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Esophageal Cancer: What It Is, How to Treat It

This cancer is relatively rare in the U.S., but four times more common in men than in women. Learn the risk factors.

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Does Acid Reflux or Barrett’s Up Cancer Risk?

A 2018 study into the connections between acid reflux and cancer offers a reminder that reflux patients should stay vigilant about their health.

The Links Between Sleep and GI Health

A look at the reasons why sleep disturbances are common in those with gastrointestinal disease.

Doctor taking notes as young woman describes acid reflux symptoms.

Reflux Disease Linked to Several Cancers

Can GERD increase your risk of esophageal or head and neck cancer? Here's what the latest research says.

Woman experiencing pain while swallowing.

Reflux: How You Know It's More Serious

Reflux that can sneak up on you or stays persistent means something about your medication or diagnosis needs to change.

Sugar free candy.

Food Additives That May Trigger Your Reflux

Ingredients in many of our common processed foods and sugar candies can be hard to find and harmful if eaten in excess.

Atypical Acid Reflux Signs

Most people are aware of the common heartburn acid reflux symptoms, but there are a host of symptoms that many people may not recognize and shouldn’t ignore.

Purple acid-reducing pill in blister pack.

The Risks of Acid-Reducing Drugs

Proton pump inhibitors are the most effective medicines for reducing stomach acid. But studies suggest those drugs have several serious downsides.

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PPI Medication and Childhood Fractures

Did you know that children prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have a 22 percent increased risk of fractures?

6 Ways to Stop Holiday Indigestion

Bountiful meals are an important part of holiday celebrations, but many people overindulge, leading to indigestion. Here’s how you can avoid that in the first place.