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Heartburn May Signal Reflux Disease

Up to 15 million Americans are thought to suffer from heartburn (a form of indigestion that is felt as a burning sensation in the chest) each day—but it isn’t normal to have heartburn after every meal, according to Mount Sinai gastroenterologist Brijen Shah, MD. “If you do, it’s possible that

Minerals Linked to Fewer Strokes

Are you getting the minerals in your diet that you need to help reduce stroke risk? In a new look at data on more than 180,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, combined intake of magnesium, potassium and calcium was associated with lower stroke risk. Separately, participants with the highest

What’s Behind Your Stomach Ulcer Symptoms?

What’s Behind Your Stomach Ulcer Symptoms?

If you’re experiencing a stomachache or what could be stomach ulcer symptoms, you should know that there are many types of ulcers and many places within the digestive system in which they can occur.

For instance, peptic ulcer symptoms start with a sore that forms in the lining of the stomach

Newsbriefs: Depression; Supplements; Dietary Guidelines

Obese Women Have a Greater Risk for Depression
Previous research has shown an association between depression, obesity, and low education, but a recent study (Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, March 2016) found that even with higher education, women with a body mass index of 30-34.9 have double the risk for depression

Editor’s Note: Handling A New Medication

By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief

What should you do when your doctor prescribes a new medication? First, be sure you understand what the medication is designed to do, how long you will take it, and the correct way to take it. Remind your doctor of any allergies you have and

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