Archive | Digestive Diseases

Persistent Heartburn: A Question and Answer with a Jefferson Expert

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (also known as GERD, acid-reflux or heart burn) can be more than just a nuisance after eating a spicy dinner. Dr. Francesco Palazzo MD, FACS, Chief of Surgery at Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital and Vice Chair of the Jefferson Department of Surgery answered some questions about prevention and treatment.

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Eating (Gluten Free) for Two

Like most people, Rebecca Curry didn’t realize she had celiac disease. If left untreated, serious complications can result including additional autoimmune disorders, rashes, celiac-associated cancers and infertility or miscarriages. For women with celiac, a strict gluten-free diet is an absolute must, according to Dr. Anthony DiMarino.

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