Chicago Social (CS): September issue features 2018 Digestive Health Foundation Gala in Social Scene Snapshots
Guests gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago for the Digestive Health Foundation’s annual gala, which raised $2.4 million in support of curing digestive diseases.
US News Health: How to Eat (and Exercise) to Get Six-Pack Abs featuring Digestive Health Center Dietitian Holly Herrington
To develop six-pack abs, start by cutting down on calories and refined sugar. While Olympians and pro athletes developed their physiques by eating well and investing countless hours to working out, lifting weights and doing sit-ups and crunches, you could pick up a six-pack just by eating the right foods, as many articles and videos suggest. The reality isn’t that simple, experts say. “Genetics is an unchangeable factor that affects your ability to develop a six-pack, says Holly Herrington, a registered dietitian at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center in Chicago. “We get things from our families,” including our musculature and build.”
Women’s Health: I Got My Poop Tested – Here’s What It Told Me About My Health featuring DHC physicians Dr. Stephen Hanauer and Dr. Emanuelle Bellaguarda
I think we can all unanimously agree that, while doctors are totally necessary, doctors’ appointments can seriously be a PIA. Let’s take my own health, for example: I’ve been having some—er, plumbing—issues for a while now (okay, fine, I’ve had ’em forever). To put it bluntly: I poop a lot (three to four times a day) and it’s very soft—sometimes even liquid. (In retrospect, I should have seen a doctor way before this point. Hindsight is 20/20.) So, when I heard about SmartGut, an at-home test by a company called uBiome that promises to test your microbiome (a.k.a., that colony of microbes living inside your gut right now) through a stool sample, I decided to try it.
On Saturday, June 9, more than 400 guests attended the Digestive Health Foundation‘s 3rd Annual Gala and raised $2.41 million to help patients and families at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center affected by digestive disease.
Esophageal adenocarcinoma — cancer of the lining of the soft tube that delivers food and drink from the mouth to the stomach — has increased sevenfold since the early 1970s. It’s one of the fastest-growing issues we have in our population,” says David Odell, assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, thoracic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and lead investigator on a study of esophageal cancer funded by the American Cancer Society.
WTTW: Chicago Tonight – Northwestern’s Tissue Bank (DHF BioRepository) Breaking Ground on Digestive Diseases
The tissue bank, known formally as the Digestive Health Foundation BioRepository, stores blood and tissues samples from patients and their family members who suffer from any digestive disorder treated at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. Researchers there will use those tissue samples to generate more knowledge around gastrointestinal diseases and to develop new treatment options for these diseases, which affect around 60 to 70 million Americans each year. The tissue bank is being funded in part by the Digestive Health Foundation, Northwestern University and other sources.
On June 9, $2.41 million was raised at the 2018 Digestive Health Foundation Gala to help transform digestive disease into digestive health for patients and families at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. More than 400 guests attended the Digestive Health Foundation’s benefit, honoring Dr. Steven J. Stryker, an attending colon and rectal surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Professor of Clinical Surgery in Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and his wife, Andréa J. Schwartz, VP of Media Relations for Macy’s, U.S.
On Saturday, June 9, 2018 ABC7 Chicago featured a clip on the Digestive Health Foundation Gala, raising money for the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center in the moment during the 10:00 pm news segment.
More than 400 guests came together June 9 — for dinner, dancing and music by TVK Orchestra — in support of the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center (259 E. Erie). Emceed by local media power couple Mary Ann Childers and Jay Levine and honoring Dr. Steven J. Stryker and his wife, Andréa Schwartz, the event raised a record $2.41 million, which will go toward relief for the 60 to 70 million Americans dealing with digestive conditions.
With more than 400 guests in attendance, the Digestive Health Foundation at Northwestern Medicine recently hosted its third annual Gala to benefit patients at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. The Gala raised a remarkable $2.41 million toward helping to transform digestive disease into digestive health.
Chicago Tribune: Long live the wedge salad, America’s silliest salad featuring DHC nutritionist Bethany Doerfler
The wedge is a silly salad. It’s built upon the back of the least flavorful and least nutrient-dense lettuce available and blanketed in some of the fattiest ingredients around. This makes it simultaneously the least nutritious and most unhealthy salad on most menus it graces. But I love it. Bethany Doerfler, a clinical research specialist at the Digestive Health Center at Northwestern Medicine, says that iceberg lettuce is “the least nutritious of all the lettuces available,” though she was quick to add that it isn’t completely devoid of good attributes.
The Digestive Health Foundation (DHF) hosted its third annual gala June 9 at the Four Seasons Chicago. More than 400 guests attended, raising a record-breaking $2.41 million to support the foundation’s cutting edge research and education to prevent and cure digestive disorders for patients and families at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center.
Reuters Health: ERCP during lap chole tied to best outcomes for choledocholithias featuring DHC Director of Quality Dr. Rajesh Keswani
For patients with gallstones in the common bile duct, a so-called rendezvous approach is associated with the highest rates of safety and success compared with three other techniques, researchers in Italy say. The rendezvous approach, as described by the authors, involves laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) plus intraoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The Italian team conducted a systematic review and network analysis to compare outcomes with this approach to outcomes with LC plus preoperative or postoperative ERCP, or with common bile duct exploration during LC (LCDBE). This article features Dr. Rajesh Keswani, Director of Quality, Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center.
Discover fads, fails and legitimate fixes that can help you live longer and better. Based on interviews dozens of doctors and reviews of hundreds of studies, here are fads to watch out for, fails to avoid and fixes that really work to improve your health. Dr. John E. Pandolfino, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Scientific Advisory Council Member, Digestive Health Foundation was one of the physicians interviewed for this article.
Wall Street Journal: A Surprise Medical Solution: Hypnosis featuring Digestive Health Foundation grantee Sarah Quinton
Major hospitals are finding hypnotherapy can help sufferers of digestive conditions like heartburn, colitis, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Article features Dr. John E. Pandolfino and Digestive Health Foundation grantee Dr. Sarah Quinton.
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.
Healio Gastroenterology: Optimizing IBD therapies may depend on positioning, dosing, targeting new pathways with Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer
Given the numerous biologic pathways targeted by inflammation, the future development of new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease will need to focus on optimizing outcomes, and on individual patient and disease features, according to a presentation given at the Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit by Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, medical director of the Digestive Health Center at Northwestern Medicine.
Feinberg Faculty Inducted Into Prominent Medical Organizations: Dr. John Pandolfino, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
John Pandolfino, MD, ’97 GME, ’01 GME, ’05 MSCI, chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Hans Popper Professor, was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Pandolfino’s research interests include a variety of throat and swallowing disorders, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and esophageal cancers.
Distinguishing between disease activity and disease severity is an important component of treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), said Stephen Hanauer, MD, Clifford Joseph Barborka professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and medical director of the Digestive Health Center in Chicago, Illinois
Last year, a sobering new study from American Cancer Society revealed colorectal cancer (colon cancer and rectal cancer) rates had been rising among adults in their 20s and 30s. Experts aren’t sure what combination of underlying environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors are responsible for the rise colorectal cancer cases among younger people, says Scott Strong, MD, chief of gastrointestinal surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. But doctors have some hunches.
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