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Get Your Hiatal Hernia Fixed Right the First Time

Tags: acid reflux, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hernia, hernia surgery, hiatal hernias

Hiatal hernias are much more common among patients in their 70s and 80s. If you need surgery, it's best to get treated at a comprehensive hernia center.


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Heartburn? Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Acid Reflux Symptoms

Tags: acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn

What we know as heartburn, or more formally as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), affects as much as 20 percent of the U.S. population. It can usually be controlled with modest lifestyle changes, doctor says.


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GERD: Help for Heartburn and Other Woes

Tags: acid reflux, Be Well e-News, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), GERD, heartburn, hernia, hernia surgery, vitamin B12, vitamin deficiency

If heartburn persists after meals or as you fall asleep, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Find out how lifestyle, medical and surgical solutions can prevent heartburn and other symptoms.