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Heartburn Relief

Heartburn Relief

Long-term use of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (such as Aciphex) for acid reflux is seen by most as a safe choice that is made on a case-by-case basis. There is some evidence that... More

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Metformin and Glucose Levels
Metformin and Glucose Levels

The hemoglobin A1c level indicates a person's average blood glucose over the prior three months. It is a better measure of glucose control than... More

Tylenol: Beware of Overuse
Tylenol: Beware of Overuse

Check labels of cold and flu medicines for acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol). Used correctly, acetaminophen is safe and effective with a lower... More

Burning Pain in Arms
Burning Pain in Arms

Q: I used to have terrific burning pain in my arms when walking. Since having stents and open-heart surgery, the arm pain continues, but is... More

Acid Versus Alkaline
Acid Versus Alkaline

Q: I look forward to reading your articles. Recently, I read that it is better for the heart and other organs to have an alkaline,... More

Pacemaker is Uncomfortable
Pacemaker is Uncomfortable

Q: My pacemaker stands out more than other ladies’ pacemakers and causes me pain. Guess I just have to be happy I’m not passing out... More

New & Effective Psoriasis Drug

A new drug treats psoriasis in a novel way. At the close of a busy afternoon at his dermatology practice, Dr. Lebwohl, who was involved... More

Promising Treatment for Leg Pain

Doctors routinely insert metal tubes, or stents, in heart arteries to restore blood flow, preventing heart damage and saving lives. Now, an advanced version of... More

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