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Chicago Tribune features DHC Dietitian Bethany Doerfler on How to eat healthy fast food

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.

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.

How Long Does It Actually Take to Get Food Poisoning From a Sketchy Meal?

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.

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.

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