Children's Hospital Colorado

Digestive Health Resources for Healthcare Professionals

We pioneer and deliver some of the most groundbreaking treatments available for digestive disorders in children of all ages.

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At Children's Hospital Colorado, we're committed to helping all healthcare professionals improve the quality of life for children with digestive health conditions. Get the latest in gastroenterology and GI surgery information to better your practice and learn about innovation within our various digestive health programs.

Research articles and summaries

Research Article

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an obesity-related complication, is expected to become the leading cause of liver transplants in adults. As it affects 10% of all children and 38% of children with obesity in the United States, early intervention is crucial to prevent severe complications. Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have discovered that sugar intake plays a significant role in the severity and potential reversal of NAFLD.

Clinical Trial

Free type 1 diabetes and celiac disease screening (a search for health problems in people who don't have symptoms) for all Colorado children.


Professional resources

Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children's Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Glenn Furuta, MD, talks about the importance of a proper diagnosis of esophagitis in children, signs and symptoms to look for and effective treatment options.

Celiac Disease Diagnosis and Management

Listen to Edwin Liu, MD, an international leader in the research and management of celiac disease, discuss diagnosis and management of this condition.

Constipation Treatment and Management

In this episode, Joel Friedlander, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Colorado, addresses the management of constipation and the effects of leaving it untreated, especially in young children.

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