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Recognizing and addressing acute pancreatitis

Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk   By David Dunaief, M.D. Acute pancreatitis is the most frequent gastrointestinal cause for patients to be admitted to a hospital (1). Typically, severe abdominal pain is what compels patients to go to the emergency room. A...

Preventing Gallstones

Weight and inactivity are among the greatest risk factors By David Dunaief, M.D. Gallstones affect up to 20 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 74, with a more than two times increased occurrence in women than in men, according to the NHANES III survey (1)....