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"Risk factors for the development of Barrett's esophagus include being a white male over 50 years of age, GERD symptoms at least once a week for five or more years, presence of a hiatal upper stomach hernia and obesity," said Dr. James Grendell, chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola. Click here to read more. (Nov. 27, 2012)(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

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Tips from Top Doctors, 2012

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