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Envision Gala 2017 Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Foundation (DHF)

The second annual benefit by the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Foundation (DHF) raised more than $1.6 million to fund research and education at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. Actress Bonnie Hunt emceed the event that was chaired by Janet and Dr. Michael Ruchim and helped DHF reach the $3 million fundraising mark since its inception in 2015.

Predicting heart events after liver transplant

Dr. Lisa VanWagner, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Preventative Medicine) discusses the first app and score to determine the one-year risk of a liver transplant patient dying or being hospitalized for a heart attack or other...

Family Fights for Formula Coverage Despite it Being Illinois Law

Carter Heeren, 6, is just like any other little boy who loves to play and have fun. But during snack time, Carter must think like an adult. He is not allowed to eat wheat, dairy, beef, chicken, soy, nut, tree nut or rice, or else the food could get stuck in his esophagus.

How to Prevent Esophageal Cancer

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Gastroenterologist Dr. Srinadh Komanduri joins You & Me to tell us about how we should recognize signs of heartburn and speak with a professional to prevent esophageal cancer.

Save the Date: ‘Within Reach’

Celebrity Emcee Bonnie Hunt, Acclaimed actress and comedian Bonnie Hunt will serve as celebrity emcee for the Within Reach Envision Gala on June 3 during an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, live auction, and entertainment. The annual event will begin at 6 p.m....

5 Diseases You’re Never ‘Too Young’ to Get

We all know that your risk of chronic disease tends to increase as you age. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to improve your odds of staying healthy.  A person born in 1990 has double the risk of developing early colon cancer.

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