Unique cure is found for heartburn

Unique cure is found for heartburn

‘Bracelet’ implant helps to treat chronic problems
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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.
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The device costs $5,000 and operation can run $2,000 to $20,000.
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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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