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Healthy digestion is so important, yet often taken for granted—until something goes wrong. Whether it's killer heartburn, stomachaches, diarrhea, gas, bloating, constipation, nausea or vomiting, gastrointestinal woes can wreak havoc on your life. Find out how certain ailments—including heartburn, GERD, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis—can affect digestion, what to do about them, and the best ways to keep your gastrointestinal system in tip-top shape.

Digestive Health News

  • More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds. When [...]

  • Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve head and neck cancer patients’ chances of survival, a new study suggests. The researchers examined the effects that two types of antacids — proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 blockers — had on head and neck cancer patients. More than two-thirds [...]

  • Don’t Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast

    THURSDAY, Nov. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Planning on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this year? If you suffer from chronic heartburn — clinically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — a few steps may help minimize the aftereffects. Dr. Jordan Josephson, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York [...]

  • Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your ‘Good’ Gut Bugs?

    Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests.

  • You’re Taking Heartburn Meds at the Wrong Time

    Many people with heartburn aren’t taking their acid-reducing medicine at the right time, which makes the drugs less effective and wastes money, according to new research.

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