Acute pancreatitis is a chief reason for gastrointestinal hospital admissions. Pain appears suddenly and can last for days without relief. Those living with chronic pancreatitis often need specialized care to improve their quality of life. The inflammation is persistent, inhibits function and causes permanent structural damage. Only a few centers in the nation provide a full range of options for those living with pancreatitis.
More than half of American adults have raised, discolored veins that produce swelling in the ankle, along with sore, achy legs. These are called varicose veins, and left untreated, they can lead to more serious health problems.
Mark your calendars for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day, an educational program for patients and their families on November 3, 2018, from 1 to 3pm at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 173 Fort Washington Avenue in upper Manhattan.