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Digestive; Nutrition; Pediatrics

Kids’ food allergies can affect the GI tract: Symptoms parents should know

Pediatric food allergies are rising in the U.S., and so is awareness about food-related GI symptoms such as diarrhea and cramping. In this MedBlog, find symptoms parents should look for and learn about a rare condition that is associated with food allergies. Read more.

Digestive

The PillCam goes on a fantastic voyage to help diagnose GI bleeding

The PillCam may sound like something out of a sci-fi film: You swallow it and it takes thousands of pictures of your insides. But the PillCam, or capsule endoscopy, is actually a powerful diagnostic tools that UT Southwestern GI specialists will be using at the new medical center in Frisco, when it opens in December. Magdalena Espinoza, M.D., takes a closer look at the cool technology.

Digestive; Nutrition

Robotic bariatric surgery: A new weapon in the fight against obesity

Weight-loss surgery has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years, and now the newest weapon in the fight against obesity is available at UT Southwestern: Robotic bariatric surgery. Learn about the advantages of the new technology from bariatric surgeon and division chief Benjamin Schneider, M.D., in this week’s MedBlog.

Digestive; Mental Health; Nutrition; Pediatrics

What causes GI issues in teens – and how to get them to talk about it

For some students, heading back to school sparks excitement. For others, it's a source of new or worsening gastrointestinal pain. In this week’s MedBlog, Nandini Channabasappa, M.D., discusses why school stress can provoke GI issues and how to treat them.

Digestive

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Magdalena Espinoza

Dr. Magdalena Espinoza is a gastroenterologist with expertise in treating digestive and liver conditions. She practices at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Frisco, Texas.

Digestive

Why kidney cancer doesn’t always need treatment

Not every kidney tumor needs treatment right away, if at all. Learn about active monitoring of early-stage kidney cancer and when we recommend it.

Digestive

New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease that causes uncontrolled growth of cysts in one or both kidneys, which can lead to kidney failure. It is the most common genetic disease of all, affecting one in 1,000 people.

Digestive

What is fatty liver disease, and what are we doing to treat it?

Fatty liver disease can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer and the need for liver transplant. Dr. Lee discusses risks and clinical trials for a new treatment.

Digestive

Continuing Medical Education

First CME courses of 2017 focus on GI, neuromuscular, and bone diseases.

Digestive

Teen's Hunger for Life Resorted Thanks to Stomach Pacemaker

Sidelined by a mystery illness, a rising high school football player dropped 20 pounds and kept getting sick until having a first-of-its-kind surgery at UT Southwestern.