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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...

2010-04-12 13:42:51

Barrett's esophagus affects more than 3 million individuals and is a primary risk factor for esophageal cancer Cancer of the lower esophagus develops almost exclusively in patients with Barrett's esophagus, an otherwise benign complication of esophageal reflux that affects approximately 3 million Americans. Although the prognosis of patients diagnosed with esophageal cancer is poor, the chances of successful treatment increase significantly if the disease is detected at an early dysplastic...

2010-04-01 07:30:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck & Co., Inc. announced that beginning today, ZEGERID OTC(TM) (omeprazole 20 mg/sodium bicarbonate 1100 mg capsules), a new over-the-counter (OTC) option for treating frequent heartburn without a prescription, will become available in drug stores, grocery stores, mass merchandisers and club stores nationwide. The only OTC proton pump inhibitor (PPI) product with two active ingredients, ZEGERID OTC delivers relief in a different way....

2010-03-17 11:06:42

Stomach wrap operations may be more effective than acid suppression tablets in the treatment of severe acid reflux, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. The study shows a more pronounced improvement in symptoms shortly after surgery than with drug treatment. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common chronic disease in which acid reflux causes heartburn, acid regurgitation, vomiting and difficulty swallowing. GORD can be treated by changes to diet and acid suppression...

2010-02-26 11:00:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thousands of the world's top athletes have convened in Vancouver to battle it out in the name of their country at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. After the Opening Ceremony is complete, these athletes will rely on their training, concentration and good health to earn them a spot on the winner's podium. All three are important factors in going for the gold, however, if athletes don't feel well, the others may not matter. Before competition...

2010-02-23 15:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A battle has developed in the coffee trade between industry leader Folgers® (owned by The J.M. Smucker® Company), and an upstart, Puroast® Low Acid Coffee. The lines are drawn around the estimated 35 million Americans who have stomach acid problems like acid reflux, heartburn, et al., who have had to eliminate their morning caffeine boost as they can't drink regular coffee because its high acid...

2010-02-02 08:59:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Big Game approaching, many football fans across the country are preparing for viewing parties, and the non-stop eating that comes with them. But favorite football foods like pizza, wings and nachos can trigger heartburn, which can end the evening long before the last touchdown. Even those who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sometimes also called acid reducers, a class of drugs that treat frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux...

2010-01-22 18:14:00

WOODLAND, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Often at doctor's advice, 35 million Americans have had to stop or cutback their morning coffee kick start due to heartburn and acid reflux as coffee is a leading cause to aggravate these stomach troubles. These problems haven't gone unnoticed in the coffee industry by both a leader and an upstart. Industry leader, Folgers, is repositioning its Folgers Simply Smooth brand by calling it "low acid" coffee. The upstart is Puroast®...


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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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