GERD and LPRD and 911 rescue workers

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mock turtle
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   Posted 9/5/2011 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
according to a current news story, police, firefighters, and other rescue workers who responded to ground zero on 911 have twice elevated frequency of GERD and or LPRD

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/05/eveningnews/main20101767.shtml?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel

and attorneys representing these workers indicate that the increased frequency is nearly twice that of the general population

http://www.attorneyatlaw.com/2009/10/911-rescue-workers-more-likely-to-have-acid-reflux-study-shows/

the elevating factor seems to be mental health issues

http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20316620,00.html

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 9/6/2011 7:42:07 AM (GMT-6)


aeshleyrose
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   Posted 9/5/2011 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
How awful for them. Heroes don't deserve this disease... none of us do.

I hope that the 10 year anniversary brings new healing and closure. A high hope, maybe, but one I'm sticking to.

stkitt
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   Posted 9/6/2011 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
HealingWell is a peer support forum for members living with or affected by GERD.  It is a place for people to give and receive both emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information. I am going to request posts referring to random articles/links be limited.  This is within the rules and guidelines of HealingWell and I appreciate your cooperation.
 
10. No posts of lengthy articles.  Sharing information is allowed, but the forums are not to be used to publish articles. It is an improper use of critical forum resources. 
 
18. No irrelevant or off-topic posts. Posts which are not relevant to the forum topic may be deleted at the moderator's discretion. 
 
I know many of these links to articles are interesting but they  are often very scientific to read and very long when you look at them.
 
HealingWell's purpose is not to act as a clearing house for articles and studies re GERD.
 
Thank you for your studies and links OT are always welcome.
 
Kindly,
Kitt

~~Kitt~~
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mock turtle
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   Posted 9/6/2011 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
i apologize...i didnt realize i had gone astray of the rules, and of course i will comply with your directions as moderator

best wishes
mock turtle

stkitt
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   Posted 9/6/2011 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Mock Turtle...............you are just fine !  We love having you as a member of the GERD family.  I was just reminding all members of the rules re staying on topic.  I know there is much to read that is truly interesting on the net and we love to share so no offense was meant by my post.
 
I do appreciate your understanding and it helps me to do what sometimes is not always a popular thing to do when I remind members of the guidelines.  Thank you so very much.
 
Gentle Hugs,
Kitt 
~~Kitt~~
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"If you can't change the world, change your world"

mock turtle
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   Posted 9/6/2011 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
understood, no problem, i appreciate your direction

you and the other moderators have a challenging job

and i sometimes run away with an idea or notion when it might not be best

HealingWell is a great "community" that performs a service not to be found anywhere i know of on the net

thanks Kitt

an thanks to you all

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 9/7/2011 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Mock T (and Kitt),

I started a thread "journal watch" so that we could tuck away posts relating to the scientific literature on GERD. Quite a few of us are up for reading it and it's good to combine our brain power on these things! Sometimes very interesting things turn up but word doesn't spread to the public simply because there's no marketable drug involved, so I like to keep an eye out.

Last time I found something of interest I just posted a link and refreshed the title of the thread to include the new bit - hope that's ok. I thought keeping it on a separate thread would keep it tucked away in a corner for those of us who like the heavier reading!

For many of us GERD is a medical problem, not just structural, and it therefore has many relevant aspects (biochemical, hormonal, psychological etc) - so defining what's relevant is a bit of a minefield! However, I won't carry on with Journal Watch if you think it's stretching the rules of the forum!

MMM x
New stuff: GERD. Interstitial Cystitis
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies, eczema, asthma

stkitt
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   Posted 9/7/2011 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
The journal watch thread would be good for just posting the link to the article you want to share and if everyone would post their link they may come accross that fits into the journal watch topic that would be fine.  The forums are intended for offering mutual personal support. I understand very well how nothing is all black or all white in the real world so yes, I think were good and I thank each of you for being so gracious re this conversation.  :-)
 
Gentle Hugs,
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
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www.healingwell.com

"If you can't change the world, change your world"

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 9/7/2011 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome Kitt - certainly don't want to make any more work for you!!

Will "speak" again soon on your Road Through Life thread.......

MMM x
New stuff: GERD. Interstitial Cystitis
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies, eczema, asthma
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