestyle, can reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Learn more about ways to help prevent colorectal cancer and get info on ways to keep your digestive system healthy and strong.
Diabetes can increase your risk for developing heart disease, blindness and more. Take the Diabetes Risk Test to see whether you're at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Visit your neighborhood Walgreens pharmacy on the American Diabetes Association« Alert Days« on March 26 to take the test.
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Q: Do I need special permission to take syringes and other diabetic supplies on a plane or cruise ship?
A: Yes, certain U.S. federal regulations must be observed when travelling with certain drugs and supplies, including syringes. The Transportation Security Administration, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, spells out these regulations.
Q: Should I get a colonoscopy and how often do I need one?
A: If you are over 50, you should get a colonoscopy. If you have a family history of colon cancer, your physician may recommend colonoscopies at an earlier age. Colon and rectal cancer can start from polyps in the colon or rectum. Polyps, or abnormal growths that don't belong in your body, can develop into cancers.