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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.
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Word! GERD

Word! GERD

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GERD

The letters of GERD stand for gastroesophageal (say: gas-troh-ih-sa-fuh-JEE-ul) reflux (say: REE-fluks) disease.

Gastroesophageal reflux is when the stomach's contents flow back up into the esophagus. The acid from the stomach irritates the esophagus and can cause problems like burning in the chest or coughing. When gastroesophageal reflux happens a lot and is severe, it's called GERD.