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Medscape Education: Eosinophilic GI Diseases Beyond the Esophagus featuring DHC physician Dr. Nirma Gonsalves

Medscape Education: Eosinophilic GI Diseases Beyond the Esophagus featuring DHC physician Dr. Nirma Gonsalves

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs) are serious, chronic, inflammatory digestive disorders that affect both children and adults. Lengthy diagnostic delays are common in EGIDs and they often result in disease progression and missed treatment opportunities. In this virtual, interactive CME event, 3 experts will discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of EGIDs.

RPM Virtual Wine Tasting: A Taste of the Mediterranean to Benefit DHF

RPM Virtual Wine Tasting: A Taste of the Mediterranean to Benefit DHF

The Digestive Health Foundation Ambassador Board invites you to join us on Friday, August 7th from the comfort of your own home for a virtual tasting tour of the Mediterranean. RPM Wine Director, Richard Hanauer, and RPM Executive Chef, Eddie Ishaq, will take you on an exciting and delicious wine and food journey through this famed region.

DHF Mind, Body, & Gut: Stay Calm & Feel Well Event

DHF Mind, Body, & Gut: Stay Calm & Feel Well Event

In honor of World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day (IBD), the Digestive Health Foundation (DHF) Ambassador Board hosted an engaging chat with two digestive health experts about ways to stay healthy during the stay-at-home order. Click to view the online panel and learn tips and tricks for getting nutrients and how mindful eating can work for you!

2020 Digestive Health Foundation Gala Update

2020 Digestive Health Foundation Gala Update

First and foremost, we hope you and your families are safe and well during this challenging time. In an abundance of caution regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Digestive Health Foundation Gala scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

COVID-19: Key Considerations for Gastroenterologists featuring NM DHC Medical Director Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer and Surgical Director Dr. Scott A. Strong

COVID-19: Key Considerations for Gastroenterologists featuring NM DHC Medical Director Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer and Surgical Director Dr. Scott A. Strong

Stephen Hanauer, MD, and Scott Strong, MD, discuss key considerations for gastroenterologists in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the gastrointestinal manifestations, risks and treatment for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or other conditions who may be taking immunosuppression drugs, potential fecal-oral transmission and how Northwestern Medicine Gastroenterology and GI Surgery are optimizing telehealth and evolving care during this pandemic.

Chicago Tribune:  Digestive Health Foundation Gala

Chicago Tribune: Digestive Health Foundation Gala

The Digestive Health Foundation (DHF) community will come together on May 30, 2020 for the fifth annual Digestive Health Foundation Gala. DHF is a passionate community of patients, families, and supporters who are working to raise critical resources to help prevent, treat, and cure debilitating digestive diseases from colon and pancreatic cancers to esophageal disorders, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, hepatitis and others at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. This year’s gala will include a focus on funding research for digestive cancers.

1 in 5 Americans will face a digestive disease in their lifetime

1 in 5 Americans will face a digestive disease in their lifetime

From the recent epidemic of colon cancer in younger individuals to the rapidly increasing incidence of esophageal diseases among young women; from the growing population of adults facing fatty liver disease to the debilitating symptoms of colitis or Crohn’s disease, or the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, more than 1 in 5 Americans will face a digestive disease in their lifetime. These illnesses can often be invisible while causing pain, suffering, or worse. We need your help.

Modern Luxury’s Chicago Social (CS) features the Digestive Health Foundation Gala

Modern Luxury’s Chicago Social (CS) features the Digestive Health Foundation Gala

The 2019 Digestive Health Foundation Gala: Celebrating the Power of Family raised more than $2.48 million for medical research to improve quality of life for digestive disease patients and their families at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. Emceed by actress Bonnie Hunt and attended by more than 600 supporters.

15 Healthy Fall Salad Ingredients featuring DHC Dietician Patricia P. Araujo, RD

15 Healthy Fall Salad Ingredients featuring DHC Dietician Patricia P. Araujo, RD

Fall is apple-picking season, and it’s also a great time to incorporate the fruit into a salad, says Patricia P. Araujo, a clinical dietitian with Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center in Chicago. Apple slices can complement a salad that’s built on a bed of spinach with gouda, walnuts, cranberries and brie cheese, for example.

Northwestern Now: New Treatment May Reverse Celiac Disease

Northwestern Now: New Treatment May Reverse Celiac Disease

Results of a new phase 2 clinical trial using technology developed at Northwestern Medicine show it is possible to induce immune tolerance to gluten in individuals with celiac disease. The findings may pave the way for treated celiac patients to eventually tolerate gluten in their diet. After treatment with the technology, the patients were able to eat gluten with a substantial reduction in inflammation. The results also show a trend toward protecting patients’ small intestine from gluten exposure. The findings will be presented as a late-breaking presentation Oct. 22 at theEuropean Gastroenterology Week conference in Barcelona, Spain

ABC 7 Chicago: What to know about milk alternatives featuring DHC Dietician Bethany Doerfler

ABC 7 Chicago: What to know about milk alternatives featuring DHC Dietician Bethany Doerfler

More Americans than ever are ditching dairy and choosing milk alternatives instead, from almond milk, nut milk and even hemp milk. At grocery stores nationwide Americans are having a cow over non-dairy products. From almond to soy, milk alternatives have grown by 61 percent over the last five years, according to the market research group Mintel. Northwestern Dietician Bethany Doerfler says part of the reason is because we’re seeing more food allergies than ever before, but another big reason is the popularity of plant based diets.

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