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2011-02-15 16:43:12

Team of specialists in 1 location also allows for highest quality medical care Millions of Americans, or 10 percent of the population, suffers from daily heartburn or other symptoms of reflux such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and dental erosions. Until recently, many of these patients faced either a lifetime of daily medications, incomplete resolution, or worsening of their symptoms while treatment options were often limited to surgery. Scott & White Healthcare "“...

2011-02-07 13:20:03

Heartburn is a signature symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is a cluster of symptoms and signs associated with regurgitation of stomach acid up to the pharynx and mouth. Patient-based studies of GERD have shown high prevalence and chronicity, particularly in Western societies. GERD is associated with significant health-care utilization and diminished quality of life. Heartburn, coupled with acid regurgitation and painful swallowing are considered to be highly specific...

2011-02-02 15:11:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone has one of those stories - the one where a simple miscommunication between what was said and what was heard turned into a hilarious mishap. While miscommunications can often be humorous, they can also lead to stress and stress can give you heartburn or an upset stomach with headache. That's why Alka-Seltzer® Original - the stomach and pain remedy synonymous with fast relief - today announced the launch of its...

2010-12-20 08:12:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ It's reassuring to know that while eating that hearty Christmas dinner and drinking a glass of wine, digestion will be slowed, but there will be no symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, belching, and bloating, according to this study. In order to determine the effects of alcohol on the digestive system when rich meals are consumed, investigators at the University Hospital of Zurich, led by Dr Mark Fox now at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, studied 20...

2010-12-15 14:32:58

Research: Effect on gastric function and symptoms of drinking wine, black tea, or schnapps with a Swiss cheese fondue: Randomized controlled crossover trial People can be reassured that while alcohol may slow down digestion after a rich calorific meal, enjoyed by many during the Christmas season, it will not cause indigestion symptoms such as heartburn, belching and bloating, finds research in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. In order to determine the effects of alcohol on the...

2010-12-09 18:32:21

Those who sufer with very-common GERD have low incidence of rare but deadly cancer, according to U-M researchers The risk of esophageal cancer among patients who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not as high as many may think, according to new research from  University of Michigan gastroenterologists. GERD is considered a relative risk for developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, but the absolute risk is not known, says Joel Rubenstein, M.D., M.Sc., an investigator with...

2010-12-09 10:36:00

Those who suffer with very-common GERD have low incidence of rare but deadly cancer, according to U-M researchers ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The risk of esophageal cancer among patients who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not as high as many may think, according to new research from University of Michigan gastroenterologists. GERD is considered a relative risk for developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, but the absolute risk is not...

2010-11-08 06:50:00

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- National GERD Awareness Week takes place the week of Thanksgiving, a prime time for heartburn, with many people eating to excess. While occasional heartburn rarely is a cause for concern, frequent or chronic heartburn can be a sign of a more serious health issue known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, according to IFFGD (the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders). GERD occurs when stomach acid flows back...

2010-10-26 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the return of the NFL season, Prilosec OTC® - the #1 pharmacist recommended over-the-counter heartburn medicine according to Pharmacy Times - has teamed up with two of the NFL's toughest offensive lineman to showcase the importance of powerful protection when it comes to treating frequent heartburn. New York Giants All-Pro Offensive Tackle David Diehl and Minnesota Vikings Guard Anthony Herrera have teamed up with Prilosec...

2010-10-04 15:50:00

"The Frantzides Technique" -- a New Treatment for Esophageal High-Grade Dysplasia and Barrett's Esophagus EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Constantine Frantzides M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., Director of the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, staff surgeon and Director of the Laparoscopic Fellowship Program at Saint Francis Hospital, has pioneered a new minimally-invasive surgical technique for the treatment of Barrett's esophagus and high-grade dysplasia. The...


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Gastroscopy
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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