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Heartburn, also know as acid reflux, is a painful and burning sensation in the esophagus, just behind the breastbone usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid (gastric reflux).
Weight gain over course of life can increase risk of developing oesophageal and stomach cancers

Weight gain over course of life can increase risk of developing oesophageal and stomach cancers

Study compares postoperative outcomes, costs of laparoscopic and open antireflux surgery for GERD

Study compares postoperative outcomes, costs of laparoscopic and open antireflux surgery for GERD

New research finds link between heartburn drugs and increase in risk of infectious gastroenteritis

New research finds link between heartburn drugs and increase in risk of infectious gastroenteritis

Mothers' use of acid-suppressing medication during pregnancy may be linked to asthma in children

Mothers' use of acid-suppressing medication during pregnancy may be linked to asthma in children

Common heartburn medications could decrease effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients

Common heartburn medications could decrease effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

'Sponge on a string' test could spare people with Barrett's oesophagus from endoscopies

'Sponge on a string' test could spare people with Barrett's oesophagus from endoscopies

Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

CPAP therapy may help improve nighttime acid reflux symptoms in patients with OSA

CPAP therapy may help improve nighttime acid reflux symptoms in patients with OSA

Chronic cough different than cough from cold, says allergist

Chronic cough different than cough from cold, says allergist

New study uses evolutionary theory to predict cancer risk in patients with Barrett's esophagus

New study uses evolutionary theory to predict cancer risk in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Testing lesions in food pipe could provide early and accurate diagnosis of oesophageal cancer

Testing lesions in food pipe could provide early and accurate diagnosis of oesophageal cancer

New research explores women’s perspective about medication use during pregnancy

New research explores women’s perspective about medication use during pregnancy

Combination of COX-2-selective NSAID with PPI can reduce risk of stomach, intestinal ulcers

Combination of COX-2-selective NSAID with PPI can reduce risk of stomach, intestinal ulcers

Chronic use of antacid drugs may speed up aging of blood vessels

Chronic use of antacid drugs may speed up aging of blood vessels

Genetic modification in esophagus can lead to esophageal cancer

Genetic modification in esophagus can lead to esophageal cancer

Drugs approved for various conditions also have antibiotic properties

Drugs approved for various conditions also have antibiotic properties

New guidelines may help reduce medication use among seniors

New guidelines may help reduce medication use among seniors

People who experience persistent heartburn despite over-the-counter treatments need to check with their doctors

People who experience persistent heartburn despite over-the-counter treatments need to check with their doctors

Stony Brook Medicine expert shares tips to minimize heartburn during holiday season

Stony Brook Medicine expert shares tips to minimize heartburn during holiday season