Medical Minute: Acid Reflux (GERD)

Barack Obama

According to published reports, President Barack Obama was rushed to a military hospital near Washington D.C. on Saturday after complaining of a sore throat. Doctors there diagnosed Obama with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) caused by acid reflux.

Comedian Joan Rivers also suffered from acid reflux (GERD). She was undergoing an endoscopy (a test to diagnose GERD acid reflux) when she died tragically in a Manhattan clinic on Sept. 4 at age 81.

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Mom Shares Her Love of Yoga With Young Daughter

Laura Kasperzak and Mini

Laura Kasperzak is a mom, wife and Yoga instructor who still has plenty of time for her young daughter, Mini. Both Laura and Mini share a love of Yoga that is documented lovingly in amazing photos on Laura’s Instagram account. Her @Laurasykora IG account has over 1 million devoted followers.

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Medical Minute: Blood-Sucking Parasite Infects 300K Americans

Chaga blood-sucking bug

A deadly blood-sucking parasite, introduced into America by Mexicans crossing the porous southern border, has infected up to 300,000 Americans — and 300,000 more Americans are expected to be infected by year’s end according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Doctors at the CDC compare the deadly “kissing bug” disease to the virus that causes HIV/AIDS.

Chaga blood-sucking bug

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Tameka Opens Up About Eye Color Surgery

Tameka Harris

Don’t ask rap mogul T.I. to comment on his wife’s ongoing dependence on cosmetic surgery. In addition to a laundry list of cosmetic procedures in recent years, Tameka Harris, 39, recently received iris implants to permanently change the color of her eyes from brown to ice gray.

When asked to comment on his wife’s latest surgery in a radio interview, T.I. politely deferred all questions to his wife.

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Rev. Al Sharpton’s Starvation Diet Really Works

Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton says his new starvation diet has made him a new man. The once portly, 60-year-old radio host says cutting red meat and poultry out of his “Al Sharpton Diet” helped him drop over 300 pounds!

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Dallas Nurse Cleared of Ebola Virus in Just 9 Days

Amber Vinson

Dallas Ebola nurse Amber Vinson has tested negative for the deadly Ebola virus at Emory Hospital in Atlanta just 9 days after she was diagnosed. Vinson was one of 2 Dallas nurses infected with Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died earlier this month.

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Danielle “Dee” Spencer Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Danielle Spencer

Former child star Danielle Spencer was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, ABC News blogs reports. Spencer, who is best known for her role as the feisty “Dee” on 1970s sitcom, “What’s Happening!!” said cancer runs in her family.

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