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    1. Tips for Sleep Without Heartburn

      As many as one in four Americans may suffer heartburn at night, according to a study published in 2005 in the journal CHEST. The figure is even higher among people who say they suffer chronic heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In a separate 2005 survey of 1,900 people with GERD in

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    2. Workouts Without Heartburn

      In many people, moderate exercise -- and the accompanying healthy weight -- can be a good way to keep GERD symptoms at bay. But, for some people, especially athletes with intense fitness regimens, a good workout can have an unpleasant side effect: acid reflux . Here are some tips on how to get fit w

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    3. Heartburn Symptoms Checklist

      One of the problems with chronic heartburn or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is that you may not know you have it. Many people aren't completely woken up by GERD symptoms at night. In some cases of GERD, there may be no symptoms at all, even when you're awake. However, there are a number of

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    4. Even a Little Weight Gain – or Loss -- Can Affect Your Heartburn

      Anybody can get heartburn, even the skinniest person you know, but the more excess weight you carry the more likely it is, researchers have long suspected. Now a new study offers some surprising news: Gaining just a few extra pounds can boost your heartburn risk, even if your body mass index (BMI) i

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    5. Travel Heartburn: 7 Tips for Relief

      For people with heartburn, vacations have many perils: unusual foods, irregular meal times, and our very human urge to overindulge. "When people are on vacation, they eat a lot, they drink a lot, and they don't sleep much," says David Carr-Locke, MD, director of endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hosp

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    6. Avoid 6 Health Woes That Ruin a Date

      You've landed the date of your dreams. Now what? You've got to do more than primp to avoid being branded a one-date dud. You also must squelch those potential date "bombs" -- minor, but embarrassing, health problems. From bad breath to allergies allergies , here's a look at the worst offenders and h

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    7. When Heartburn Gets Serious

      Ignoring heartburn -- just putting up with it, popping a few pills day after day -- isn't necessarily the best plan. There are complications that can result from letting the problem linger. "When heartburn is not appropriately treated, acid reflux can cause erosion and ulcers in the lining of the es

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    8. Tackling Holiday Heartburn

      Americans celebrate with food and lots of it. Those big holiday dinners, the parties, happy hours, and shopping sprees -- we love that stuff. So what's the problem? It's a big fat recipe for a bad case of heartburn. Alcohol, caffeine, -- plus eating too much rich, fatty food - is a slippery slope to

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    9. Summer Foods: Don't Feel the Heartburn

      Ever chow down at a family picnic, come home, shower, lie down, and feel a burning pain in your chest and acid crawling up your throat like a red-hot snake? These are symptoms of the ever-popular heartburn! Rodger A. Liddle, MD, professor of medicine and gastroenterologist at Duke University, tells

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    10. Tip Sheet: Ulcers and Pain Relievers

      If you have an ulcer, you need to be very careful with over-the-counter pain medicines. Remember: No drug is risk-free. It is very important to discuss the use of over-the-counter drugs with your doctor, especially if you have an ulcer or other medical conditions. Here are some tips from the experts

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