Heartburn or Heart Attack? Pay Attention to Symptoms

**By Gordon L. Kritzer, MD, FACC** Since large meals are often part of celebrating, it's easy to overdo it on special occasions. If you've just eaten a big meal and you feel a burning sensation in your chest, you might think it is heartburn, and it … [Read more...]

Ask a GI Dietitian: Staying Healthy This Summer

by Samantha Woodward, Digestive Disease Institute ** Debra Clancy, RD, CD, is a registered dietitian who works with patients within Virginia Mason’s Digestive Disease Institute providing nutrition information and tools for making positive changes … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Prevent GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can wreak havoc on your body and ruin a food-filled celebration. While there are very successful medical treatments for GERD, many times you can actually prevent GERD from happening in the first place: Eat … [Read more...]