Plenty of fans and coaches lose their voice after watching a hard-fought game, but football coach Matthew Bowman’s ongoing hoarseness over the past year signaled a far more serious yet common condition – gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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When traveling, graphic design consultant Sandy Balthaser was frequently on deadline, so downtime wasn’t an option. Then she was burdened with a hiatal hernia, and with it the stomach-churning gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Gastric bypass and other bariatric surgeries help thousands of men and women achieve long-term weight loss to cure obesity.
Maria Chitica of Anaheim was disabled for nearly 15 years before she finally found relief from Parkinson’s disease.
Victoria Clerkin was only 56. She didn’t have a known family history of heart disease.