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All About Acid Reflux
If you're among the 1 in 5 people in the United States who have acid reflux, read on for everything you need to know about this condition.
Treating Heartburn? Avoid These Medications
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about aspirin-containing antacids in the treatment of heartburn or sour stomach.
Heartburn Drugs: Why Less May Be More
When it comes to acid reflux, better care sometimes means less medication.
When Heartburn Gets Serious
It may be easy to pop a pill for heartburn for the convenience of not having to stop eating spicy and acidic foods, but this convenience may come at the price of good health.
FDA Approves Generic Version of Nexium
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules) to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and children ages 1 and older.
Antacids May Extend Some Cancer Patients' Lives
Antacids may help with more than just heartburn. They could help some cancer patients live longer.
Getting the Right Rx Dose to Treat GERD
Treating gastric reflux with over-the-counter (OTC) medication might not bring relief, even though the medications might be similar to the prescription brands.
Treatment Lowered Cancer Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus
Barrett's esophagus is more than a bad case of indigestion. In fact, it can even lead to cancer. But a new study shows a promising treatment that may greatly reduce that risk.
Surgery Might Not Mean End of Acid Reflux
Anti-reflux surgery should relieve symptoms and break dependence on medication, right?
Weight-Loss Surgeries Not Created Equal for Heartburn Patients
Surgery to help with weight loss is becoming more common and more varied, but these surgeries might not help with every weight-related issue, a new study says.