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Click Image to Play Listen to Dr. David Rubin (@IBDMD), Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine and Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, as he provides an update for patients (and all of us!) on SARS-CoV2, COVID-19, and what we know and how we can get through this together….

From Courtney Schuchmann, MS, RD, LDN – University of Chicago Medicine Registered Dietitian  The weather is getting cooler, which means many of us are gravitating toward warm, comfort food. This gut-friendly recipe is packed with tons of nutrients such as vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium and fiber, and will warm you up on chilly…

The death of beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek brings attention to a very difficult diagnosis – pancreatic cancer. As Trebek himself noted throughout his treatment, patients with pancreatic cancer can have very poor prognoses, with among the lowest survival rates for cancers (9% for all stages combined), and often endure arduous medical and surgical treatment. As with…

“She just wasn’t feeling well,” explains Patty Contreras. In September of 2019, her mother, Herminia Contreras, had been having stomach pain, no appetite, and an upset stomach for a few weeks. Herminia’s family urged her to see her primary care physician. Abdominal diagnostic tests revealed a sizeable cyst on her pancreas. Her doctor suggested she…

Board Spotlight: Howard Grill If the GI Research Foundation is a family – as so many volunteers, donors, and friends affectionately call it – Howard Grill is its next patriarch. For more than 25 years, he has dedicated his time and knowledge to advance GIRF’s mission. From starting out as a young professional on the…

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