WGN TV Living Healthy Chicago interviews DHC hepatologist Dr. Mary Rinella on Living with Liver Disease
Jane Monzures, Living Health Chicago, WGN TV interviews Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center hepatologist Dr. Mary Rinella about how Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease can develop, and why lifestyle changes are important for anyone dealing with liver disease. A local man also shares how changing his eating habits and exercising more has helped him to manage liver disease.
“Since I left the University of Chicago in 2014 to join Northwestern Memorial Hospital as the Medical Director of the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center (NMDHC), I’ve had an incredible time building our programs aimed at transforming digestive disease into digestive health.”
-Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, Medical Director, NMDHC
Our 2018 Gala will honor Steven J. Stryker, M.D. and Andréa J. Schwartz and raise funds to accelerate medical discoveries aimed at transforming digestive disease into digestive health for patients and families at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center.
WGN TV Living Healthy Chicago features DHC Surgeon Dr. Eric S. Hungness on Innovation in Achalasia Treatment
Jane Monzures, Living Health Chicago, WGN TV interviews Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center surgeon Dr. Eric S. Hungness about an innovative procedure that’s making a big difference in the lives of people with achalasia – a rare swallowing disorder. We’ll learn how this procedure helped one woman get back to her favorite hobby.
Certain drugs diminish moderate to severe pain, but they also carry a significant risk of addiction. It’s not clear how many people swept up in the nation’s opioid crisis got started because of a trip to the hospital, but some experts believe the portion is sizable.
In a sea of seemingly unhealthy fast-food options, there are still ways to approach a menu and fill up on nutritious items. To help with that, the Chicago Tribune asked two dietitians to give them some tips for choosing healthy options and then made them prove the tips would work by taking them to popular fast food restaurants. Bethany Doerfler, a dietitian at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center was one of the two dietitians.
“When we go to sleep, our intestines go to sleep. Further, our brains usually turn off many pain signals while we sleep. So if the pain is bad enough to wake us up, that’s concerning.” Dr. Stephen Hanauer, Medical Director of the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center.
NBC Highlights Patient at Northwestern Now Cancer Free After New Chemo Treatment for Abdominal Cancer
Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, using a procedure never attempted at the facility, have seemingly cured a stay-at-home father of cancer. Corey Capers was a stay-at-home father, who took care of his 4-year-old daughter and was in the process of looking for a job, when he was diagnosed with cancer.
Chicago Magazine selects DHC Physicians Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer and Dr. Peter Kahrilas in their 2018 Top Docs List
Each year, Chicago Magazine selects the top physicians that have been endorsed by their peers as the best in the six-county metro area. This year two DHC Physicians were selected for Gastroenterology: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD specializes in Inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; and ulcerative colitis; and Peter J. Kahrilas, MD specializes in Esophageal and swallowing disorders; and GERD.
Each year, Chicago Magazine selects the top surgeons that have been endorsed by their peers as the best in the six-county metro area. This year, Dr. Scott Strong, DHC Colon and Rectal Surgeon was selected. Dr. Strong specializes in Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; colon and rectal cancer; and minimally invasive surgery.
While doctors do prescribe opioids to fight pain, one DHF funded Northwestern surgeon is taking steps to ensure the highly-addictive medications don’t fall into the wrong hands with a new drug take-back program.
Each year, Chicago Magazine selects the top surgeons that have been endorsed by their peers as the best in the six-county metro area. This year, Dr. Nathaniel Jolas Soper, Gastroenterology surgeon was selected. Dr. Soper specializes in Laparoscopic, biliary, and minimally invasive surgery; and GERD.
You’re not in the clear even after a few days have passed. “The signs and symptoms are usually abdominal cramps, nausea with or without vomiting, and diarrhea,” says John Pandolfino, M.D., chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. This includes feeling weak and fatigued, and could also include fever and chills. It’s not always ‘exotic’ foods that cause food poisoning.
This Christmas was very special for a woman who has spent much of her life in and out of Chicago hospitals.
Boxing mentor for inner-city youth. Pizza lover. Leading esophageal specialist. Get to know DHF Scientific Advisory Council member, John Pandolfino, MD.
Whether you’re headed across time zones or just downstate, your normal response to move your bowels can get suppressed when you’re traveling.
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.
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...
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.
Northwestern Medicine hosts Chicago Live 2017: Integrating Endoscopic Innovation and Evidence
Thursday, August 10 – Saturday, August 12, 2017.
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