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Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD
Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the UNC School of Medicine. He is an expert on Barrett's esophagus, reflux disease and esophageal cancer.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Yehuda Ringel, MD
Yehuda Ringel, MD is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is an expert on Irritable bowel syndrome and functional motility disorders.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health
UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.
Located in News / 2015 / March
UNC research highlights at 2011 Digestive Disease Week
Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.
Located in News / 2011 / May
Milk thistle, taken by many people for liver disease, ineffective as treatment for hepatitis C
A new multicenter trial finds that taking silymarin (milk thistle) has no effect on serum ALT or levels of the hepatitis C virus in people with chronic hepatitis C infection.
Located in News / 2012 / July
Join us Wednesday for a Google+ hangout with Dr. William E. Whitehead
UNC Health Care's first-ever Google+ hangout at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, will preview the Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders taking place this weekend.
Located in News / 2012 / June
UNC study: Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics
The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
Located in News / 2010 / May
Herfarth, Division of Gastroenterology awarded $8.3 million NIH grant
The NIH has awarded $8.3 million to a consortium of investigators, lead by Hans Herfarth, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, for the investigation of the clinical efficacy of methotrexate in patients with active ulcerative colitis.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / Dec. 22
Recession and high co-pays tied to fewer colonoscopy screenings among people with commercial health insurance
UNC researchers found that during the recent U.S. recession, continuously insured Americans underwent fewer screening colonoscopies.
Located in News / 2012 / February
Four specialties at UNC Hospitals ranked among nation’s best
UNC Hospitals has been ranked in four specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals. This is the 18th year in a row that UNC Hospitals has been ranked in multiple specialties.
Located in News / 2010 / July