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Operation Self-Care

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Operation Self-Care is an active committee on campus, since nearly 60 million Americans get heartburn every month. The committee is involved in promoting heartburn awareness in the community through screenings and educational sessions in various venues. During the screenings, they do an initial assessment of the patient looking at diseases, drug allergies, medications as well as the frequency and severity of their heartburn symptoms. After making sure that their symptoms are, in fact, due to heartburn, they then recommend both pharmacologic therapy and lifestyle modifications.