Acid Reflux (GERD) News
What to know about SCAD, a leading cause of heart attacks for young women
Two women who suffered from sudden heart attacks triggered by a little-known medical condition are sharing their terrifying stories to raise awareness for one of the major causes of heart attacks in women under 50. "They say life can change in a minute it did," Trisha Sullivan, a schoolteacher
Mediterranean diet and alkaline water linked to reduced reflux symptoms, study finds
Consuming a plant-based Mediterranean-style diet and drinking alkaline water may be just as effective at controlling reflux symptoms as conventional medication, according to a new study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery.
Does apple cider vinegar promote good health? Expert: 'it’s not a magical elixir'
Despite the hype in the health and wellness community surrounding apple cider vinegar, a nutrition expert says most of its alleged medical benefits have not been proven. Cindy Lai, a surf instructor and apple cider vinegar enthusiast, told ABC News that she drinks one tablespoon of apple cider
Asthma Diagnosis Later Reversed in About 1 in 3 Adults, Study Finds
Although asthma is considered a chronic disease, doctors have been puzzled by its often changing nature that can makes prescribing medicine, or stopping them, tricky. A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that about one-third of adults tested for
7 Subtle Signs You're Burned-Out
When Tess Kearns and her husband started an all-natural catering company in Chicago last year, the responsibilities of running a new business and raising two kids were super-consuming. "I found myself with a late mortgage and not enough business and racing to learn new skills to keep it all going,"
Massachusetts Man Credits 'Save My Life' TV Show for Doing Just That After Heart Attack
Dana Mower considers himself lucky to be alive, saying it’s all because of the medical documentary TV show “Save My Life: Boston Trauma.” Mower, 71, was watching an episode of the ABC show Sunday. “Save My Life” showcases real-life medical cases, and the episode Mower watched dealt with a man who
4 Things That Make You Lose Your Voice
I haven’t had a cold in months, but I keep losing my voice. What’s going on? Laryngitis (the most common cause of hoarseness or voice loss) happens when your voice box becomes irritated or inflamed, leading to swelling that keeps your vocal cords from being able to open and close smoothly. (This
Robinson Cano says he's battling stomach ailment
Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano , who has been mired in a slump for most of the season, said he's been battling a stomach ailment since last August. Cano, in an interview with USA Today Sports , said he was diagnosed with a parasite and treated it with antibiotics, but he is still
First All-Girl Quintuplets Ever Born in US Start to Head Home
The Busby household in Texas is about to get a lot busier. The first two of the family's all-girl quintuplets have been released from the hospital and the remaining three are expected to be home by the end of next week. "Two down, three more Princesses to go! Our hearts are full and so is our car,”
Kinds of Coughs and What They Might Mean
Allergies? A cold? Acid reflux? No matter what the cause, there’s a simple reason behind all your hacking: “A cough is a protective mechanism to clear your airway,” explains Jonathan Parsons, MD, Director of the Cough Clinic at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. While it’s impossible