Nightly News   |  April 11, 2013

Helping patients avoid acid reflux

A small magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat has been shown to control acid reflux by helping weak muscles close. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and something new from the world of medicine. what's being called a kind of tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat. it is shown to greatly help patients with acid reflux . the magnets help to make weak muscles close, cutting off the reverse flow of stomach acid . some patients say the surgery has been a panacea for them.