Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The surprising origin of a deadly hospital infection

Hospital staff spend a significant amount of time working to protect patients from acquiring infections while they are being cared for in the hospital. They employ various methods from hand hygiene to isolation rooms to rigorous ...


Turmeric may be as good for treating indigestion as omeprazole

A natural compound found in the culinary spice turmeric may be as effective as omeprazole—a drug used to curb excess stomach acid—for treating indigestion symptoms, suggests the first study of its kind, published online ...

Overweight & Obesity

Revisional-RYGB examined for GERD and weight-loss failure

Following sleeve gastrectomy (SG), revisional Roux-Y-gastric-bypass (RYGB) is beneficial for remission of reflux symptoms and extra weight loss, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Obesity Surgery.


Anti-reflux mucosectomy effective for GERD in long term

For patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), anti-reflux mucosectomy (ARMS) shows long-term efficacy and is also effective for patients with reflux hypersensitivity, according to a study published online June ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

GERD is not 'just' heartburn

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common digestive disorders in the world.


Q&A: Functional dyspepsia can significantly affect quality of life

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have dealt with digestive issues for much of my 30s. Ulcers run in my family. My doctor said that while I could have an ulcer, testing could determine if it is functional dyspepsia. What is the difference, ...

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