8 Simple Changes to Curb Your Heartburn
Chest pain

Lifestyle changes can help put out the fire.

You know the feeling: a burning discomfort in your chest, rising up into your neck and throat. It may even leave behind a sour taste in your mouth. It's heartburn, something that more than 60 million Americans experience at least once a month. If you're one of them, there's good news: Making some simple lifestyle changes can help put out the fire.

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  1. Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gerd/
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