Nearly everyone knows how heartburn feels. The searing sensation in the chest, the sore throat and bitter mouth taste are no fun and can keep you from taking your next bite. Sometimes called acid indigestion or acid reflux, the burning sensation indicates that the lining of the food tube is irritated. It’s important to seek treatment for GERD because constant irritation by stomach acid can cause the esophagus to develop ulcers or bleed. Scar tissue can form, making it increasingly difficult to swallow. To help area residents better understand the signs, symptoms and treatment options available, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital will host a special program, titled, “Advanced Treatment for Indigestion”. This special presentation will be held Monday, June 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 2601 Electric Avenue, Port Huron, MI. This FREE event includes refreshments. To make a reservation to attend, call 1-888-637-2963.