The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.
UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.
Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.
Dec. 1, 2014
You might not know much about the pancreas, where it is located or what it does. But this long, flat gland behind the stomach plays a critically important role in how we digest and metabolize food. It produces digestive enzymes and hormones such as insulin, which controls how the body uses and stores sugar. In this interview, University of Maryland gastroenterologist Dr. Eric Goldberg will describe what happens when the pancreas becomes inflamed – a condition called pancreatitis. He will discuss the difference between acute and chronic pancreatitis, and how doctors diagnose and treat this often painful and debilitating disease.
Do you have a question about pancreatitis? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.
Dr. Eric Goldberg
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Gastroenterologist and Director of Capsule Endoscopy
University of Maryland Medical Center
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This page was last updated: November 21, 2014