Author: Nate Kreifels

Study: Celiac Disease Four Times More Common Now Than 50 Years Ago

The AP (8/1, Stobbe) reports, “Recently, a research team led by the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Joseph Murray looked at blood samples taken from Americans in the 1950s and compared them with samples taken from people today, and determined” that “celiac disease actually was increasing. Indeed, the research confirms estimates that about one percent of US… Read more »

Higher Antioxidant Intake May Be Linked To Reduced Pancreatic Cancer Risk

  Medscape (7/24, Hand) reports, “Higher intakes of the antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium could possibly cut the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to 67%, according to a study published online [July 23] in Gut.” HealthDay (7/24) reports that investigators “tracked the long-term health of more than 23,500 people, aged 40… Read more »


The physicians of Gastroenterology Specialties and Lincoln Endoscopy Center are pleased to announce that Dr. William Lawton, II will be joining them on July 1, 2012.  Dr. Lawton is accepting new patients scheduled after July 1.  He is a native Nebraskan and received his training at UNMC. Please call 465-4545 to schedule your appointment with… Read more »