DHC News Archive

DHC News Archive

DHC News Archive

Ketogenic Diet After Bariatric Surgery: Miracle Weight Loss or Danger in Disguise?: Holly Herrington, a registered dietitian at Northwestern Medicine, takes a look at some of the truths behind the Ketogenic Diet to help you determine if it is the right fit for you.

What Are the Possible Signs Of Colon Cancer?: Scott A. Strong, MD, talks to WGN Radio about preventive measures people should take to lower their risk of colon cancer, as well as signs and symptoms to look out for.

New Program Tries to Combat America’s Opioid Addiction Crisis by Taking Back Unused Pills
Dr. Jonah Stulberg, General Surgeon at the DHC, was recently on the NBC Nightly News to talk about his work. He is leading Northwestern Medicine opioid reduction and safe disposal efforts.

How to Eat (and Exercise) to Get Six-Pack Abs
To develop six-pack abs, start by cutting down on calories and refined sugar. Article features Holly Herrington. 

Long Live the Wedge Salad, America's Silliest Salad: Article features Bethany Doerfler.

DHC Surgeon, Dr. Jonah Stulberg Talks About The Opioid Epidemic and How People Can Safely Dispose Medications: Dr. Stulberg participated in a Facebook stream on March 17, 2018 where he spoke about the opioid retrieval program that’s been piloted in the Digestive Health Center and how Northwestern Medicine encourages people to participate in National Rx Take Back Day on 4/28.

A Patient's Guide to Colon Cancer: Know the basics on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment to help as you battle the disease. Article features Dr. Scott Strong.

Chicago Magazine lists DHC physicians and surgeons in their 2018 Top Docs list: Stephen Hanauer, MD, and Peter Kahrilas, MD, were named top doctors in gastroenterology and Scott Strong, MD, and Nathaniel Soper, MD, were named top doctors in colon and rectal surgery. 

Hospitals cut back on opioids to battle addiction epidemic: Drugs such as Vicodin, OxyContin and fentanyl diminish moderate to severe pain, but they also carry a significant risk of addiction. It's not clear how many people swept up in the nation's opioid crisis got started because of a trip to the hospital, but some experts believe the portion is sizable. Article features Jonah Stuhlberg, MD, MPH. 

The Only Things You Should Do to Help Beat a Cold or the FluAs the virus has swept the U.S. in recent months, people have turned to some strange habits to keep illness at bay, like chugging orange juice "starving" their fevers, and taking antibiotics. (Spoiler: None of these will help.) Article features Stephen Hanauer, MD.

How to Eat Healthy at Fast Food Spots: We asked two dietitians to give us some tips and tricks for choosing healthy options and then made them prove the tips would work by taking them to popular fast food and fast casual restaurants. Segment features Bethany Doerfler, MS, RD.

Living Healthy with Liver DiseaseA local man is sharing how changing his eating habits and exercising more has helped him to manage liver disease. We also learn about how liver disease can develop and why lifestyle changes are important for anyone dealing with liver disease. Article features Mary Rinella, MD.

How Long Does it Actually Take to Get Food Poisoning from a Sketchy Meal?You're not in the clear even after a few days have passed. Article features John Pandolfino, MD. 

After a Hepatitis C Diagnosis: What to Expect from Your TreatmentMore than 90 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C can be cured. Here are the steps that you and your doctor can take. Article features Steven Flamm, MD.