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Monitoring esophageal pH inadequate for GERD evaluation in children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Combined multichannel intraluminal impedance monitoring (MII) and pH monitoring in the esophagus detects gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children more accurately than pH monitoring alone, a German team reports. In fact, simply monitoring pH misses nearly half of affected...

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Complication rates after endoscopies higher than reported

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About 1% of outpatient endoscopies require a subsequent visit to the emergency room for related complications, but fewer than a quarter of these cases are noted in standard reporting procedures, according to findings published in the Archives of Internal Medicine for October...

High nutrition foods should be low in cost

Obesity and Food Labelingt

Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, delegate of the AMA Minority Affairs Consortium, talks at the annual AMA delegation about the importance of simplifying labeling to decrease obesity. Standards for labeling need to be agreed upon and implemented, and ensuring high nutrition foods are low in cost will also help in the...