Recent research by the Obesity Action Coalition points to an association between obesity and heartburn. Heartburn, also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, which is the food pipe that connects the throat and stomach. Heartburn symptoms often occur shortly after eating and can last for a few minutes or hours and can include feelings of burning sensation in the chest or throat, a sour or bitter taste in their mouth or cough symptoms. Join Roshin Thomas, DO, Chestnut Hill Surgical Associates, to learn the most effective lifestyle interventions to reduce GERD. Registration required. Call 215-753-2000. Free!