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Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped sac located below your liver in the right upper abdomen. Gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. The liquid—called bile—helps the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver, then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs it. The gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a tube—called the common bile duct—that carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with digestion.
Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

Researchers identify gene variants that may predispose individuals to develop gallbladder cancer

Researchers identify gene variants that may predispose individuals to develop gallbladder cancer

New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers

New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers

Researchers uncover how stress hormone prevents digestive enzymes from damaging pancreas

Researchers uncover how stress hormone prevents digestive enzymes from damaging pancreas

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Mayo Clinic article provides better understanding on potentially devastating liver disease

Mayo Clinic article provides better understanding on potentially devastating liver disease

Loyola specialists cure patient’s acute pancreatitis

Loyola specialists cure patient’s acute pancreatitis

NYU Lutheran offers many treatment options for kidney stone sufferers

NYU Lutheran offers many treatment options for kidney stone sufferers

Two simple measures can help decrease incidence of POCD in older patients

Two simple measures can help decrease incidence of POCD in older patients

Gallstones, statins increase risk of acute pancreatitis, shows study

Gallstones, statins increase risk of acute pancreatitis, shows study

FDA orders three duodenoscope manufacturers in the U.S. to conduct postmarket surveillance studies

FDA orders three duodenoscope manufacturers in the U.S. to conduct postmarket surveillance studies

New review article analyzes pros and cons of different treatment approaches to gallbladder disease

New review article analyzes pros and cons of different treatment approaches to gallbladder disease

MSD announces EC approval of SIMPONI (golimumab) for treatment of adult patients with nr-axial SpA

MSD announces EC approval of SIMPONI (golimumab) for treatment of adult patients with nr-axial SpA

Lilly Diabetes Alliance, Boehringer Ingelheim to present study results at ADA’s Scientific Sessions

Lilly Diabetes Alliance, Boehringer Ingelheim to present study results at ADA’s Scientific Sessions

Aflatoxin exposure associated with increased risk of gallbladder cancer

Aflatoxin exposure associated with increased risk of gallbladder cancer

Galmed reports net loss of $2.5 million for first quarter 2015

Galmed reports net loss of $2.5 million for first quarter 2015

Pocket-sized ultrasound device reduce need for further testing in inpatient and outpatient settings

Pocket-sized ultrasound device reduce need for further testing in inpatient and outpatient settings

Glyxambi for Type 2 diabetes treatment now available by prescription across the U.S.

Glyxambi for Type 2 diabetes treatment now available by prescription across the U.S.

Novartis announces FDA approval of Signifor LAR for treatment of patients with acromegaly

Novartis announces FDA approval of Signifor LAR for treatment of patients with acromegaly