Simple But Neglected Screening Tests – Mercury and Alternatives to Colonoscopy

photo, b/w, man with small fish

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that every American from age 50-70 get a colonoscopy every 10 years. A lot of people are literally uncomfortable with that idea as well as the experience. Consequently some (especially radiologists) have advocated “virtual colonoscopy” which is a nonthreatening way of saying “irradiate my body”.   Another method […]