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Gut-Healthy Recipe: Weeknight Ramp and Wonton Soup

Gut-Healthy Recipe: Weeknight Ramp and Wonton Soup

Foraged or found at farmers’ markets, ramps (also known as wild leeks or onions) offer a mild onion and garlic flavor and beautiful deep green hue, showing off the first colors of the spring season. A gluten-free recipe, this meal is a great choice for those with Celiac disease. As a plant-based, lower-calorie, low fat main course, it can also support many other healthy lifestyle goals.

Patient Story: Prof. Kelli Morgan McHugh, Opera Singer and Professor

Patient Story: Prof. Kelli Morgan McHugh, Opera Singer and Professor

Explains Prof. McHugh, “In hindsight, I’m a person who is always going go to get up, take care of my kids, go to work… I’m going put on some lipstick and I’m going to do my best. But maybe part of the psychology of [a digestive disease], an invisible disease, is that people are accustomed to hiding it. But you have to get past that. I wish I’d gone to [Dr. Dalal], and that I had trusted my gut sooner about not getting the right care.”

2022 Ball Honoree: Ira Hanan, MD, Reflections on a Lifetime of Service

2022 Ball Honoree: Ira Hanan, MD, Reflections on a Lifetime of Service

Dr. Hanan’s clinical expertise has helped thousands of patients with a variety of GI concerns and caring for patients was always the centerpiece of his work. “The most gratifying thing is seeing people get better,” he explains. “When they come to you, they’re sick. You give them a treatment plan, you listen to them, and they are getting well again. Now, when patients learn I’m retiring and leaving, I hear them say, ‘You’ve made such a change in my life.’ And that is what it’s all about.”

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GIRF In the News: Preparing for the Next Pandemic – Featuring David T. Rubin, MD

GIRF In the News: Preparing for the Next Pandemic – Featuring David T. Rubin, MD

On January 14, 2022, David T. Rubin, MD, Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of the UChicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center and GIRF Lead Scientific Advisor, shared insights on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on healthcare workers, the Omicron and future variants, the possibility of herd immunity, and planning for future pandemics on Steve Dale’s Other World on WGN Radio.