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Mayo Clinic: Less-Invasive Option as Effective as Esophagus Removal in Early Esophageal Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nov. 7, 2013 — Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes [...]

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Mayo Clinic Provides New Treatment for Acid Reflux Disease

PHOENIX – Mayo Clinic is the only medical center in Arizona to provide a new treatment for select patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, commonly known as heartburn. The treatment involves a minimally invasive procedure where a small ring of magnetic beads is inserted around the end of a [...]

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Bracelet-Like Device Controls Chronic Acid Reflux, Study Finds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control the chronic digestive disorder gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. VIDEO ALERT: Audio and video resources, including excerpts from an interview with Dr. C. Daniel Smith describing the [...]

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Statins May Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 19, 2012.  Statins, a cholesterol lowering drug, may lower the risk of esophageal cancer, especially in patients with Barrett's esophagus, Mayo Clinic researchers report in a study being presented at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: squamous [...]

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Barrett's Esophagus

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Yvonne Romero describes a condition known as Barrett's Esophagus. To listen, click the link below. Barrett's Esophagus

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Barrett's Results

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. David Fleischer discusses a treatment for Barrett's esophagus, a condition that can lead to throat cancer. To listen, click the link below. Barrett's Results

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Barrett's Study Results

Millions of people know what it's like to have to run for the antacids after a big pasta dinner. Most of the time heartburn is harmless, but people who suffer from chronic heartburn are at increased risk of a condition called Barrett's esophagus. And if you have it, your chances [...]

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Researchers FISH for Answers about Barrett's Esophagus

One in five Americans experiences heartburn at least once a week, and many dismiss the malady as a mere annoyance, choosing to swallow antacids and get on with their lives. But what they don't know can hurt them. Left untreated, the condition can lead to Barrett's esophagus, which in turn [...]

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New Treatment for Barrett's Esophagus

Frequent heartburn can raise your risk of developing Barrett's esophagus which in rare cases can lead to esophageal cancer.  Doctors at Mayo Clinic have studied a new treatment for Barrett's that may significantly reduce your chances of developing esophageal cancer.

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TUESDAY Q & A: Lifestyle Changes are a Good First Step in Heartburn Treatment

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Until recently I’d never experienced heartburn, but now I seem to have it at least twice a week. I would like to avoid taking over-the-counter medications. Is it possible to prevent heartburn by avoiding certain foods? ANSWER: Heartburn, or acid reflux, happens when stomach acid backs up [...]

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