This weeks news about 'Acid reflux' 20 July

This weeks news about 'Acid reflux' 20 July

Harvard Health Better treatments for reflux than long-term antacid use

Q:I''ve taken antacids almost daily for 20 years for my acid reflux. Are there going to be

long-term effects for me?

Denver Post:


New Treatment Option for People Living with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

(ARA) - Nearly 19 million Americans currently live with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

(GERD), commonly known as acid reflux disease, and suffer from painful and uncomfortable

symptoms such as frequent and persistent heartburn.

Lexington Clipper-Herald:


Survey reveals high awareness of acid reflux, but shows patients aren''t doing enough to manage their (ARA) - At some point in their lives, almost everyone has heartburn -- that burning,

uncomfortable feeling in the chest that often follows a big meal. For many people, heartburn

only happens once in a while.

Carteret County News-Times:


Caregivers too often fail to care for themselves

Cheryl Gansner of Knoxville, Tenn., had stomach problems last year but put off seeking

treatment. Her priority was her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Gansner, who suffered

debilitating leg wounds when his Humvee ran over an improvised explosive device on July 28,

2006, in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


Reaching out to city''s uninsured

HealthCare teams go to people on stoops, at markets Baltimore City health officials say full

health coverage is just an application away for nearly half of the city''s 100,000 uninsured

residents. But a surprising number of them are not applying.

Baltimore Sun:,0,3404543.story?track=rss