Since 2015, DHF has raised over $9 million and has funded 30 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

Just Three Bites: Mary’s Treatment for Stomach Disorder featuring DHC physicians Dr. Peter J. Kahrilas and Dr. A. Aziz Aadam

Imagine being unable to eat more than three bites of food before becoming extremely ill and purging your food. Until Mary Milligan was diagnosed with gastroparesis, a condition in which the stomach is not able to properly empty, Mary’s life was dictated by the condition. Then, she found a procedure that would allow her to “choose life.”

U.S. News: Complex vs. Simple vs. Refined Carbohydrates: What’s the Difference featuring DHC Dietitian Holly Herrington

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, manage your blood sugar levels or reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, you’ve probably heard the adage that focusing on whole or complex carbs and cutting down on refined ones can help you achieve your goals. “Carbohydrates often get a bad rap, but each type affects the body differently and many types and sources are beneficial to health,” explains Holly Herrington, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Knowing the differences between each type of carbohydrate is vital to making smarter, healthier decisions with your nutrition.

Chicago Magazine lists Northwestern Medicine physicians and surgeons in their 2018 Top Docs list

Stephen Hanauer, MD – Inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis.
Peter Kahrilas, MD – Esophageal and swallowing disorders; GERD.

Scott A. Strong, MD – Colon and rectal cancer; Crohn’s disease; minimally invasive surgery; ulcerative colitis.
Steven J. Stryker, MD – Colon and rectal cancer; inflammatory bowel disease; laparoscopic surgery.

Crain’s Chicago Business: 2019 Big Dates features June 8th Digestive Health Foundation Gala: Celebrating the Power of Family

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – The Digestive Health Foundation Gala, “Celebrating the Power of Family.” Supporting patients and families at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center.

Our investments in groundbreaking medical research are already changing lives. From software that empowers adolescents in their transition to adult care to an innovative esophageal endoscopy technique, our exciting research is making a difference for patients and families living with digestive disease. Read more HERE.

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Dr. Hanauer is Immediate Past President of the American College of Gastroenterology and founding co-director of the Digestive Health Center. Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

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Dr. John Pandolfino is a Professor of Medicine, as well as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Medicine. John E. Pandolfino, MD

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Dr. Strong is founding co-director of the Digestive Health Center. His practice focuses on colon and rectal cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and minimally invasive surgery. Scott A. Strong, MD

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