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Heartburn/GERD Health Center

News and Features Related to Heartburn/GERD

  1. With Beer or Wine, The Stomach's Fine

    Dec. 30, 2002 -- If your cup of cheer is wine or beer, there's a bit of good news. Those who imbibe a few weekly glasses have a slightly lower risk of carrying a germ that causes stomach ulcers. The germ is a common bacterium: Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori for short. It can cause stomach ulcers,

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  2. Experts Lay Down the Law on Acid Reflux

    Nov. 15, 2002 -- The acid reflux of heartburn comes with a common heartache -- doctors don't agree. They don't agree about treatment. They don't agree about testing. They don't agree about cancer risk. But now there's help. A panel of experts convened by the American Gastroenterological Association

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  3. Generic Version of Prilosec Approved

    --> Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Nov. 1, 2002 -- A generic version of the popular heartburn drug Prilosec soon will be available. The FDA has approved Kremers Urban Development Company's (KUDCo) version of the drug omeprazole. It will be available in 10 mg and 20 mg capsules to treat ulcers, ref

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  4. New Treatment for GERD Tested

    Oct. 28, 2002 -- An experimental surgical procedure is being tested as an alternative treatment to medications commonly used to relieve acid reflux. The procedure, called The Gatekeeper Reflux Repair System, involves placing four tiny prostheses into the walls of the esophagus to prevent acid from m

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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. 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 th

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  7. 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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  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

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  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 th

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  10. 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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