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    1. Heartburn: Foods to Avoid

      You wake in the night, your chest burning. Sometimes the pain is so intense you think it's a heart attack . For the 60 million Americans who get heartburn at least once a month, the pain isn't just a small inconvenience. Heartburn can affect almost everything you do, keeping you from sleeping at nig

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    2. FDA OKs Prilosec for Kids as Young as 1

      March 21, 2008 -- The FDA today announced its approval of the use of Prilosec in children as young as 1 year old. The FDA yesterday approved Prilosec delayed-release oral suspension (liquid) for the short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the healing of erosive esophagitis

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    3. FDA: Nexium, Prilosec OK for Heart

      Dec. 10, 2007 -- The FDA today confirmed that it sees no likely link between heart attacks or other heart risks and the long-term use of Prilosec and Nexium, which are drugs that treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). "We have completed our safety review ... and it is our assessment that the

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    4. Coughing, Snoring Among GERD Symptoms

      Oct. 16, 2007 (Philadelphia) -- Nearly three-fourths of people with chronic acid reflux -- technically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD -- suffer nighttime symptoms not typically associated with the disease such as coughing, snoring, and chest pain, researchers report. The study of 7

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    5. Nexium, Prilosec: No Heart Risks Seen

      Aug. 9, 2007 -- The FDA today reported that so far, it has found no signs of heart risks associated with long-term use of the drugs Prilosec and Nexium. Prilosec and Nexium belong to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. They work by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Bot

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    6. No More Heartburn

      By Lisa Collier New Treatments, from Easy At-Home Tricks to an Amazing 20-Minute Hospital Fix Yesterday, 15 million Americans were miserable. That's how many women and men get heartburn every single day. Over the past month, some 60 million people experienced either the main symptom — a severe burni

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    7. Severe Heartburn? It May Be GERD

      You thought you have a simple case of heartburn, but lately, after adding a few inches to your waistline, it's more than that: a frequent feeling of pain under your breastbone; the faint taste of acid on the back of your tongue; trouble sleeping a few times a week; and problems swallowing. It happen

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    8. Acid Reflux Drugs May Up Fractures

      Dec. 26, 2006 – Proton-pump inhibitors -- the popular drugs that fight stomach acid -- increase the risk of hip fractures, a U.S. study shows. The drugs are Aciphex, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec (called Losec in Europe), and Protonix. The drugs shut down the chemical "pump" needed by stomach cells to

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    9. 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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    10. 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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