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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...

2010-09-27 15:35:14

Coughing episodes are closely related to gastroesophageal reflux symptoms in patients who experience chronic cough, irrespective of other diagnoses, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the acid contents of the stomach back up, or reflux, into the esophagus. This typically produces heartburn, a burning sensation below the sternum where your ribs come together....

2010-09-21 11:44:00

COVINGTON, La., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With football season in full swing, fanatics are throwing viewing parties and parking lot tailgates full of classic Americana favorites, like hot wings, cheeseburgers and nachos. Unfortunately, these same dishes often result in heartburn, making it difficult to comfortably enjoy the big game. Evamor Natural Artesian Water, high alkaline water with natural acid-fighting properties, has drafted a line up of healthier tailgate trades to aid fans in...

2010-09-13 04:00:00

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Siegal & Son, LLC, a new Vienna, Virginia-based company launched by renowned physician and author Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., and his son, Matthew Siegal, the duo behind the internationally popular Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® brand (www.CookieDiet.com), has introduced CalciOs(TM) cookies, a snack food that's enriched with calcium carbonate, a common source of dietary calcium supplementation that also neutralizes stomach acid and...

2010-08-04 09:00:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepto-Bismol, the "un"-official stomach remedy of summer, today announced a partnership with 2010 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Champion Joey Chestnut that will send the competitive eater on the road this summer. "Americans love to celebrate summer by getting together and enjoying food with friends, but sometimes the enjoyment of summer leads to eating just one too many," said Nathan Fox, Pepto-Bismol Brand Manager. "With the help of Joey and his love...

2010-06-08 12:14:22

Study indicates reduced muscle tone in the esophagus may cause acid reflux disease, a digestive disorder of the stomach and esophagus Molecular imaging has uncovered what may be to blame for acid reflux disease, a painful and potentially dangerous illness that affects a sizeable percentage of the population. A study presented at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting provides further evidence that the disease of the digestive system is brought on by a lack of tone, or motility, in the esophageal muscles...


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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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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