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POSTED ON 06/16/2016
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. To...
POSTED ON 05/02/2016
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 do...
POSTED ON 04/04/2016
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 in...
POSTED ON 03/01/2016
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 w...
POSTED ON 02/08/2016
The rates of colon, breast and cervical cancer diagnosis and deaths in the United States are steadily declining due to screening and early detection. Thanks to screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies, patients are being diagnosed earlier when the cancer is more easily treated whether by...
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