Morris Fourte's life was threatened when a rare condition led to internal gastrointestinal bleeding. He credits Uzma Siddiqui, MD, at UChicago Medicine for bringing him "back from the dead" after she used interventional endoscopy to find and tackle his issue.
The American Cancer Society has updated its guidelines for colorectal screening, lowering the age at which adults at average risk should start screening from 50 to 45.
A new study that concentrates on microbes in the upper gastrointestinal tract shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of microbes that promote the digestion and absorption of high-fat foods. Over time, the steady presence of these microbes can lead to over-nutrition and obesity.