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2011-05-18 00:17:45

In an evaluation of contemporary antireflux therapies for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), most patients who received treatment with either the proton pump inhibitor esomeprazole or laparoscopic antireflux surgery achieved and remained in disease remission for 5 years, according to a study in the May 18 issue of JAMA. "GERD is a highly prevalent disorder caused by the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. It is a chronic, relapsing disease that negatively affects...

2011-05-17 16:17:00

BALTIMORE, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Esophageal Cancer, the disease that today took the life of Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, is the nation's fastest increasing cancer, up more than 400 percent in the past 20 years - and one of the deadliest. Fewer than one in five people will survive five years with the disease. According to the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN), even more alarming, in the U.S., Esophageal Cancer is usually caused by persistent heartburn or acid...

2011-05-06 11:24:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Consumer Care announced that Frank Garske of California is the grand prize winner of the Alka-Seltzer® Said/Heard Mishaps Contest on Facebook. One of many entrants, Frank shared a time when his miscommunication almost cost him his job, but in retrospect, is now a funny anecdote. As the winner, Frank won a trip to New York City to star in an Alka-Seltzer online video featuring his winning entry. The online video will...

2011-04-25 10:10:00

CINCINNATI, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This May, Pepto-Bismol is emerging from the medicine cabinet along side of Busy Philipps, star of ABC's hit comedy Cougar Town, and showing party people how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day long. Those eager to start the festivities early can smash a hysterical variety of pinatas on Pepto's YouTube page in preparation for a night of Mexican food and fun. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-04-17 00:00:36

Millions of Americans suffer from some degree of heartburn. There are several medications on the market including over-the-counter treatments and prescription drugs for a quick fix; however, are pills the only remedy for heartburn sufferers? The answer is no! There is a natural approach to treating frequent heartburn in individuals. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 16, 2011 MyReviewsNow presents a holistic, natural approach in dealing with heartburn that doesn't involve taking drug-store medicines....

2011-04-04 20:03:45

New guidelines support use of Radiofrequency Ablation to remove precancerous cells New guidelines issued by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) support the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to remove precancerous cells in patients with Barrett's esophagus, a condition most commonly caused by chronic acid reflux, or GERD. Barrett's esophagus is the leading cause of esophageal cancer and affects an estimated two million Americans. While traditionally managed through watchful...

2011-03-23 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to findings from the new nationwide DISCUSS (Defining and Identifying GapS in CommUnication between GERD and/or Heartburn Sufferers and PhysicianS) Survey, many people surveyed report that their gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and/or persistent heartburn symptoms significantly disrupt their lives. Additionally, more than half say that currently they "occasionally" (39 percent) or "never" (19 percent) discuss GERD and/or...

2011-03-10 11:16:00

BALTIMORE, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Esophageal Cancer is the fastest increasing cancer diagnosis in the U.S. - up more than 400 percent in the past 20 years - and it usually a death sentence. Perhaps most shocking, for Americans, it is usually caused by persistent heartburn or acid reflux disease. In the U.S., someone dies of this disease every 36 minutes. Until two years ago, there was no national advocacy organization fighting Esophageal Cancer. But the Esophageal Cancer Action...

2011-03-09 07:20:00

MONTEREY, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Within just the past two years, consumers have been faced with multiple FDA warnings regarding use, beyond recommended dosage periods, of popular drugs that treat heartburn and stomach acid conditions. November 18, 2009 http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2009/ucm191169.htm May 25, 2010 http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/postmarketdrugsafetyinformationforpatientsandproviders/ucm213206.htm March 2, 2011...

2011-03-06 00:02:30

Puroast Low Acid Coffee emerges as the latest addition to the Digestive Health marketplace. Woodland, CA (PRWEB) March 4, 2011 Consumers are now shifting in a big way to diets that consider the latest advances in Digestive Health. New functional products that are feeding this move include probiotic yogurt, lactose-free dairy, soy milk, low acid orange juice and now the latest addition to the menu, low acid coffee. According to Julian Mellentin of New Nutrition Business, writing in 10 Key...


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2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin