Digestive Health Team

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Diet and Exercise

Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Give Your Immune System a Boost

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, immune system

A new study shows how you can benefit from increased exercise and a nutritious, high-protein diet to improve the quality of your gut microbiota.


thermometer and sun

Can Brown Fat Fuel Your Fat-Fighting Furnace?

Tags: diet, fat, healthy diet, metabolism, obesity

For body fat, color matters. Find out why researchers are studying brown fat — and why it might help fight obesity in the future.


bottle of aspirin

Should You Take Low-Dose Aspirin to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk?

Tags: acute pancreatitis, aspirin, pancreas, pancreas transplant, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic disease, pancreatic transplant

A recent study links low-dose aspirin use to a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer, but overall study results are mixed. Find out why daily aspirin could be appropriate for some patients.


Cornbread Casserole

Recipe: Easy Cornmeal Casserole (Gluten-free)

Tags: gluten-free, Recipes

Looking for a gluten-free side dish? Made from cornmeal, this cornbread casserole makes a delicious addition to a dinner meal – in place of potatoes, rice or pasta.


abdominal pain

Endoscope Offers Smart Fixes for Your Serious Digestive Problems

Tags: achalasia, cancer, endoscopy, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), swallowing disorders

Two new endoscopic procedures offer patients safer, less invasive treatments for a swallowing disorder and early-stage gastric cancers.


Buffalo Chicken Strips

Recipe: Baked Boneless Buffalo Chicken Strips

Tags: chicken, Recipes

Make these spicy chicken “wings” lower in fat by using skinless chicken and heart-healthy canola oil. Use hot red pepper sauce instead of traditional barbeque sauce to eliminate the extra sugar.


older man holding chest

Get Your Hiatal Hernia Fixed Right the First Time

Tags: acid reflux, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hernia, hernia surgery, hiatal hernias

Hiatal hernias are much more common among patients in their 70s and 80s. If you need surgery, it's best to get treated at a comprehensive hernia center.


Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Recipe: Ginger-Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Tags: chicken, fruits and vegetables, lunch, Recipes

Packed lunches can get boring, but this flavorful and healthy chicken salad wrap will spice up your work week. Exotic ingredients like ginger, lime, and soy create a new twist of flavor.


surgeon with patient

What are the Best Surgery Options for Your Pancreatic Condition?

Tags: acute pancreatitis, cancer, pancreas, pancreas transplant, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic disease, pancreatic transplant, Whipple procedure

The Whipple surgical procedure can provide an effective treatment for both cancerous and benign conditions in the front portion of the pancreas.


9 Fruits and Veggies to Keep on Your Shopping List

9 Veggies and Fruits to Keep on Your Shopping List (Infographic)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, infographic, kale

Although watercress dominated other veggies in a new study on nutrient density, eating a variety of veggies and fruit is still important. Discover nine of our favorites.