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Volume 23   •   Number 6  •  June 2017

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Increasingly Linked with Stroke, Serious Conditions

Fifteen million Americans regularly use prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to reduce stomach acid and treat heartburn. Millions more use over-the-counter PPIs. But people who take PPIs should be aware of new evidence that shows an association between long-term, high-dose PPI use and ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke is the most common …


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Editor-in-Chief
Dan G. Blazer, MD, PhD
J.P. Gibbons Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine,
Duke University Medical Center
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Thomas M. Bashore, MD, Professor, Medicine-Cardiology,
Duke University Medical Center
Editor
Diane Muhlfeld
Creative Director
Judi Crouse
Publisher
Timothy H. Cole
Editorial Advisory Board
Connie Bales, PhD
Professor,
Medicine-Geriatrics

Diana B. McNeill, MD, FACP
Professor,
Medicine-Endocrinology

Jeffrey Crawford, MD
Professor,
Medicine-Oncology

William E. Garrett, Jr., MD
Professor,
Orthopedic Surgery

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