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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).
Investigational drug reduces heartburn severity in patients with refractory GERD

Investigational drug reduces heartburn severity in patients with refractory GERD

Viagra may cause long lasting visual disturbances finds study

Viagra may cause long lasting visual disturbances finds study

E-cigarette users have reported adverse health effects online for at least seven years

E-cigarette users have reported adverse health effects online for at least seven years

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Popular heartburn drug voluntarily recalled for carcinogen levels above FDA standards

Popular heartburn drug voluntarily recalled for carcinogen levels above FDA standards

Tips for staying healthy during the holiday season

Tips for staying healthy during the holiday season

Sugar-sweetened acidic drinks linked to obesity and tooth wear among adults

Sugar-sweetened acidic drinks linked to obesity and tooth wear among adults

Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study

Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study

Study could change clinical treatment for patients with unmanaged heartburn

Study could change clinical treatment for patients with unmanaged heartburn

Survey: Very few Americans are concerned about the health effects of bad posture

Survey: Very few Americans are concerned about the health effects of bad posture

FDA warns about Ranitidine containing known carcinogen NDMA

FDA warns about Ranitidine containing known carcinogen NDMA

Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance

Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance

Women experience the same key heart attack symptoms as men

Women experience the same key heart attack symptoms as men

Women and older adults at increased risk of dangerous drug interactions

Women and older adults at increased risk of dangerous drug interactions

Study explores long-term impact of food restrictions on normal eating patterns in patients

Study explores long-term impact of food restrictions on normal eating patterns in patients

Study links heartburn drugs to fatal cases of heart, kidney disease and gastrointestinal cancer

Study links heartburn drugs to fatal cases of heart, kidney disease and gastrointestinal cancer

LINX Reflux Management System reduces medical costs for GERD and other health problems

LINX Reflux Management System reduces medical costs for GERD and other health problems

Educating doctors alone may not have a noticeable effect on prescribing rates, study shows

Educating doctors alone may not have a noticeable effect on prescribing rates, study shows

Common medications to treat heartburn linked to increased risks for kidney failure

Common medications to treat heartburn linked to increased risks for kidney failure

Common acid reflux drugs tied to elevated risk for kidney disease

Common acid reflux drugs tied to elevated risk for kidney disease