Mention GERD and most of patients probably think of heartburn. But the GERD story does not begin and end with the esophagus. The connection between GERD and laryngeal, pharyngeal, and pulmonary symptoms is the focus of a seminar, “An Eye and Nose Opening Experience—Chronic Complications of GERD,” at the upcoming American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, October 31 to November 2 in Washington, DC.
When it comes to treating ulcerative colitis, it’s a jungle out there. This is because the gut is the largest and most complex immune environment in the human body. To successfully treat intestinal tract disorders, therapeutic agents must be delivered at the right time, in the right amount, to the right location.
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, it is also one of the most manageable. A plenary session on colorectal cancer prevention will be among the highlights of the upcoming American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, October 31 to November 2 in Washington, DC.
As the calendar advances to the fall months, we are reminded everywhere that it’s time for the annual influenza vaccination. In August 2011, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updated its vaccination recommendations to include new guidelines for children ages 6 months through 8 years, and for persons with egg allergy.
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