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When Is Heartburn More Serious?

Heartburn is one of those things we seem to just deal with. A quick trip to the pharmacy will yield an abundance of over the counter fixes to that problem. But when are quick fixes not really fixes at all?

 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, is the medical term for heartburn which is

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Are You Gluten Sensitive?

When did gluten become such a hot topic? Gluten free options are flooding restaurants and grocery store shelves. There are debates about who should or shouldn't have gluten, whether or not you can be sensitive to gluten or if gluten intolerance is the only legitimate concern. The bottom line is

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What Does Your Weight Have To Do With Cancer Risk?

Obesity is commonly linked with a higher risk for several different cancers including colon, breast and endometrial. Generally obesity isn't alone and people will have multiple weight related risk factors such as diabetes, sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition. Multiple risk factors increase your

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Is It Crohn's Disease?

No one knows the cause of Crohn’s Disease, but it is classified as an autoimmune disease that affects the digestive tract. With Crohn’s your immune system confuses the lining of your digestive tract with a foreign body and attacks it, causing inflammation which, in turn, causes ulcers and

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How Can I Relieve My Reflux Symptoms?

If you’ve experienced it, you know. The burning sensation in your stomach, chest or throat is acid reflux. Acid reflux is caused by acid rising from the stomach into the esophagus. Uncontrolled acid reflux is reflux two or more days a week or reflux that does not improve with over the counter

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