Surgeon Dr. John Lipham demonstrates an opened Linx device at the Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif. on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The small band of magnetic beads is used to treat chronic heartburn. The bracelet-like device is implanted around a weak muscle at the base of the throat that doesn’t close as it should and helps prevent stomach acid from splashing back into the throat. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press
Implanted 'bracelet' helps treat chronic heartburn
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.
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