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  1. Could Your Prescription Contribute to Heartburn?

    July 31, 2000 -- About three out of five Americans have heartburn once in a while. One in five has heartburn once a month, and about one in 14 has heartburn every day. Physicians speak of heartburn by a more formal name: reflux. This burning sensation under the breastbone occurs when the valve at th

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  2. Heartburn Up and Coming

    May 26, 2000 (San Diego) -- Twenty years ago, Karna Bardhan, MD, PhD, was the only stomach specialist in the rough-and-tumble north British mining town of Rotherham. At first, it just seemed odd that he kept seeing more and more patients with chronic heartburn -- technically known as gastroesophagea

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  3. Jury Still Out on Whether Coffee Induces Reflux

    Nov. 29, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Patients with heartburn are often advised by their doctors not to drink coffee, but new research shows that a cup of java has a minimal effect, if any, on acid reflux disease. The findings, published in the November issue of the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepat

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  4. What Appears to Be Asthma At Age 50 May Actually Be Acid Reflux

    Oct. 19, 1999 (Phoenix) -- When is asthma not asthma? When it's gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the chronic heartburn that has become the primary GI disease of the waning days of the 20th century. From legendary Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. to the clerk in the local supermarket, the incid

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