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  1. 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 ho

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Heartburn Surgery Offers Relief.

    If medication doesn't solve your heartburn woes, you may need to consider surgery. "Surgery is successful for most patients -- in fact, the patient who has done well with medications but doesn't want to take them long-term will do well with surgery," says Radhika Srinivasan, MD, a gastrointestinal s

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  6. Heartburn Surgery Offers Relief

    "Surgery is successful for most patients -- in fact, the patient who has done well with medications but doesn't want to take them long-term will do well with surgery," says Radhika Srinivasan, MD, a gastrointestinal specialist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in

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  7. GERD Surgery Pricey In Short Term

    Even though it cuts the need for anti-acid drugs, GERD surgery isn't cost-effective in the short term. GERD -- gastroesophageal reflux disease -- happens when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus doesn't work right. This lets acid escape the stomach and burn its way up the esophagus. Seve

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  8. 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

    Read Full Article
  9. GERD Surgery Pricey in Short Term

    Oct. 22, 2002 -- Even though it cuts the need for anti-acid drugs, GERD surgery isn't cost-effective in the short term.   GERD -- gastroesophageal reflux disease -- happens when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus doesn't work right. This lets acid escape the stomach and burn its way up

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  10. Heartburn Surgery Gives Relief, Not Cure

    April 15, 2002 -- Surgery to relieve heartburn seems to have many satisfied customers. A study finds that up to five years after surgery, many patients still have symptoms -- yet nearly all felt their surgery was working well. Daily heartburn is medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or

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