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So You Think You Have A Food Allergy

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

For those of us who find pleasure in eating, it seems like a daunting task to have to avoid a food that we've enjoyed in the past. However, many of my patients feel so much better health- and energy-wise after eliminating the food allergen that they feel it is a worthwhile trade.

Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL): Gut Benefits and Beyond

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

In my clinic, I teach my patients to use common sense with their health more so than anything else. In the end, being overly cautious is always better than not being cautious enough.

The Problem With Quick Fixes: Medicine Isn't Always the Best Answer

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Medicine can do amazing things these days. Whether it's face transplants or new treatments for diabetes or curing many kinds of cancer, it can seem like medicine can do everything. But medicine can't -- and shouldn't -- do everything.

Acid Reflux Problem? The Warning On the Pill's Label Says Use for 14 Days

Tom DeMeester, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom DeMeester, M.D.

It is time for those suffering with GERD to take a hard look at their daily eating and drinking habits, learn about this painful and chronic condition, and take an active role in managing their disease.

Heartburn Over The Holidays? 10 Dos And Don'ts For Acid Reflux

Posted 12.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Between the rich treats, celebratory drinks and free days to laze about, the holidays are prime time for heartburn. While some people may just suffer ...

Joan Lost 163 Pounds: 'I Am The Healthiest I Have Been In 20 Years'

Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Joan Minnery Age...

China's African Water Scramble

Daniel Nisman | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

In recent months, China has ruffled feathers from Lake Victoria to Alexandria with its aggressive funding and building of dams in Ethiopia, a likewise aggressive contender for regional hegemony.

9 Ways To Treat Acid Reflux Naturally

Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living

Between 25 and 40 percent of Americans will suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD, a chronic condition that is characterized by r...

The Problem With Medical Specialty Recommendations: Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

The recommendations of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) concerning screening endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus illustrates how a professional society's recommendations can be self-serving and contrary to best care.

Your Good Gut Guide to a Healthy New Year

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

Making -- and keeping -- healthy resolutions can be challenging, but even more important for people who are coping with preexisting digestive conditions such as GERD and IBS. Fortunately, with a few key lifestyle changes, you can keep your gut healthy all year long.

When Heartburn Becomes Something To Worry About

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

But if you have two or more heartburn or acid reflux episodes every week, or if the attacks interfere with your life and keep you awake at night, you should see your doctor.

9 Reasons Not To Ignore Heartburn Symptoms

Health.com | Amanda MacMillan | Posted 07.27.2011 | Healthy Living

For most Americans, heartburn is just an occasional problem. Sixty million people get it at least once a month. But for the 19 million people w...

When Common Acid Indigestion Takes You Beyond the Pink

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While acid reflux is very common, it is far from insignificant. If you're chugging a pink drink or chewing up antacid tablets twice a week or more, pay attention.

Studies Show Popular Reflux Drug Reglan Dangerous, Ineffective

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward F. Blizzard

Last year, the Food & Drug Administration issued a black box warning, the strongest of its kind, for the drug Reglan and its generic forms metoclopram...