The role of gastroenterology in medicine is discussed in "Champions of Industry" with Jimmy Johnson

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Serious conditions like Colon Cancer are discussed in new content for Public Television

Gastroenterology is a specialized branch of modern internal medicine that focuses on the study and treatment of the human digestive system and associated organs. Internists who specialize in the field focus on complex relationships from the esophogus to the bowels, and on the processes of the stomach and associated organs: liver, pancreas and gall bladder. The specialist today often employs advanced diagnostic procedures, including endoscopy and colonoscopy, to "see" inside the body, and possesses the skills to act as both detective and mechanic in finding causes and recommending treatment for medical complaints ranging from "stomach ache" to jaundice. "Champions of Industry," with host Jimmy Johnson, is set to produce new content highlighting the field of gastroenterology.

Increasingly, gastroenterologists target nutrition, eating habits, lifestyle and family history as causal factors for conditions as wide-ranging as cancer, diverticulitis, chronic food intolerance, heartburn and reflux disease. Better options for non-invasive treatment are an important goal.

Even though physicians of ancient Egypt have been identified as possessing knowledge of diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract, it has been only relatively recent research on the complex relationships of internal organs that led to identification of conditions such as Crohn's disease, the understanding of peptic ulcer disease, and the interrelationships that affect the digestive system and the intestinal tract.

Jimmy Johnson will introduce this upcoming segment of the award-winning television series, "Champions of Industry." The segment will be featuring medical professionals and experts who can help educate viewers on the importance of intestinal health. One of a diverse lineup of programs on subjects designed to educate and inform the public about emerging trends and innovations, the series is privately produced, and distributed and aired through local Public Television. For more information, visit championsofindustry.com.

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