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Digestive Health Center Receives National Recognition

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Colonoscopies are not fun to talk about. However, the bottom line is we need to know how to keep colon cancer at bay. So Digestive Health Center created a campaign to help educate people about colorectal cancer prevention. The Mission Possible campaign recently received national recognition.

The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates applauded Digestive Health Center on Kietzke Lane for its outreach efforts to raise awareness about the importance of colon cancer screening. According to SGNA, Digestive health center has gone above and beyond to spread awareness for colorectal cancer which is the third leading cause of death in Nevada. SGNA honored the staff for their public awareness campaign which included television commercials, a presence at Reno Aces games, the Nevada Women’s Expo, radio talk shows and social media. Regardless of where they give out information, the message is simple. "Prevention is the key for colon cancer. So if we stop it before it even starts then it's not even an issue to begin with,” explains DHC Staff Nurse Sarah Boles. This was the first year Digestive Health staff submitted their efforts to SGNA and they tell us they are extremely honored to be recognized.

Tips to prevent colon cancer include:

-Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

-Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.

-Quit smoking.

-Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.

-Get screened. If you have an average risk of colon cancer, doctors recommend your first screening at 50. People with an increased risk, such as those with a family history of colon cancer, should consider screening sooner.

Learn more about Digestive Health Center, here.

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