Unique cure is found for heartburn

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Unique cure is found for heartburn

‘Bracelet’ implant helps to treat chronic problems
Antacids didn’t work for Tricia Carr, a 54-year-old nurse. So surgeon Dr. John Lipham, left, implanted the Linx device at the base of her throat. It worked immediately, she said.
The device costs $5,000 and operation can run $2,000 to $20,000.
The small band of magnetic beads reinforces a weak muscle at the base of the throat to keep it closed, yet is flexible and expands to let food pass when someone swallows.

Unique cure is found for heartburn

Antacids didn’t work for Tricia Carr, a 54-year-old nurse. So surgeon Dr. John Lipham, left, implanted the Linx device at the base of her throat. It worked immediately, she said.
The device costs $5,000 and operation can run $2,000 to $20,000.
The small band of magnetic beads reinforces a weak muscle at the base of the throat to keep it closed, yet is flexible and expands to let food pass when someone swallows.
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