February 07, 2014: 'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis
Doctors realized patient's mysterious symptoms resembled those of a character on the medical drama

February 05, 2014: New Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Ease Chronic Heartburn
Study finds sleeve gastrectomy often doesn't relieve acid reflux, and sometimes makes it worse

November 08, 2013: Generic Aciphex Approved to Treat Chronic Heartburn
Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), common condition involves backflow of stomach acid

May 23, 2013: Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer: Study
But simple antacids appear to lower the risk, researchers report

May 20, 2013: Losing Weight May Ease Chronic Heartburn
Study found shedding pounds reduced GERD symptoms among overweight, obese patients

April 05, 2013: Health Tip: Before You Take This Heartburn Medication...
Factors to consider when using a proton pump inhibitor

March 06, 2013: Health Tip: Don't Let GERD Interrupt Your Sleep
Follow these suggestions to minimize symptoms

February 22, 2013: Heartburn Meds May Often Be Taken for Too Long, at Too-High Doses
Study of U.S. veterans found many stay on drugs such as Prilosec for months, years without reevaluation

February 20, 2013: Magnetic Implant May Ease Chronic Acid Reflux
Study found device allowed some heartburn patients to stop taking medication

January 25, 2013: Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients
Study reinforces the link, and a new test might be better at spotting the problem, experts say

December 04, 2012: New Guidelines Urge Limiting Endoscopy for GERD
Women should not undergo routine screening, and many men don't need it either, according to American College of Physicians

November 22, 2012: Tips for Holiday Heartburn Relief
Some advice if you tend to overindulge

October 23, 2012: Stimulation Device for Esophagus Might Ease GERD Symptoms
Three small, early studies found the device helped for at least a year

August 16, 2012: Health Tip: Manage Heartburn During Pregnancy
Watch what and when you eat

July 25, 2012: Untreated Heartburn May Raise Risk for Esophageal Cancer, Study Says
Obesity, poor diet contribute to acid reflux, which is sometimes linked to the deadly disease

May 18, 2012: Chronic Heartburn May Boost Risk for Esophageal Cancer
Inflammation of tissue lining the esophagus could be the cause, study says

March 23, 2012: New Device Approved for Lingering GERD
After lifestyle changes, medication fail to relieve symptoms

March 22, 2012: Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of GERD
Heartburn is a common sign

March 08, 2012: Acid Reflux From Chronic Heartburn May Damage Teeth
Study reveals extent of harm that GERD can cause in the mouth, but some preventive measures exist

February 01, 2012: Health Tip: Keep Heartburn Under Control
Suggestions to help put out the fire

January 24, 2012: Heartburn Meds Won't Help, May Harm Kids With Asthma
Acid-reducing drugs might boost respiratory infections in children without reflux, study finds

January 05, 2012: Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.
Excess weight gets biggest share of blame for increase

January 05, 2012: Have Heartburn? Get Help
Wisconsin woman urges other sufferers to not wait as long as she did

November 20, 2011: Holiday Foods May Trigger GERD Symptoms
Diet modification, meds can help relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease, experts say

September 29, 2011: No One Treatment for Acid Reflux Clearly Better Than Another: Study
Both medications and surgical treatments can work, but none of the options was clear winner

September 07, 2011: Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders
Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

September 06, 2011: 9/11 Tied to Increase in Acid Reflux Disease
NYC health registry shows those in vicinity of Twin Towers more likely to develop GERD

July 06, 2011: Health Tip: Does Your Baby Have GERD?
Here are common symptoms

May 17, 2011: Pills, Surgery Both Effective for Chronic Reflux: Study
Each approach seems to ease condition, each has pluses and minuses, experts say

May 09, 2011: Popular Heartburn Meds May Boost Fracture Risk
Study sees possible link to proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium

January 31, 2011: Health Tip: Watch For Barrett's Esophagus
If you have chronic bouts of indigestion

December 20, 2010: Heartburn Drugs May Raise Pneumonia Risk
One of every 200 hospital patients taking acid-suppressing meds will develop pneumonia, study finds

December 19, 2010: For Most, Chronic Heartburn Not a Big Risk for Esophageal Cancer
Except for white men over 60, routine screening may be unnecessary, researchers say

November 24, 2010: No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study
But experts still urge women to forgo non-essential medications during pregnancy

September 21, 2010: Plavix, Heartburn Drug Safe to Take Together: Study
No interaction seen between blood thinner, proton-pump inhibitors, researchers say

July 09, 2010: Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD
Extremely obese older children have a 40 percent higher risk of the painful digestive disease, researchers say

June 21, 2010: Health Tip: Help Manage GERD
Consider these lifestyle changes

June 07, 2010: Muscle Tone May Play a Role in GERD
If proven true, theory may someday lead to new treatments, researcher says

May 26, 2010: FDA Warns of Fracture Risk With Popular Heartburn Drugs
Label change to Nexium, Prilosec,other medications should spur patient-doctor discussions, agency says

May 10, 2010: Stomach Acid Drugs Come With Dangers, Studies Show
Potential side effects of popular proton pump inhibitors should not be ignored

April 25, 2010: Noncardiac Chest Pain May Warrant More Management: Study
Patients should be screened and monitored for heart-related conditions, researchers say

April 06, 2010: Health Tip: When Antacids May Not Be Enough
Signs you should see the doctor

March 04, 2010: Heartburn Drug Kapidex Renamed to Dexilant
FDA approves name change to avoid confusion with other drugs

March 04, 2010: Health Tip: Help Prevent Indigestion
Suggestions to ward off a sour stomach

February 03, 2010: Health Tip: Things that May Cause or Worsen GERD
Factors that could contribute to its primary symptom -- heartburn

January 12, 2010: Alzheimer's Drug Might Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer
Experimental med looks promising, researchers say

December 02, 2009: Zegerid OTC Approved for Frequent Heartburn
In original prescription formula

November 16, 2009: Certain Reflux Drugs Tied to Higher Post-Angioplasty Death Rate
Study suggests interaction between Prilosec, Protonix and blood-thinners such as Plavix

November 04, 2009: How Safe Are Popular Reflux Drugs?
Experts debate evidence linking acid-blockers to possible bone, heart problems

October 26, 2009: World Trade Center Workers Have More Cases of Acid Reflux
Study shows they have doubled risk of GERD, may be linked to mental fallout