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Sugar and Cancer - What Is The Link?

Another study linking sugar with cancer has been published. The study done in Sweden was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and linked sugary drinks with an increased risk of gallbladder and biliary tract cancers.

The truth is that the study cannot directly link sodas with

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Is It Safe to Treat Your Own Heartburn?

If you experience heartburn two or more times a week and need medication, your heartburn is considered chronic acid reflux. In the 1980s a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors were approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic reflux by reducing the acid production in the stomach.

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Could Your Symptoms Be Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Gastrointestinal discomfort often brings people to wander the pharmacy aisles searching for an over the counter medication that will help alleviate symptoms. Remedies for diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and pain can all be found, and you can effectively treat some issues without seeing a

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When Inflammation Becomes Chronic

You’ve undoubtedly heard of inflammation before, but you more than likely waved it off as a nuisance that comes around every once in awhile. Inflammation is a pain (literally), but it’s actually a good thing… most of the time. Inflammation is a process that comes to the body’s aid when injured.

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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. This year, approximately 50,000 people will die from the disease. The good news? Colon cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer, if found early. This is why, in 2000, March

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