Maybe It’s Just Heartburn. Maybe It’s Not.

Freeport, Illinois — Heartburn can be a simple problem, or it can be a symptom of a much bigger problem. Join FHN Gastroenterologist Timothy Laurie, DO, FACP, for a discussion on the difference between heartburn, GERD, and even heart problems Sept. 12.

Dr. Laurie will talk about available treatments for heartburn and GERD and talk about the importance of early screening for colorectal cancers at this FHN Speaker Series presentation. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive in Freeport. There is no charge to attend, and light refreshments will be served.

Registration is requested. Register online at or call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit

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