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Is Your Heartburn Medication Putting You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Do you frequently experience heartburn?  If so, you’re not alone.  Approximately half of U.S. adults have heartburn at least once a month according The American College of Gastroenterology.[1]  In fact, more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms every single day!  To extinguish the flame of heartburn symptoms, most people … Read More

Are You at Risk for Osteopenia? Symptoms May Not Tell the Story

Osteopenia isn’t as serious as osteoporosis—see our posts defining bone loss test scores of osteoporosis -2.5 or osteoporosis -3.0. But it’s also not easy to detect; there aren’t any obvious osteopenia symptoms. Certain factors, however, can make you vulnerable to osteopenia, meaning that it's important to preserve your bone density. … Read More

GERD Symptoms: Your Diet and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is commonly known as heartburn. GERD symptoms include a sharp, burning feeling in your chest that occurs when acidic contents of the stomach reflux (flow backward) into the esophagus. This happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (the valve separating the lower end of the esophagus … Read More

What Is GERD? Dealing with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Your digestive system can experience a myriad of ill effects: stomachache, ulcer, bloated stomach, constipation. But what is GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease? If you have regular bouts of GERD symptoms, also known as "heartburn"—that sharp, burning sensation in the chest—do not necessarily dismiss them as something you ate. You … Read More

Pneumonia Vaccine: It Could Be a Lifesaver

Pneumonia is often relatively mild in healthy people, but it can be life-threatening for older adults, young children, and people whose immune systems are compromised by disease or medications. The good news is that there is an effective pneumonia vaccine available to fight it. In fact, according to the Centers … Read More

How to Make Bones Strong: What You Can Do

About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people who have low bone density are at risk for the condition, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis can have serious ramifications, since it results in poor bone quality that increases the risk for fractures. Therefore, it's important to know … Read More

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