The incidence of cancer of the esophagus, or esophageal cancer, is on the upswing in the United States. Some experts theorize that this may be due to the increase in acid reflux (also known as “heartburn”). Acid reflux is a known risk factor for esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) … Read More
Nothing says nutrition better than freshly picked apples. Many farmers markets and orchards now are bursting with these beauties in their naturally gorgeous shades of green, golden yellow, red-orange and deep crimson.
Food sustains us, so a diagnosis of achalasia — a rare condition in which the esophagus cannot move food into the stomach — can be overwhelming. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects our throat and stomach. When someone has achalasia, the valve at the lower end of the esophagus – the lower esophageal … Read More
The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat to your stomach. Achalasia is an uncommon condition in which the esophagus is unable to move food and sometimes liquids into the stomach. When people have this condition, a valve located at the end of the stomach — the lower esophageal sphincter — stays closed … Read More
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No one wants to hear that they’ve been diagnosed with cancer, but advances in treating cancer with multiple therapies including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation continue to save lives. According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2002 and 2008 is 68 percent, and that’s a marked increase … Read More
The high-dose flu vaccine provides more protection for people 65 and older than a standard flu shot. “A large study showed that there is about 25 percent additional protection for people who get the high-dose influenza vaccine,” says Susan Rehm, MD, an infectious diseases specialist at Cleveland Clinic. Research details In the study of 32,000 people, researchers at … Read More
We all need to protect our skin from the sun’s damaging rays, and if you have lupus, you know that being prepared for summer is especially important.
The American Heart Association recently introduced new guidelines on a condition called fibromuscular dysplasia. The multi-disciplinary statement will help to pave the way for new research. This will help doctors and researchers better understand the condition. Ultimately, such research will improve care and treatment of patients with FMD. What is FMD? FMD is a disease that causes … Read More