This article, covering Dr William Chey’s low FODMAP diet research, originally appeared in USA Today. Would a life without onions, garlic, apples and most bread be worth living? For growing numbers of people suffering from digestive ills, the
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS If you’ve ever been hospitalized or visited someone in the hospital, then you know that patients can experience anxiety, uncertainty and boredom exacerbated by a radical change in living environment and loss of customary
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, MPH. There are pervasive claims that digital health innovations are positively transforming healthcare (a notable example). However, despite this enthusiasm among technophiles, there are very few peer-reviewed and methodologically rigorous studies addressing the accuracy
“Digital health? Is that like a rectal examination?” This was the first comment I heard from an audience member after recently delivering a lecture about digital health to a group of doctors at an esteemed academic medical center.
A notable speaker at a recent digital health conference presented a TED-style PowerPoint talk with provocative infographics about how healthcare has fallen behind every other industry on the planet. One of the slides said this: “Your car has 100
Lately there has been considerable discussion about how digital health can “empower” patients. Although it seems fine if a patient wants to use that term, I am concerned when non-patient technophiles speak of empowering patients. I’ve even noticed it
Although I am a technophile who actively studies the impact of digital health solutions in the clinical trenches, I have also written about how hard it is to do digital health. My research team at Cedars-Sinai has witnessed, first-hand,
Imagine your doctor just informed you it’s time to get screened for colon cancer. She recommends a colonoscopy – a test to look inside your colon using a flexible tube with a miniature camera on the end. She explains
We often hear that healthcare lies on a precipice of transformative change. Each day brings news of an innovation poised to alter the practice of medicine. Technophiles announce that digital health advances such as electronic health records (EHR), mobile
Watch Dr. William Chey discuss an abstract he presented at DDW 2015 that addresses a novel device developed to identify patients with dyssynergic defecation. – Commentary by Dr. William Chey Learn more
IBS: A Clinical Chameleon – Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder characterized by recurrent abdominal pain and altered bowel habits in the absence of detectable organic disease. What that means is we can’t (yet) take a picture of IBS,
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or “GERD,” is caused by the movement of stomach acid into the esophagus. It can be painful, can impair quality of life, and cost a lot of money to manage. The prevalence of acid reflux symptoms
Published by Whole Foods Magazine : Are the foods you are eating making you sick? Have you tried all the latest fad diets with minimal to no relief? For many people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), it is
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation are among the most common syndromes in the world. IBS affects around 10% of the population and is marked by recurrent abdominal pain, discomfort, diarrhea, or constipation. People with IBS suffer not
Although it’s well known that pregnant women often suffer from GI distress, including nausea, vomiting, and heartburn, it’s less well known that many women develop GI problems long after having delivered a baby. These post-partum problems range from constipation,
As seen on Practice Update : Hippocrates once mused, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Despite pleas for dietary advice from patients with gastrointestinal symptoms, practitioners of western medicine have largely shunned this sage advice.
As seen in The American Journal of Gastroenterology : Objectives: Healthcare delivery now mandates shorter visits with higher documentation requirements, undermining the patient–provider interaction. To improve clinic visit efficiency, we developed a patient–provider portal that systematically collects patient symptoms
Published by the American Public Health Association : Background : Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are gaining recognition as key measures for improving the quality of patient care in clinical care settings. Three factors have made the implementation of PROs in
Published by the American Gastroenterological Association : A Renaissance in Mobile Computing – It was only seven years ago when Apple released its first iPhone. Little did we know that Apple’s product launch would catalyze a renaissance in mobile
Dr. William Chey discusses the key guidelines and appropriate treatment regimens for both mild-to-moderate and severe disease, including fecal transplantation. Read more about Dr. Chey’s full podcast from the American College of Gastroenterology here or download it for free from itunes here.