01/23/2015 03:36 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2015

Heartburn Hell: Magnetic Bead Implant Brings Dramatic Relief

Jennifer Aronson has had digestive problems since childhood. By her 20s the acid reflux was so painful, she could barely swallow a sip of water without it coming back up. Medications didn't ease her suffering. Desperate, she underwent a new procedure — a magnetic string of beads implanted in her esophagus — that gave her such dramatic relief, she was able to devour macaroni and cheese and French fries that same day.

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