Visceral: Listen to Your Gut

Visceral: Listen to Your Gut

Visceral: Listen to Your Gut features the latest research updates and treatment options on specific digestive diseases. Episodes are presented by the physician-scientists and experts at the University of Chicago and feature compelling patient stories. Podcast episode topics include pediatric Crohn’s disease; risk and prevention of GI cancer; hepatology and liver disease; the microbiome and gut health; surgical treatments for ulcerative colitis, and the intersection of diet, nutrition, and GI health.


May 22, 2023 26 mins

Confusingly, similar acronyms describe two very different conditions of the lower GI tract: IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). IBD is often treated with biologic medical therapies that are infused, injected, or taken orally. IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a diagnosis of exclusion, and treatment includes a different set of medication options and dietary advice. Experts from the Digestive Disea...

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Advanced Practice Nurses and leaders in the field of ostomy care Janice Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, and Marita Kametas, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, CMSRN, COCN offer need-to-know information about post-surgical life with an ostomy for IBD patients.

Jan Colwell speaks from over 40 years of experience as a wound, ostomy, and continence specialist, and is the director of the Ostomy Care Clinic at the University of Chicago Medicine; and Marita K...

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January 16, 2023 26 mins

In the latest episode of Visceral: Listen to Your Gut, Russell D. Cohen, MD, and Emily Dobrez, APN, discuss the ways patients can best manage their Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis using the latest available treatments. Listen now to episode 2: The Art and Science of IBD Treatment.

More information on treatment options from Dr. Cohen and Sushila Dalal, MD, is also available in this online video.

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In this podcast, we interview Dr. Eugene Chang, a national and renowned physician-scientist from the University of Chicago. In his lab, he and his team study the interactive relationship between intestinal microbes and the gut they live in, a relationship that is fundamental to our health. When the right balance is disturbed, the consequences can be catastrophic. Large shifts in the bacteria that make up the human microbiome (often...

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