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You may know Inflammatory Bowel Disease as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. Left untreated, these disorders cause irritation and swelling of the digestive tract and can lead to serious medical problems.

After not having been to the dentist in 43 years, treatment of a man's periodontal disease prevents other far-reaching complications.

Woman's Fainting Spells Solved

Published: Jun 4, 2018

A woman and her doctor spent a year trying to find out why she was fainting. Through patience and persistence, they finally found out why.

ECMO Therapy Saves Mother

Published: Jun 1, 2018

Mother of two comes into ER suffering from what she thought was the flu. Thanks to the quick action of the physicians, she was immediately put on ECMO therapy which saved her life.

Approximately 175 golfers compete in the 15th annual CHI St. Vincent Golf Classic on Monday at Chenal Country Club. The tournament was co-presented by Chreyton Electric and PotlatchDeltic Corporation.

Improvements in Colorectal Surgery

Published: May 12, 2018

Dr. Patrick Szeto, Colorectal Surgery at CHI St. Vincent, discusses advancements in surgery and how it's improved patient outcomes.

Colon Cancer Growing More Common

Published: May 11, 2018

Colon cancer is becoming more and more common in both men and women. However, when diagnosed early, there is a 90% 5-year cure rate, so it is important to be screened according to your doctor's suggestions.

Colonoscopy Catches Cancer Early

Published: May 10, 2018

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer. It's unfortunate that some people shy away from getting screened because to them a colonoscopy seems uncomfortable. However, colon cancer is the easiest cancer to diagnose, and is easy to treat.

Early Detection Key To Survival

Published: May 9, 2018

KLRT's Donna Turrell talks to Dr. Dean Kumpuris about why it's important to catch colon cancer before symptoms arise.

Robotic assisted surgery is improving the outcomes and shortening recovery times for surgeries.

Early Signs of Crohn's Disease

Published: May 7, 2018

Crohn’s is a chronic disease of the intestine. It can lead to bigger problems, even colon cancer. Learn the early signs.

Benefits of Robotic Assisted Surgery

Published: May 7, 2018

Dr. Lee Raley discusses the benefits of robotic assisted surgery and how it is used to enhance the outcome for cancer patients

Patients with heart arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation (AFib), are able to be diagnosed and treated close to home.

April is Foot Health Awareness Month and is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of foot health.

Medicine is only helpful when it is taken as prescribed. If you feel the medications you are taking are causing unwanted side effects, talk to your doctor before changing anything.

Outlook On Women's Heart Health

Published: Mar 29, 2018

Our team of female cardiologists discuss heart disease prevention and factors affecting heart health in women.

Bringing Awareness to Colorectal Cancer

Published: Mar 27, 2018

Dr. Lance Burns talks about colorectal cancer and why it is called the silent killer. Many patients don't experience or present symptoms, so they never get tested. That's why it's important to get screened.

Cardiac rehab can help you do the things you know you need to do to have a healthy heart.

Colonoscopy Provides Peace of Mind

Published: Mar 21, 2018

During a routine wellness check-up, Janene Sanders was encouraged to get a colonoscopy. That colonoscopy may have saved her life.

5 Ways to Prevent Cancer

Published: Mar 15, 2018

With one-third of all cancer cases being preventable, now is the time to take action against your risk factors.

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