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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).
Women receive fewer life-saving heart procedures than men

Women receive fewer life-saving heart procedures than men

Woman's race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of GI symptoms

Woman's race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of GI symptoms

Researchers identify new symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer

Researchers identify new symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer

Over-the-counter acid reflux drug appears to improve the odds of survival for COVID-19 patients

Over-the-counter acid reflux drug appears to improve the odds of survival for COVID-19 patients

Study highlights the significance of screening for pre-cancerous Barrett’s esophagus

Study highlights the significance of screening for pre-cancerous Barrett’s esophagus

Rumination syndrome often confused with other gastrointestinal conditions

Rumination syndrome often confused with other gastrointestinal conditions

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is linked with higher risks of larynx and esophageal cancers

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is linked with higher risks of larynx and esophageal cancers

People with problems in the upper GI tract may be vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

People with problems in the upper GI tract may be vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

Debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms could be controlled with diet and lifestyle modifications

Debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms could be controlled with diet and lifestyle modifications

Hydrogen therapy may help severely ill COVID-19 patients

Hydrogen therapy may help severely ill COVID-19 patients

PPI use linked to worse outcomes in urothelial cancer patients treated with atezolizumab

PPI use linked to worse outcomes in urothelial cancer patients treated with atezolizumab

With no legal guardrails for patients, ambulances drive surprise medical billing

With no legal guardrails for patients, ambulances drive surprise medical billing

Three commercially available drugs may cause unexpected effects in humans, shows study

Three commercially available drugs may cause unexpected effects in humans, shows study

Study shows global prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders

Study shows global prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders

Chasing the elusive dream of a COVID cure

Chasing the elusive dream of a COVID cure

Study shows how long-term use of acid suppressants could increase risk of dementia

Study shows how long-term use of acid suppressants could increase risk of dementia

Researchers highlight when antireflux surgery is needed to treat GERD after endoscopy

Researchers highlight when antireflux surgery is needed to treat GERD after endoscopy

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