Did you know more than 1.4 million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and nearly 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year? IBD can significantly affect a person's quality of life, but treatment can help.
Read the inspiring story of Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, an IBD patient and spokesperson for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. ... See moreSee less
Check out this list of celiac-friendly foods and meal suggestions from the Celiac Disease Foundation. As noted at the link, the most cost-effective and healthy choices include naturally gluten-free foods such as fruits and veggies. ... See moreSee less
Great article from RPS 205 about "Band Grandpas," who volunteer with the district's music students. Recently retired and longtime Rockford Gastroenterology Associates physician Dr. Arnold Rosen is one of the volunteers highlighted. ... See moreSee less
He's a passionate advocate for patients and has a special interest in caring for patients with liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Click the link below to learn more about Dr. DeGuide in our latest provider profile. ... See moreSee less
Rockford Gastroenterology Associates’ own Dr. Joseph Vicari recently gave an update to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) focused on quality and GI endoscopy units.
ASGE is a professional organization for physicians dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in GI endoscopy. Dr. Vicari is on the ASGE Practice Management Committee and is a journal reviewer for the American Journal of Gastroenterology. ... See moreSee less
That's a common phrase our staff hears from patients who happily learn that their colonoscopies were not as bad as they expected. As noted at the American Gastroenterological Association link below, "A colonoscopy is a safe and effective way to look for GI health issues and sometimes even treat those health issues." ... See moreSee less
October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. About 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with primary liver cancer each year. It's more common in men than women, and its diagnosis is on the rise in the U.S. Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment at the link below. ... See moreSee less
Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! Does drinking your favorite cup of joe cause you any GI discomfort? This study linked through the NIH's U.S. National Library of Medicine talks about indigestion and coffee's effects on the gallbladder and colon. ... See moreSee less
Were you born between 1945 and 1965? Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Baby Boomers get tested for the hepatitis C virus? According to the CDC, "of the estimated 3.2 million people chronically infected with hepatitis C in the U.S., approximately 75% were born" during that time period. ... See moreSee less
Interesting news for ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. A recent study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology looked at flares related to diet. This is a nice breakdown shared by the American Gastroenterological Association. ... See moreSee less