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For release: January 7, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083,

Stop the burn and daily medications; seek a heartburn cure
Akron General offers a free session to share long-term solutions

Most heartburn sufferers believe they have to manage heartburn symptoms with daily medications and a modified lifestyle. If you’re tired of heartburn impacting your life – from the foods you eat to the way you sleep – take the next step toward seeking a long-term solution by attending a free information session Wednesday, January 23, at 6 p.m. in the Summit Room at Akron General’s Health & Wellness Center – West, 4125 Medina Road, Montrose.

Attendees will learn about heartburn and the latest treatment options available, including medical management, minimally invasive and incisionless surgery, the HALO treatment and the latest treatment options available, from a team of experts, including Charudutt Paranjape, MD, Richard Salvino, MD, and William Papouras, MD. Akron General's Heartburn Center is proud to be the first center in Northeast Ohio to offer state-of-the-art incisionless surgery for the treatment of reflux disease for those who meet the medical qualifications. For more information, or to register, call the Akron General Heartburn Center at 330-344-BURN (2876) or register online at
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit

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