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    1. 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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    2. Travel Tips: Don’t Vacation With Heartburn

      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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Everyday Pain Relief: Ulcers

      We tend to think of over-the-counter painkillers as perfectly safe. If you can buy a drug sitting next to the toothpaste and shampoo, how dangerous could it be? But even these drugs do have risks. And if you have an ulcer, you need to be very careful before popping over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers

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    10. Tips for Traveling With IBS

      Visions of vacations dance in many heads at this time of year. But if you're one of the estimated 58 million people in the U.S. with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the idea may sound torturous. It's bad enough to worry about recurring symptoms of bloating, gas, stomach cramping, constipation, or di

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