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Girls Night Out to focus on gastrointestinal disease

POSTED: August 16, 2012 9:05 p.m.

An estimated 70 million people a year are affected by some form of digestive disorder or gastrointestinal disease. The costs to Americans and on our nation’s healthcare delivery system are nearly $150 billion.


At the Effingham Health System August Girls Night Out, Rick Garland, PA-C, from Effingham Medical Partners, will share invaluable information on the warning signs to watch for that may be telling you that your stomach ache is more serious than you may know.  
Girls Night Out will be held Aug. 28 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham Imaging Center, 110 Goshen Rd. in Rincon.


Garland will demystify the digestive system and provide an in-depth education on such diseases and conditions as:
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
• Ulcers
• Gastritis


As always, Girls Night Out also offers a fun and light activity. After attendees learn some things about cleaning up their gastric health, Corbina Ike will share her expert tips on how to tackle cleaning out and organizing your closets for the fall.


Girls Night Out is a monthly event presented by Effingham Health System and features valuable health information, light refreshments, friendship, fun conversation and opportunities to win free gifts. Reservations are not needed to attend Girls Night Out and mammograms can always be scheduled in advance.


For more information, call 826-1427 or 754-0421.

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