April 2011

Waking Up to Anesthesia
Learn More Before You Go Under

Cartoon of a patient receiving anesthesia in the operating room.

When you face surgery, you might have concerns about going under anesthesia. Will you lose consciousness? How will you feel afterward? Is it safe? Researchers have some answers. Read more about anesthesia.




Reflux or GERD?
When Heartburn Spells Trouble

Cartoon of an uncomfortable man covering his mouth

Most of us get heartburn now and then. Heartburn is one word people use to describe reflux. Occasional reflux episodes are normal. But if they occur twice a week or more, it may be a sign of a more serious condition called GERD. Read more about Reflux or GERD.

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