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UPMC St. Margaret and St. Margaret Foundation Hosting Alive & Well Presentation ‘Let’s Get to the Bottom of Bowel Health’

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WHAT: UPMC St. Margaret and St. Margaret Foundation are hosting a free, live, virtual event to provide an overview of bowel diseases and treatments—including diverticulitis, irritable bowel diseases and colon cancer. Learn steps you can take to keep your bowels healthy. 

All attendees are eligible to receive a free colon cancer screening (FIT kit), the kits will be sent to attendee’s home and a clinician will follow-up with their results.

Registration is available at Once registered, participants will be sent a confirmation email with access to view the virtual presentation.

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WHY: Most of us know very little about our colon—also known as the large bowel or large intestine—it’s a nearly 6-foot powerhouse that’s critical to your overall health and well-being.

WHO: Sean P. Whelan, M.D., UPMC St. Margaret colorectal surgeon

WHEN: 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11

WHERE: Live virtual event. Join our free online program from the comfort of home!