Health Matters
2:21 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Dr. Terrence Barrett and the Crypts of Lieberkuhn Show

#532 Show Summary (Dr. Terrence Barrett and the Crypts of Lieberkuhn Show):

What do self-hypnosis, yogurt, the Mediterranean diet, and hibernating squirrels have in common? All are topics discussed by our guest, Dr. Terrence Barrett, Chief of Gastroenterology at the University of Kentucky. In between, we discuss: cancer screening and inflammatory bowel disease. Yes, yes, we know it’s Health Matters, but it’s still a fairly interesting show.

Tip: People at average risk should be screened for colon cancer beginning at age 50, continuing to age 75. According to the US Preventive Services Task Force, screening options include colonoscopy every 10 years, flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years, or testing stool for blood yearly.

Links:

The National Cancer Institute on screening for colorectal cancer

Changes in the squirrel gut microbiota during hibernation

The CDC on inflammatory bowel disease

Dr. Terrence Barrett

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