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Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

MUSE System Shows Promise in GERD Surgery

Recent research conducted using the MUSE system by Medigus has shown promise for long-term reduction or elimination of GERD symptoms in patients with moderate to severe GERD.  The MUSE system is a combination of incisionless procedures that uses visualization, ultrasound and surgical stapling within the traditional endoscopic procedure... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

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Author and parent and expert on the impact of disease on families

Reflux Friendly Cooking: Blueberry-Banana Yogurt Bars.

Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|
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Erica is passionate about healthy living, traveling, and journalism.

Understanding Acid Reflux: Doctor Q&A

Acid reflux is a common, yet complicated condition of the upper digestive tract. It can be managed through medication and lifestyle changes. But if left untreated, acid reflux can become very serious and even life-threatening. Dr. Constance A. Pietrzak, a gastroenterologist for a Chicago private practice, discusses the challenges of acid reflux... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

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Author and parent and expert on the impact of disease on families

Are Acid Reflux Disease and Obesity Linked?

GERD and Obesity in the U.S. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a major concern in the U.S. The prevalence of GERD in Western countries is approaching 20 percent and is increasing about 5 percent a year (Ayazi, 2009). The rate of obesity has also risen dramatically. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S.... Read moreChevron
posted 07/20/2014, comments (0)|
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

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Author and parent and expert on the impact of disease on families

Chronic Cough and Acid Reflux Disease

Chronic cough, defined as a cough that lasts for more than eight weeks, affects about one in five people. Some studies that suggest there is a relationship between acid reflux and chronic cough. When patients who had a chronic cough were studied, it was clear that sometimes, acid reflux episodes increased their coughing (Kahrilas et al., 2013).... Read moreChevron

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