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Barrett's esophagus

Keeping an eye on cancer risk

Barrett's esophagus involves is a change in the cells lining your esophagus that can occur due to on-going acid reflux. This cellular change puts you in a higher risk of developing cancer of the esophagus, and steps can be taken to manage this risk

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Second Opinion

Are dried fruits as healthy as fresh?

A: You've heard the old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." As it turns out, the nutritional benefits of a crisp, fresh apple are similar if you eat dried apples — or many other types of dried fruit. According to a study published by the... Read More

Should I be taking aspirin everyday if I've had a heart attack?

A: It's true that daily aspirin therapy may decrease the risk of heart attack and strokes in some people, but not everybody should take it. It's important to talk to your doctor before starting daily aspirin therapy, as it's not as widely recommended as in the past. Possible side... Read More