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Implanted ‘bracelet’ helps treat heartburn

April 11, 2013 • Local News

A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them.

It’s a novel way to treat severe acid reflux, which plagues millions of Americans and can raise their risk for more serious health problems.

It happens when a weak muscle doesn’t close after swallowing as it should. That lets stomach juices splash Login to read more

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