Holiday heartburn: Foods to avoid

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    Close-up of bottle of champagne and flutes in the background of business people

    It wouldn't be the holidays without lots of eating, but if you're one of the 20 percent of the population that suffers from symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) each week, the holidays could spell a whole lot of heartburn and acid reflux.

    With help from Dr. Frank G. Gress, chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, here are some tips to help you get through this time of year.

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