GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)
Title: GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 8, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Guidelines Not Followed in Testing for Acid RefluxGuidelines Not Followed in Testing for Acid Reflux
Primary care physicians and gastroenterologists do not always adhere to best-practice guidelines for the endoscopic evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux disease, report researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Failure in the ElderlyCommon Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Failure in the Elderly
Older patients taking proton pump inhibitors, a common remedy for heartburn and acid reflux, are two times more likely to be hospitalized with kidney failure than peers who don't take the pills, a study finds. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 17th April 2015
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - flu vaccine side effects; head injuries, acid reflux; cure for nocturnal cramps and problems caused by swallowing large tablets (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: concussion acid refluxm heart palpitations Dr James Online health clinic flu vaccine Metformin vitamin D James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Common heartburn drugs linked to kidney failure in the elderly
(Reuters Health) - Older patients taking proton pump inhibitors, a common remedy for heartburn and acid reflux, are two times more likely to be hospitalized with kidney failure than peers who don't take the pills, a study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Common heartburn drugs linked to kidney failure in the elderly
(Reuters Health) - Older patients taking drugs known as proton pump inhibitors, a common remedy for heartburn and acid reflux, are two times more likely to be hospitalized with kidney failure than peers who don't take the pills, a study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Truth About Cancer And Baking Soda
Long before I was a physician, I remember mixing baking soda and vinegar in one of my first school science classes and watching it fizz. Back then, I had no idea how many uses this common household product had. Aside from fueling science-fair volcanoes, baking soda has long been used to relieve acid reflux and heartburn, as well as to treat allergic reactions from plants. It is also an effective toothpaste, when combined with hydrogen peroxide. And these are only a few of the ways it can be used… So it’s not surprising that a number of new, hip health fads feature this age-old “cure.” These days, o...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition Cancer nutrients supplements Source Type: news

Ella’s story: Two rare diseases and the NICU roller coaster ride
“Everyone tells you that the NICU is a roller coaster ride. What they don’t tell you is that it’s a customized roller coaster ride just for you. You never know what’s coming at you next,” says Carrie Shea, whose daughter Ella spent her first three months of life in Boston Children’s Hospital NICU. Today, Ella is a “remarkably normal little girl,” says Carrie. It’s quite a feat for the three-year-old who was born with GACI (generalized arterial calcification of infancy), an extremely rare condition with an 85 percent mortality rate, and diagnosed with PKU (phenylketonuri...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Raise your bed with bricks, quit smoking and lose weight: Top 10 ways to avoid heartburn
HEARTBURN or gastroesophageal reflux disease is extremely painful and can have a negative impact on quality of life, but there are ways to prevent it. Here a health expert gives you 10 simple tips to avoid the burn. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Heartburn: Excess Weight, SmokingRisk Factors for Heartburn: Excess Weight, Smoking
Excess pounds and smoking might each raise the likelihood of frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a large study from Norway. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 2, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: When to take acid reflux seriously
Dr James LeFanu helps solve reader's health problems. This week: the value of exercise ECGs and the mystery of the patient who appeared drunk (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dr Malcolm Parsons Angus Dalgleish acid reflux Datura Angel's Trumpet Doctor's Diary Metformin ECG James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: When to take acid reflux seriously
Dr James LeFanu helps solve reader's health problems. This week: the value of exercise ECGs and the mystery of the patient who appeared drunk (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dr Malcolm Parsons Angus Dalgleish acid reflux Datura Angel's Trumpet Doctor's Diary Metformin ECG James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Risk factors for heartburn: excess weight, smoking
(Reuters Health) - Excess pounds and smoking might each raise the likelihood of frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a large study from Norway. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

I-Team: Report Suggests Trend In Prescription Drug Errors Filled By Pharmacists
BOSTON (CBS) — Anyone who has waited in a drug store for a prescription knows a pharmacy counter can be a busy place. “It’s a high-pace, high-stress environment,” a former CVS pharmacy technician told the I-Team. She did not want to be identified, but she believes that stress leads to mistakes. “Somebody gets the wrong strength of medication, somebody gets the wrong number of pills,” she said. The I-Team obtained documents detailing prescription drug errors reported to the State Department of Public Health.  Since 2010, pharmacies reported 194 serious drug errors.  In one case,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: larasalahi Tags: Health i-Team Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen CVS investigatiion ITeam Pharmacy prescription drug errors Source Type: news

Acid reflux raises serious health concerns
President Obama may have joked with reporters when they asked how his throat was feeling after he was diagnosed with acid reflux, but acid reflux can be a serious health threat. Up to 20% of Americans suffer from typical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux two times per week, says Gilbert... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michigan’s St John Hospital provides new treatment for GERD
US-based St John Hospital and Medical Center is providing a new alternative treatment for patients with acid reflux disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - February 11, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Children suffer acid reflux too - and it can cause years of misery 
Kirsty Milne, 18, a student at Exeter University, was embarrassed. From the age of 13 she'd suffered from gastric reflux. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Offers GERD Benefits, TooGastric Bypass Offers GERD Benefits, Too
In addition to causing significant weight loss, gastric bypass surgery appears to significantly reduce gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and incidence in morbidly obese individuals long after the procedure, researchers in Brazil say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 6, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Seven natural remedies to ease a sore throat
(NaturalNews) From air pollution that acts as an irritant to allergies and the frustrating common cold, the causes for developing a sore throat are plenty. While the Mayo Clinic notes that more serious issues may be at hand such as cancerous throat tumors or gastroesophageal reflux... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first generic esomeprazole
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules) to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and children ages 1 and older. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid in the stomach. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 26, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Are you always popping heartburn pills? People who suffer acid reflux for more than three weeks should visit a doctor because it could be a sign of CANCER 
The national 'Be Clear On Cancer' campaign is urging people who have suffered heartburn for three weeks or more to visit their doctor, because it can be a sign of oesophageal or stomach cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transoral fundoplication is an effective treatment for patients with GERD
Transoral fundoplication is an effective treatment for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, especially for patients with persistent regurgitation despite proton pump inhibitor therapy, according to a new study published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Guidance issued by NICE on diagnosing serious reflux in the young
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published guidance on treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in infants, children and young people more effectively. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - January 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitors Do Not Ease Crying, Fussing in InfantsProton Pump Inhibitors Do Not Ease Crying, Fussing in Infants
Proton pump inhibitors, given to crying infants with the thinking that gastroesophageal reflux discomfort is the reason for the babies' tears, do not result in decreased crying or irritability. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection Curbs Refractory GERDEndoscopic Submucosal Dissection Curbs Refractory GERD
A fundoplication technique using endoscopic submucosal dissection shows some promise in patients with refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Japanese researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 30, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Candy that stays in the mouth overnight may ease symptoms of acid reflux
The edible disc is the size of a 10 p piece and sticks to the gums. It contains the natural sweetener xylitol, commonly found in sugar-free gum. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steroid-based treatment may answer needs of pediatric EoE patients
A new formulation of oral budesonide suspension, a steroid-based treatment, is safe and effective in treating pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, according to a new study. Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune system disease caused by a buildup of white blood cells in the lining of the esophagus. This build up, which is a reaction to food, allergens or acid reflux, can inflame or injure esophageal tissue. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 12th December 2014
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - drug side-effects; acid reflux; plus side to statins and post nasal drip (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: over-medication Health Clinic statins James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 12th December 2014
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - drug side-effects; acid reflux; plus side to statins and post nasal drip (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: over-medication Health Clinic statins James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Morning Break: Fear of Ebola Kills, Obama Has Acid Reflux
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - December 8, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Obama Visits Hospital For Sore Throat: Diagnosed With Acid Reflux
President Obama made a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center earlier today due to a persistent sore throat over the past several weeks, according to White House officials. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Implanted Stimulator Helps Curb Acid RefluxImplanted Stimulator Helps Curb Acid Reflux
Lower esophageal sphincter (LES) electrical stimulation therapy via the EndoStim system can provide ongoing relief to patients with refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease, researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 4, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

OncoBriefs: Breast Cancer Relapse, Reflux and H&N Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Late relapse still a problem in ER-positive disease; acid-suppression therapy may boost survival in head and neck cancer. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 2, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Antacids linked to better survival in head and neck cancer
(University of Michigan Health System) Patients with head and neck cancer who used antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Swallowing a sponge on a string could replace cameras as oesophageal cancer test
SCIENTISTS have created a pill-size "cytosponge" that can collect cells from the stomach of patients with acid reflux conditions (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny capsule inserted into the gullet that's the acid test for heartburn 
Julie Henderson, 50, from Wimbledon, put up with sporadic bouts of acid reflux for years and had been taking antacids and acid suppressants to help ease the symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fundoplication Better Than PPIs for RegurgitationFundoplication Better Than PPIs for Regurgitation
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux who experience troublesome regurgitation respond better to endoscopic fundoplication than to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), results from the RESPECT trial show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 30, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #5: Repossess Your Health
It's often said that we take our health for granted right up to the moment we become ill or injured. And I think that's true. We humans are inclined to take a lot of important things for granted until they are threatened or lost. What's weird about our relationship with our health, though, is that almost as soon as it begins to falter (as the predictable result of neglect), we proceed directly from taking it for granted to simply rejecting our responsibility for it. Rather than re-declaring our ownership and jumping into corrective action ("Gads, it appears I have left this valuable vessel unmaintained and on autopi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opinion: The Dangers of Eating Late at Night
The increase in acid reflux may partly be due to dinners after 8 p.m. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JAMIE A. KOUFMAN Tags: Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Report: EndoStim tables IPO
EndoStim, which makes an implantable device to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, reportedly tables its initial public offering due to poor market conditions. EndoStim, citing poor market conditions, has tabled its initial public offering it hoped would raise nearly $36 million for its neurostimulation device for gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to Renaissance Capital. EndoStim had planned to put $10 million of the IPO's proceeds into clinical studies and another $14 million to commercialize the system. EndoStimNews Well, Initial Public Offering (IPO), Neuromodulation/Neurostimulationread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Source Type: news

Ontario government recognizes neonicotinoids as 'the biggest threat' to the environment
(NaturalNews) Environmental advocates in Ontario are warning of an ecosystem collapse if a certain class of insecticides continues to be used throughout the province.Gord Miller, the environmental commissioner for Ontario, released his 2013/2014 annual report detailing concerns... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors of Reflux Esophagitis HealingPredictors of Reflux Esophagitis Healing
How can clinicians properly predict the outcome of reflux esophagitis, one manifestation of GERD, in patients after treatment with proton pump inhibitors? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

EndoStim targets $36m IPO
EndoStim hopes to raise $36 million in an initial public offering to support development of a pacemaker-like device to treat severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. EndoStim said it hopes to raise nearly $36 million in an initial public offering, with plans to plow $10 million into clinical studies of its system to treat severe gastroesophageal reflux disease and another $14 million to commercialize the system. EndoStimNews Well, Initial Public Offering (IPO), Otolaryngology/Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Wall Street Beatread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 1, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Alexander Soule Source Type: news

Acid reflux - Three classic home remedies
(NaturalNews) Acid reflux is a common medical condition in which digestive acids rise from the stomach into the esophagus. This causes the esophagus (the passage between the pharynx and the stomach) to become irritated, resulting in a burning sensation which, in the most acute cases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Shows Magnetic Implant is an Important Break-Through in the Treatment of Reflux Disease
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Torax Medical announced today the publication of new data comparing the LINX® Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device and laparoscopic fundoplication surgery in 249 patients. Data from this study ... Devices, GastroenterologyTorax Medical, LINX Reflux Management, GERD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 22, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medigus secures $5.6M in funding, reveals positive outcomes from study of its MUSE surgical endostapling device | Medtech funding for the week of September 15, 2014
Here's a look at some of the top legal news stories for medical device companies this week: Medigus raises $5.6M, touts clinical results for acid reflux device; Funding: InSightec raises $12.5M from Chinese backers; Corindus raises $26.6M for vascular robot; Intrinsic Therapeutics raises $17.2M for spinal surgery devices Medigus raises $5.6M, touts clinical results for acid reflux device September 12, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani Corindus Vascular Robotics, InSightec Ltd, Intrinsic Therapeutics, Medigus Ltd.News Well, Funding Roundupread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Source Type: news

Top foods to improve gut health and stomach acid levels naturally
(NaturalNews) Digestive problems are not uncommon; it's estimated that 25 million Americans will get a peptic ulcer at one point in their life. (1) Even children under 12 may have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), but instead of having the accompanying heartburn, may instead... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medigus raises $5.6M, touts clinical results for acid reflux device
Israel-based Medigus secures $5.6 million in funding and reveals positive clinical outcomes from a multi-center study of its MUSE surgical endostapling device. Medical device maker Medigus (TLV:MDGS) has some new cash and the backing of a major medical journal in hand. Medigus Ltd.News Well, Funding Roundup, Gastrointestinalread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news

5 Home remedies for acid reflux, that work
(NaturalNews) Acid reflux can go from mild to chronic in a very short period of time. There are medications than can help manage the symptoms of acid reflux, such as antacids. However, they aren't necessary, because there are many natural remedies that are simple and easy to use.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news