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Does Acid Reflux or Barrett’s Up Cancer Risk?

A 2018 study is a reminder that reflux patients must remain vigilant in taking care of their health.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

The Links Between Sleep and GI Health

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

By Martin Reed

Reflux Disease May Be Linked to Several Cancers

Can GERD increase your risk of esophageal or head and neck cancer?

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By Tim Gower

PPI Medication and Childhood Fractures

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

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By HealthAfter50