Fecal transfusion, stool transplant, human probiotic, fecal enema – why have these terms been replaced by fecal microbiota transplantation to describe this now standard procedure to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile, or C. diff.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.
Lesson 8: Digestive System
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.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Do you know how common it is; are you in the age group most affected? Read the post and solve the crossword. Short on time? Try the mini! Use the “hint” if you get stuck.
Find out how to use word parts to help you spell and define esophagogastroduodenoscopy correctly each time you use it. You can apply this technique to learn other medical terms built from word parts.
We have scrambled a medical term. Use the cartoon and clues to unscramble the letters to find the answer. It should be fast and fun, and involves food.
During a recent visit to my doctor, I encountered the acronym FIT (fecal immunochemical test). FIT is a newer colon cancer screening test to detect a small amount of blood in the stool. 0