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.
Aditi Joshi, an ER physician and Medical Director of JeffConnect, Jefferson’s telemedicine service, explains how to safely prepare and store food, as well as signs you may need to make a trip to the doctor.
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.