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Current blog articles

  • What’s the real cause of GERD?


    For decades, medical research and science has pointed to stomach acid backing up through the esophagus as the cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. However, new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that GERD may actually be caused by damage to the esophagus due to inflammation, rather than damage caused by stomach acid.

  • Celiac disease: diagnosis and management


    Celiac disease is a chronic, genetic autoimmune disorder that affects approximately 1 percent of the population. When a person with celiac disease ingests gluten—a protein commonly found in wheat, rye and barley—the small, finger-like projections lining the small intestine (called villi) become damaged and the absorption of nutrients from food is disrupted.

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