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    1. BBQ Tricks for Avoiding Heartburn

      Just because it's hot outside doesn't mean you have to feel the heat of heartburn when enjoying foods of the season. 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 ever

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    2. 11 Meal Planning Tips to Prevent Heartburn

      If you're one of the 15 million Americans experiencing heartburn every day, there's more to discouraging the discomfort than avoiding certain foods and beverages. Heartburn relief also has to do with the timing and size of your meals, says The American College of Gastroenterology, which is why plann

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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