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New Study Casts Doubts on Treating Asthma, Acid Reflux Together

Having lived with asthma most of his life, Matthew Leitx has become accustomed to always having medicine nearby. He doesn't go anywhere without his inhaler. But inhalers are only part of the prescription for some people with asthma. It's estimated that seven million of them, or one out of three, have another problem in common: acid reflux. So doctors have an idea. They wanted to know if treating one condition could help both. To find out, researchers like Dr. John Mastronarde gave people with asthma medicine to control their acid reflux. 

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