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Twenty-five million Americans suffer from ulcers. An ulcer is a sore or hole in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). People of any age can get an ulcer and women are affected just as often as men.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that lives on the lining of the stomach. Although we used to think that spicy food, acid, and stress were the major causes of ulcers, we now know that nine out of ten ulcers are caused by H. pylori. Medicines that reduce stomach acid may make you feel better, but your ulcer may come back. Here's the good news: Since most ulcers are caused by this bacterial infection, they can be cured with the right antibiotics.
Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care

Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care

FDA gives marketing approval for first shock wave device to treat diabetic foot ulcers

FDA gives marketing approval for first shock wave device to treat diabetic foot ulcers

Edixomed develops revolutionary technology for tackling antimicrobial resistance

Edixomed develops revolutionary technology for tackling antimicrobial resistance

When nursing homes push out poor and disabled patients

When nursing homes push out poor and disabled patients

Loyola Medicine study finds high success rate for diabetic Charcot foot surgery

Loyola Medicine study finds high success rate for diabetic Charcot foot surgery

NUS engineers develop new flexible, ultra-thin microfiber sensor for real-time monitoring of vital signs

NUS engineers develop new flexible, ultra-thin microfiber sensor for real-time monitoring of vital signs

Leg ulcers may heal faster with exercise, study suggests

Leg ulcers may heal faster with exercise, study suggests

Research: Prognosis for people with diabetic foot ulcers worse than previously thought

Research: Prognosis for people with diabetic foot ulcers worse than previously thought

Low-energy ESWT shows promise for managing digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis

Low-energy ESWT shows promise for managing digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis

Adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial focuses on non-healing leg wounds

Adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial focuses on non-healing leg wounds

Flat-fee primary care helps fill niche for Texas’ uninsured

Flat-fee primary care helps fill niche for Texas’ uninsured

Study shows link between prophylactic dressing use and reduction in pressure injury rates

Study shows link between prophylactic dressing use and reduction in pressure injury rates

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

When wounds won’t heal, therapies spread — to the tune of $5 billion

When wounds won’t heal, therapies spread — to the tune of $5 billion

GPs prescribing anticoagulants to AF patients against official safety advice, study shows

GPs prescribing anticoagulants to AF patients against official safety advice, study shows

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Reducing DVT and leg ulcers through personalized compression socks

Reducing DVT and leg ulcers through personalized compression socks

Ondek raises capital to develop new treatment for childhood allergy

Ondek raises capital to develop new treatment for childhood allergy

Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant shows promise for diabetic wound treatment

Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant shows promise for diabetic wound treatment

Researchers find low adherence of physicians to H. pylori guidelines

Researchers find low adherence of physicians to H. pylori guidelines