March 20, 2001 |
The 76ers received good news yesterday when they learned that coach Larry Brown, out for medical reasons the last two games, will return tomorrow when he meets the team in Phoenix. Brown, out since Friday night's loss to the Sacramento Kings, visited doctors yesterday. They confirmed what had been suspected by diagnosing acid reflux and a hiatal hernia. His condition will be treated with medication and a new diet - nothing that will force him to miss any more games. Brown, anesthetized during testing yesterday, was asleep at his home and unavailable for comment.
January 24, 2012 |
CHICAGO - An acid reflux drug often used for hard-to-treat asthma doesn't help children with the breathing disease and may cause side effects, a study in 300 children found. The results echo recent research showing that a similar heartburn drug didn't work in adults with asthma. Use of these heavily promoted acid-blocking drugs, called proton pump inhibitors, has more than doubled in U.S. children in recent years, but the study results suggest doctors should put the brakes on that practice, said University of Arizona asthma expert Dr. Fernando Martinez.
May 15, 2011 |
The disease is new and, so far, incurable. It is increasingly common and can occur at any age. It typically involves an allergic reaction to foods - in severe cases, all foods - and can turn the pleasurable act of eating into a torment of swallowing problems, pain, vomiting, and choking. If this is the first time you've heard of eosinophilic esophagitis (ee-oh-sin-oh-FILL-ic es-offa-JI-tis), it won't be the last. Add "EoE" to the growing list of ways in which the immune system can go horribly haywire for no apparent reason.
April 10, 2014
FINALLY, spring has sprung . . . well sort of. And, now, everyone's looking forward to shedding those winter coats and welcoming warmer weather and flirty fashions. One thing's for sure: This is the season when more people become concerned about their excess visceral fat, aka belly fat. While everybody probably knows that men with a 40-inch waist and women with a 35-inch waist are at increased risk of premature death from conditions such as heart disease, dementia, diabetes and some cancers, we also all know that in most cases it is vanity, and not health, behind the quest for a lean midsection.
March 21, 2005 |
It seems as if Ashlee Simpson can do no right, right? I mean, the SNL lip-sync bungle. The jig. The acid reflux. The oddball family. Acid reflux alone can stop a career cold. But Ashlee Simpson could do no wrong Saturday night, filling the Tower Theater. Soccer moms, daughters of soccer moms, gangly boy hipster-wannabes, all photographing Ashlee with cell-phone cameras, stood in worship. For their devotion, they got a Simpson who, when not flinging herself across the stage as her thick black mane blew around her head, was talking between songs with a maddening giggle about bad breakups.
April 12, 2013 |
A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them. It's a novel way to treat severe acid reflux, which plagues millions of Americans and can raise their risk for more serious health problems. It happens when a weak muscle doesn't close after swallowing as it should. That lets stomach juices splash back into the throat. Drugs such as Nexium and Prilosec reduce acid.
January 30, 2012
Telephone counseling helps Asian immigrants stop smoking Even though talk therapy is not a familiar concept to recent Asian immigrants to this country, telephone counseling is an effective way to help them quit smoking, a new study shows. University of California-San Diego researchers developed a telephone "quit line" script that was culturally tailored to Asian attitudes and translated into Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. The new quit lines were then advertised in Asian media outlets throughout California.
March 13, 2016 |
President Obama rarely takes a day off from the gym and it shows, according to his latest physical exam. The president is in excellent health, lowering his cholesterol level and gaining muscle since his last exam, his personal physician reported last week. Obama, 54, weighed in at 175 pounds, about five less than at his last assessment, in 2014. The 6-foot-1 Obama is focusing on healthy lifestyle choices and exercises daily with a focus on aerobics fitness and resistance weight training, said physician Ronny L. Jackson.
August 18, 2013 |
Carly Sokach didn't have much interest in research. For her, it was simply an obligatory requirement for her to apply to medical school. But that changed this summer when the University of Pennsylvania rising junior began working on research that inspired her: She studied whether a questionnaire could tell doctors if a patient with ulcerative colitis was in remission, rather than resorting to a colonoscopy, an invasive procedure. She spent much of her time talking to patients who had the disease.
March 17, 2001 |
The 76ers' near flawless-ride toward possible postseason glory took yet another ominous turn last night, when the team announced that coach Larry Brown would miss at least the next two games due to pain and discomfort in his chest. Following a 100-79 shellacking at the hands of the Sacramento Kings at the First Union Center, Brown acknowledged that tests done one day earlier revealed some potential problems. He said that he would go through further tests on Monday before announcing that he "might miss" the next two games - tonight in Milwaukee and Monday in Seattle.