Since 2015, DHF has raised over $11 million and has funded 40 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

Winnetka Talk – Shout Out: Ken Jones, Digestive Health Foundation Board Member

Ken Jones has lived in Winnetka since the fall of 2003. He is a board member of the Digestive Health Foundation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is married to his wife, Sally. They have three children, Brantner, 27, Stephen, 25 and Sarah, 21. Two of his children have Crohn’s Disease.

Art Opening: Abstraction in Color

Acrylic & Mixed Media by Lee Oberlander
Sculpture by David Gista Exhibition: Sept. 16th – Oct. 28th | M-F (10 AM -5 PM)
Opening Reception Thursday, September 26th | 6-10 PM
The Gallery @ A+ C Architects 4840 Main St. | Skokie, IL Contact: 847-829-0801
25% of all sales will benefit the Digestive Health Foundation

Oshi Health: 5 Tricks to Stick with Your Biologic Treatment Schedule featuring DHC physican Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer

When you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), following your treatment plan is one of the most important things you can do to achieve and maintain remission. And once you’re in remission, keeping up with your treatment regimen can help you control inflammation and prevent future flares; and ensure the medication maintains its effectiveness. Finding the right medication for you—one that you can keep up with long-term—is the first step. “Go through shared decision making with your doctor to discuss your treatment options,” says Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, professor of medicine and director of the digestive health center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Ohsi Health: Skipping your Meds Doesn’t Matter and other Myths to Stop Believing featuring DHC physican Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer

Biologics are a newer class of drugs for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and—as with any medication—if you’re prescribed a biologic, it’s important to stick with it. “Biologics are foreign proteins, and when levels of biologics get low, two bad things can happen: One, is that the disease comes back; two, is that your body develops antibodies to help it make the medication less effective or ineffective,” says Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, professor of medicine and director of the digestive health center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “So it’s very important to stay on schedule with biologic therapies to prevent them from losing response.”

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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Our Science Advisory Council

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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