• Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    9 months 5 days ago

    Cancer in the Digestive System

    May 29th is World Digestive Health Day. The digestive or gastrointestinal (G.I.) system is made up of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. These organs work together to break down the food you eat into nutrients that are absorbed by the bloodstream and carried to all of the cells in your body. This is what gives your body the vital fuel it needs to function.

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    10 months 3 days ago

    April: IBS Awareness Month

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder in the US and other parts of the world. It does not cause cancer or increase your risk for getting cancer, so why am I writing an article about it in a cancer blog?

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    10 months 1 week ago

    The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Specialists

    A Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse, also known as a WOC Nurse or Enterostomal Therapist/Nurse (ET), is a skillful nurse who treats and manages patients with complex wounds, pressure ulcers (bed sores), fistulas, new and problematic ostomies and skin problems due to urinary or fecal incontinenc

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    11 months 1 week ago

    Don’t Flush Your Health Down the Toilet

    It sounds gross, but looking in the toilet before you flush can actually tell you a lot about your health. What you see can be a harmless reminder of what you ate, or it can be a sign of a serious health problem.

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