April 2011

  • Illustration of a patient receiving anesthesia in the operating room.

    Waking Up to Anesthesia

    Learn More Before You Go Under

    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.

  • Illustration of an uncomfortable man covering his mouth.

    Reflux or GERD?

    When Heartburn Spells Trouble

    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.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Bryan Ewsichek (design)
  • Belle Waring
  • Harrison Wein