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  1. Why Are Drug Prices So High? Explanations Welcome
    While I regard economics as a science, it seems that experts routinely interpret data differently, which confuses beginners like me. What are novices to think when one expert hails our continued job gains while another laments our anemic recovery?
  2. Fellow FAQs
    Fellowship training leaves young physicians with many answers—and a few looming questions. What kind of career do I want? Where will I work and how can I find a job there?
  3. The Real GI: Endoscopy Tips for First-Year GI Fellows
    Drs. DiCaprio & Bhanvadia explain how to avoid the trachea when scoping the esophagus.
  4. Study Finds Fracture Risk in Infants Receiving Anti-Reflux Drugs
    Popular antacids have been associated with an increased risk for fractures in adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease, but new research shows that the drugs may make bones brittle when administered even in the first year of life.
  5. Revolutions in IBD Treatment Options And Standard of Care
    What is the appropriate treatment target for all patients with inflammatory bowel disease? Do you treat to clinical remission, endoscopic remission, histologic remission? How necessary is surveillance colonoscopy with chromoendoscopy for patients with longstanding pancolitis?
  6. The Real GI: 3 Tips for First-Year GI Fellows
    Second-year fellows Drs. DiCaprio & Bhanvadia give advice on being comfortable, respectful, and doing rectal exams.
  7. The Real GI: Job Advice for Third Year GI Fellows
    Fellowship program director Dr. Robbins covers non-compete clauses, contract negotiations, and how to stand out in GI.
  8. The Real GI: How I Came to Lenox Hill Hospital
    Third-year Lenox Hill fellows ask Dr. Robbins about how he came to work at their hospital. 
  9. New JAK1 Inhibitor Treats Most Challenging Crohn’s Patients
    People with Crohn’s disease for whom anti–tumor necrosis factor (TNF) drugs are not an option have had few alternatives.
  10. Antithrombotics Linked to Fewer Deaths In Patients With GI Bleeding
    Patients undergoing endoscopy for upper gastrointestinal bleeding are less likely to die of the condition if they are taking antithrombotic therapy, according to a large international study.