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Can an Engineered Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Can a Specially Designed Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Tags: acid reflux, antacids, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), GERD, innovations, sleep, sleep hygeine

Lying on your left side at night has been shown to reduce acid reflux. Researchers are studying a new body pillow that keeps patients on their left sides at night as a help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


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Why Donate Organs? (Infographic)

Tags: face transplant, infographic, organ donation, organ transplant, transplantation

Every 10 minutes, a new person adds his or her name to the national waiting list for an organ transplant. Some people die waiting, while many of us don’t even realize we can help.


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Can Drinking Too Much Milk Make Your Bones More Brittle?

Tags: bone health, calcium, dairy, milk, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamin deficiency

Milk and dairy products are concentrated calcium sources, and we know calcium fortifies bones and prevents osteoporosis. However, a recent study suggests that while some milk may be good, more is not better.


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Why Women Who Don’t Drink Can Still Get Cirrhosis

Tags: addiction, alcohol, autoimmune disorders, autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, drinking, drugs, fatigue, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, liver disease, non-alcohol fatty liver disease, pregnancy

Women who don’t drink may still be at risk for cirrhosis, even in their late teens and early 20s. Learn what you can do to protect yourself.


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10 Ways to Build a Better Bowl of Oatmeal (Slideshow)

Tags: breakfast, fiber, morning, oatmeal

Plain oats (though packed with cholesterol-lowering and blood-sugar steadying soluble fiber) can get a little dull. With these 10 tips from Cleveland Clinic dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, you can mix and match enough healthful flavor combinations to power through your day.


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Are You Planning a Cleanse or Detox? Read This First

Tags: celiac, celiac disease, crohn's, Crohn's disease, detox, exercise, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, probiotics, weight loss

You hear a lot about the supposed health benefits of a cleanse or detox, designed to eliminate toxins from your body. If you are considering such a regimen, here's what you need to know.


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Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Give Your Immune System a Boost

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, immune system

A new study shows how you can benefit from increased exercise and a nutritious, high-protein diet to improve the quality of your gut microbiota.


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Can Brown Fat Fuel Your Fat-Fighting Furnace?

Tags: diet, fat, healthy diet, metabolism, obesity

For body fat, color matters. Find out why researchers are studying brown fat — and why it might help fight obesity in the future.


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Should You Take Low-Dose Aspirin to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk?

Tags: acute pancreatitis, aspirin, pancreas, pancreas transplant, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic disease, pancreatic transplant

A recent study links low-dose aspirin use to a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer, but overall study results are mixed. Find out why daily aspirin could be appropriate for some patients.


Cornbread Casserole

Recipe: Easy Cornmeal Casserole (Gluten-free)

Tags: gluten-free, Recipes

Looking for a gluten-free side dish? Made from cornmeal, this cornbread casserole makes a delicious addition to a dinner meal – in place of potatoes, rice or pasta.