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  • The Truth On Taking An Aspirin A Day To Prevent Heart Attacks

    We've all heard the theory about taking an aspirin a day to keep heart attacks away. Can a little pill that you find on the shelf of every pharmacy or grocery store, taken once a day, really protect you from heart attacks or stroke?

    One particular


  • What is Acid Reflux Disease

    Acid reflux disease, also known as Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a common ailment, affecting between 5%-7% of the population. In order to understand what GERD is it is important to be familiar with how the esophagus works. A long muscular


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Related Definitions, Terms and Acronyms:
  • Dyspepsia - constant pain in the stomach, which can include indigestion, heartburn, and nausea.
  • Antacid - any substance, generally basic (non-acidic), that counteracts stomach acidity and is taken by mouth to relieve heartburn, sour stomach, or acid indigestion.
  • GI - acronym for gastrointestinal.
  • Duodenum - a hollow jointed tube connecting the stomach to the jejunum and is the first part of the small intestine
  • Peristalsis - the rhythmic wave of muscular contraction in the esophagus which normally moves food down and past the lower esophageal sphincter and is responsible for ultimately clearing refluxed stomach contents.

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