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Handling Your Heartburn

· · Digestive Health
It’s a safe bet that antacids have a permanent place in your medicine cabinet. That’s because more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, at least once a month, and some studies suggest that 15 million Americans experience symptoms daily. While antacids and other over-the-counter medications … Read More

Get Relief From Constipation

· · Digestive Health
Bowel movements may not be a common topic of polite conversation, but most people suffer from constipation from time to time. Constipation, which is usually defined as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week, is a problem that is often linked to diet and hydration issues, but sometimes, … Read More

A Simple Way to Reduce GERD

· · Digestive Health
In times of stress we are often told to take a big deep breath. Why? As it turns out, it has a lot to do with a nerve that quite literally connects your mind to your gut. It’s the vagus nerve, also called the 10th cranial nerve, and it’s the … Read More

Diverticulitis Is a Problem for Many Older Adults

· · Digestive Health
About half of all Americans age 60 to 80 have diverticulosis, a condition in which diverticula—pouches the size of large peas—bulge outward from the colon. Those numbers increase in the oldest old, with almost everybody age 80 and older affected. Most people are unaware of the problem because diverticulosis typically … Read More

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