GERD: More than simple heart burn
Most of us eat too much, drink a bit more than we should, and suffer from our occasional excess with the nagging irritation of heartburn. But for others, heartburn — or indigestion — becomes a frequent occurrence and can be a sign of a more serious problem called GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder. Normally when we swallow, food moves through the esophagus, which contracts to push food into the stomach through a “gatekeeper” muscle called a sphincter.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Nadim George Haddad Source Type: news

Survivor, doctor offer advice on how to talk about cancer
Fans across the county have been sending messages of love and support following the announcement of Gord Downie's cancer diagnosis. But when cancer hits closer to home, finding the right thing to say can feel like a struggle. Here's what two people with personal experience with cancer advise. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions launches EsophyX Z device designed to treat GERD
EndoGastric Solutions said today it launched its EsophyX Z device designed for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, and that the device was used in its 1st treatment procedure. The 1st procedure was performed during a transoral incisionless fundoplication procedure at Cali.’s U.C. Irvine Health by Dr. Kenneth Chang, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said. “There are certain GERD patients who don’t respond effectively to medical management with proton pump inhibitors. Long-term data continue to demonstrate the positive impact the TIF procedure for reflux has in controlling chronic, troublesome GER...
Source: Mass Device - May 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat EndoGastric Solutions Source Type: news

Gord Downie's courage called a 'beacon for all patients with glioblastoma in Canada'
Tragically Hip frontman ​Gord Downie's resilience and openness about his terminal glioblastoma and his plans to tour could help to reduce stigma and improve awareness, some cancer experts say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Gord Downie's 'incurable' brain cancer won't keep him from singing, his doctor says
Gord Downie suffers from an aggressive form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma that's incurable, but should not rob the Tragically Hip frontman of his ability to sing, his doctor said today in Toronto. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Antiaging Yoga
by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher To quote Webster's: "Aging (adj): (of a thing) reaching the end of useful life; growing old or older, especially visibly and obviously so; obsolescent Obsolescent (adj): becoming obsolete Obsolete (adj): no longer produced or used; out-of-date." When I was 22 years old, a friend and I went into a local bookstore and saw a display of exercise videos, including one titled, Yoga for Beginners. The middle-aged woman demonstrating the pose on the cover looked strong, stable, flexible, and joyful, and I remember knowing that the way she l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprising mechanism of acid reflux damage identified by researchers
The 'acid' in 'acid reflux' may not be the direct cause of damage to the esophagus as previously suspected, according to researchers following conclusion of their study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA Clears Next-Generation Version Of EndoGastric Solutions' EsophyX Device
EndoGastric Solutions(EGS), a leader in incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the EsophyXZ device. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - May 17, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Surprising mechanism of acid reflux damage identified by UTSW/Dallas VA researchers
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) The 'acid' in 'acid reflux' may not be the direct cause of damage to the esophagus as previously suspected, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas VA Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

5 Things You Can Do Today to Keep Stress From Getting You Down
Photo credit: Benjamin Combs If you're on a hike and a bear comes crashing out of the bushes you better believe that stress is the perfect response. If though, on an on-going basis, you're dealing with a miserable situation like an unhappy relationship, money worries or a crazy, unpredictable boss, you're depleting your mental and physical health bit by bit. The stress of unrelenting demands and pressure can cause a whole lot of problems. Numerous studies have shown that this type of long-term stress takes a toll on your immune system and can lead to high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, heart disease and even weight ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux medication could severely harm the health of your kidneys
(NaturalNews) As pharmaceuticals change people's natural physiology, they leave damaging effects in both the short and long term. Drugs that reduce acid reflux, such as Prilosec, Zegerid and Prevacid, systematically raise one's blood pressure, and, according to new research, damage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 12, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Teleflex prices $400m debt offering Teleflex yesterday priced $400 million worth of debt that the maker of surgical tools and equipment plans to use for debt refinancing. The offering, of 4.875% senior notes due in 2026, is exp...
Source: Mass Device - May 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

EndoStim raises $25m Series D for neurostim GERD device
Five months after spiking its plans for an initial public offering, EndoStim said today that it raised a $25 million Series D round for the neurostimulation device it’s developing to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Saint Louis- and Nijmegen, Holland-based EndoStim said Endeavour Vision led the round, joined by existing backer Santé Ventures and new investors Wellington Partners and Gimv. Endostim said it plans to use the proceeds to expand its sales footprint in Europe and to fund a randomized, sham-controlled U.S. trial. The company describes its system in form and functio...
Source: Mass Device - May 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation EndoStim Gastrointestinal Source Type: news

What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Discussion Appendicitis results from a closed loop obstruction of a blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum. It is a common cause of abdominal pain. It is the most frequent condition leading to emergent abdominal surgery in pediatrics. The combination of obstruction, edema, bacterial overgrowth, increased inflammatory process and increased intraluminal pressure leads to abdominal pain and possibly perforation. Appendicitis occurs in all age groups but is rare in neonates. The peak age is 6-10 years old. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Surgeries for gastro-esophageal reflux disease have declined in recent years
(Wiley) Researchers have found that the rates of surgical operations for gastro-esophageal reflux disease in the United States have fallen rapidly in recent years, from 0.062 percent in 2009 to 0.047 percent in 2013. The numbers of overweight and obese patients having this surgery have increased, however. Also, women are more likely than men to have surgery for GERD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acid blockers boost infections in outpatient preemies
BALTIMORE – Treatment of premature infants with a drug that blocks gastroesophageal reflux once they are discharged home during the first year of life was associated with a significantly increased... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 3, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Acid blockers boost infections in outpatient preemies
BALTIMORE – Treatment of premature infants with a drug that blocks gastroesophageal reflux once they are discharged home during the first year of life was associated with a significantly increased... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Causes Vomiting?
Discussion Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of ingested material out of the mouth. It is a normal part of digestion for ruminants such as cows and camels. Nausea is an unpleasant abdominal perception that the person may describe as feeling ill to the stomach, or feeling like he/she is going to vomit. Anorexia is frequently observed. Nausea is usually associated with decreased stomach activity and motility in the small intestine. Parasympathetic activity may be increased causing pale skin, sweating, hypersalivation and possible vasovagal syndrome (hypotension and bradycardia). Retching or dry heaves is when there are sp...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery in Neonatal Patients: A Review
Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery have gradually become accepted diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in the management of neonatal surgical conditions. In the hands of experienced surgeons, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has reduced the need for open procedures. In children younger than 1 year, the advantages of MIS are evident in avoiding the sequelae of open surgery. MIS has shown outcomes comparable to those with open surgery. The recent literature in the PubMed database was reviewed, using the keywords "minimally invasive surgery," "neonatology," "pediatric surgery," "laparos...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lopez, J., Stringel, G. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery in Neonatal Pediatric Patients: A Review
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in newborns and children remain a significant cause of morbidity. Practice patterns and preferences among different institutions and among surgeons vary significantly. Controversial issues include the use of gastrostomy alone versus gastrostomy with Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic versus open fundoplication, the role of the prophylactic Nissen fundoplication in newborns, Nissen fundoplication in neurologically intact versus neurologically impaired newborns, and the role as well as selection of investigations to evaluate the presence of gastroesoph...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lopez, J., Stringel, G. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

$45 million! North Carolina's share from Medicaid settlement with Pfizer
North Carolina will receive $45 million as part of a much larger national settlement with Pfizer. The settlement, in which Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) will pay more than $780 million nationally, resolves allegations that Wyeth, now a subsidiary of Pfizer, “knowingly misreported sale prices and underpaid drug rebates” to Medicaid programs for the acid reflux and heartburn medication Protonix. “Cheating Medicaid wastes tax dollars and harms health care for patients in need,” Attorney General Roy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Do Heartburn Drugs Cause Kidney Disease?
Is it true that Proton-Pump Inhibitors for heartburn and acid reflux can lead to kidney disease? If so, how great is the risk and what are people like me who depend on these drugs supposed to do? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly one in four babies in NICUs receive acid suppressing medication
Though not approved for use in newborns, doctors prescribe the drugs to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to help with other conditions diagnosed in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). However, several published studies have associated the use of some acid suppression medications in hospitalized high-risk babies with infections, necrotizing enterocolitis and increased risk of death. From January 2006 through March 2013, 28,989 of 122,002 of babies, or 23.8 percent, received a histamine-2 receptor antagonist or proton pump inhibitor. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 4 babies in NICUs receive acid suppressing medication
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) Though not approved for use in newborns, doctors prescribe the drugs to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to help with other conditions diagnosed in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). However, several published studies have associated the use of some acid suppression medications in hospitalized high-risk babies with infections, necrotizing enterocolitis and increased risk of death. From January 2006 through March 2013, 28,989 of 122,002 of babies, or 23.8 percent, received a histamine-2 receptor antagonist or proton pump inhibitor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage
New study links proton pump inhibitors, commonly taken for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers, to raised risk of reduced kidney function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Commonly used reflux, ulcer medication may cause serious kidney damage
Patients who took proton pump inhibitors for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had an increased risk of kidney function decline, chronic kidney disease, and kidney failure. The longer patients took the drugs, the greater their risk, a new study shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Current Insights into the Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants
In conclusion, nonpharmacologic approaches should be used, because most symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux will ultimately resolve without any intervention. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - April 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Duncan, D. R., Rosen, R. L. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma gets final USFDA nod for gastro reflux drug
Aurobindo Pharma has received final approval from the USFDA to manufacture and market pantoprazole sodium for injections, used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, in the American market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?
TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 -- A minimally invasive surgery to treat chronic heartburn is safer than generally believed, and could be a desirable alternative to long-term use of acid reflux medications, new research indicates. Scientists found the death... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may come with worrying health effects
A mounting body of research suggests that pills taken by millions to relieve acid reflux come with their own worrying health effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic pancreatitis: Bently says he’s ‘ready for a new belly’
  Bently Barnes (center) with Dr. Victor Fox and Dr. Amit Grover, co-directors of the Pancreatic Disorders Program Four-year-old Bently Barnes needed to get ready. He opened the closet door, reached for his camouflage backpack, then scanned his bedroom for the essentials. He grabbed his favorite stuffed animal named, “Marshall,” a truck, tractor and his most prized possession – his blanket. He placed them in his backpack with care, zipped the travel bag and placed it next to his bed. Bently told his mom he was packed and ready to travel from their home in North Carolina to Boston ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Amit Grover Chronic pancreatitis ERCP MD Pancreatic Disorders Program Second opinion Victor Fox Source Type: news

Ironwood begins Phase IIb trial of IW-3718 to treat refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease
US-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals has started a Phase IIb clinical trial of IW-3718 in patients with refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic condition. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - March 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can a heartburn drug cause cognitive problems?
A new study has shed light on one of the long-term effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs are commonly used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and peptic ulcers. PPIs (omeprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole, pantoprazole, and others) help reduce the amount of stomach acid made by glands in the lining of the stomach. Research published online on February 15 in JAMA Neurology showed that there may be an association between chronic use of PPIs and an increased risk of dementia. Experts compared prescription PPI intake and diagnosis of dementia among approximately 74,000 adults ages 75 a...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Brain and cognitive health Digestive Disorders Drugs and Supplements Healthy Aging Memory Mental Health heartburn PPIs proton pump inhibitors Source Type: news

Surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease found safe
(Wiley) A new analysis indicates that death rates and the need for additional operations following laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very low. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fundoplication (Acid Reflux Surgery)
Title: Fundoplication (Acid Reflux Surgery)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/29/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 9, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea
By Brandon R. Peters, M.D. The news was enough to give you indigestion: Some of the over-the-counter and prescription medications most widely used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are linked to the development of dementia. The research suggesting a possible association is the latest in a string of implicated drugs over the past few years, including medications taken to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and allergies. What is going on? Before emptying out the medicine cabinet, take a moment to consider the role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Scientific research can be difficulty to contextualize, especially when i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental health: Saving Matthew’s smile
Looking at Matthew’s full set of teeth, it would be difficult to guess that two years ago, he was in danger of losing them all. Matthew, now 15, has a complicated medical history. It runs the gamut, including pervasive developmental disorder (part of autism spectrum disorder), acid reflux and intermittent vomiting. Additionally, Matthew has sensory issues that make him averse to the feeling of a toothbrush. All of this combined to make brushing Matthew’s teeth a daily battle for his parents Janet and Michael Carco, and sometimes the battle was impossible to win. Because of Matthew’s intermittent...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 26, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Taryn Ottaunick Tags: Health & Wellness Our Patients’ Stories Source Type: news

New App Helps Shoppers Dealing With Food Allergies
BOSTON (CBS) – Reading the ingredient panels on food can be consuming at the grocery store. It can also be life saving for families with an allergy sufferer. Food is always on Kim Wilson’s mind. Her old son Ethan is allergic to dairy, eggs, and peanuts. “It’s terrifying to be riding in the back of an ambulance with your child, hooked up to machines, making sure they are breathing.” The average grocery story has about 42,000 items on the shelves so it is no wonder finding allergy safe foods can be so time consuming. Wilson estimates it takes her 2-3 times as long as the average shopper who can ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Allergies Dr. Mallika Marshall IPIIT Source Type: news

Two perfect reasons to pay it forward
In 2008, Katie and Paul Litterer were living in New York City and expecting identical twins. When Katie was 26 weeks pregnant, they bought a house near Boston to be closer to family. The following week, Katie went into early labor, resulting in an emergency C-section and the premature birth of their daughters. Their new house would remain empty for months. Sophie arrived first at a tiny 1 pound, 15 ounces and let out a cry. Maddie followed her sister at an even tinier 1 pound, 10 ounces. “I didn’t hear anything,” Katie remembers. “They just ran out of the room with her.” Slowly ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 23, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Family Advisory Council NICU Source Type: news

Reflux Symptoms Mistaken for Asthma in Obese KidsReflux Symptoms Mistaken for Asthma in Obese Kids
Obese youngsters and their doctors may be incorrectly attributing gastroesophageal reflux symptoms to asthma, researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 18, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Can You Really Bottle Energy?
You see it almost everywhere these days — energy drinks that advertise the wonder of B vitamins. And they all claim to give you the energy boost to get you through your day. Sadly, it’s a big marketing ploy. The quick energy in these drinks usually comes from their high sugar and synthetic caffeine content. It’s true that B vitamins are essential to your body’s energy metabolism. And B12 in particular is crucial for energy. When you take in high-quality B12, you unlock the energy contained in the foods you eat and turn it into glucose you can burn. But fortified junk food is no way to get your vita...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition b12 energy telomeres Source Type: news

Gastric Reflux Drugs May Be Tied To Dementia Risk
Reuters Health - Repeated use of a certain class of drugs for gastric reflux or peptic ulcers was linked with a higher risk for dementia among patients in Germany, researchers say. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), include lansoprazole (Prevacid), esomeprazole (Nexium), and omeprazole (Prilosec), all manufactured by AstraZeneca. The current study can only provide a statistical association between PPI prescriptions and occurrence of dementia in the elderly. It can’t prove that PPIs actually cause dementia, said senior author Britta Haenisch of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Link between indigestion drugs and dementia 'inconclusive'
Conclusion This study found people taking PPIs had a 44% higher risk of developing dementia in a seven-year period compared with those not taking the drugs. However, it's not accurate to say this was down to the PPIs – the study couldn't prove this, and there are many possible explanations. For a start, the groups weren't very similar. Those taking PPIs had poorer health, and were more likely to be taking a number of medicines and have conditions linked to a higher risk of dementia, such as diabetes and heart disease. After taking these factors into account in the analysis, the link between...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Neurology Older people Source Type: news

Indigestion drugs taken by millions linked to dementia
A common group of drugs taken for heartburn, acid reflux or peptic ulcers, could increase risk of dementia by 44 per cent, study finds (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ulcer pills indigestion study PPI research drugs dementia heartburn Source Type: news

Popular heartburn drugs linked to risk of dementia
Study raises a new concern about some widely used prescription and over-the-counter acid reflux treatments (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fonar taps MR scan inventor and founder’s son as CEO | Personnel Moves
Fonar Corp (NSDQ:FONR) said yesterday it named Timothy Damadian, son of magnetic resonance scanning inventor and company founder Dr. Raymond Damadian, as its new president and CEO. The younger Damadian worked with Fonar for 16 years, eventually becoming veep of operations. He formed Fonar subsidiary Health Management Corporation of America, which manages medial and diagnostic imaging offices. HMCA generated approximately $40 million in revenue, Fonar said. “As far as I’m concerned, making Tim the president and CEO of Fonar will be a seamless transition. For all practical purposes he and his management team...
Source: Mass Device - February 10, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Abiomed Inc. Admedus Ltd. ALR Technologies Inc. Baxter International C.R. Bard Cordis Corp. Dune Medical Devices Inc. Fonar Corp. Getinge Insulet Corp. Keystone Technologies Maquet Cardiovascular LLC Medtr Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: The burning issue of my acid reflux
The Mail on Sunday's GP answers readers' questions on acid reflux and the effects of alcohol, and says boosting birth control would help slow the spread of the Zika virus around the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Favorite Natural Heartburn Remedies
Every time I come back to Africa, I’m reminded just how natural the health care is here. I recently watched one local herbalist cure a patient of chronic heartburn with a tea made from a popular root (more about that soon). Heartburn is a common disorder of the stomach caused by the overproduction of stomach acid. In America, mainstream medicine is likely throwing Big Pharma’s “treatments” at you — like proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), which block the production of stomach acid. You might know these better as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. But these PPIs have some pretty BIG downsides you&rsquo...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 4, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures heartburn Remedies stomach acid Source Type: news

11 Easy And Effective Heartburn Remedies
Qhile everyone enjoys eating a delicious meal, no one enjoys the heartburn or acid reflux that can sometimes accompany it.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Takeda's Dexilant SoluTab to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Takeda Pharmaceuticals' Dexilant SoluTab delayed-release orally disintegrating tablets to treat adults with heartburn associated with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - January 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news