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For release: July 3, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, amy.kilgore@akrongeneral.org
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681, kelly.wardsmith@akrongeneral.org

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 July 17, at 6 p.m. at Akron General Health & Wellness Center – Green, 1940 Town Park Boulevard, Uniontown.

Attendees will learn about the effects of long-term or chronic acid reflux and heartburn, as well as the latest treatment options available, including medical management and minimally invasive and incisionless surgery. Additionally, our team of experts, including Charudutt Paranjape, MD; Richard Salvino, MD; and William Papouras, MD, will explain treatment options for Barrett’s Esophagus, including the minimally invasive HALO treatment. 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. To register, call the Akron General Heartburn Center at 330-344-BURN (2876). You can also visit akrongeneral.org/heartburn for more information.

About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care 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 532-registered-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. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit www.akrongeneral.org.



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