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Popular Heartburn Pills Can Be Hard To Stop, And May Be Risky
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Nexium is one of several popular medications for heartburn and acid reflux called proton-pump inhibitors. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Popular Acid Reflux Drugs Are Linked To Kidney Disease Risk
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Ralph Thomas plays the harp at his house in Arlington, Vt. His reflux symptoms weren't controlled by medication, so he decided to have surgery to install a LINX device. Herb Swanson for NPR hide caption

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Tiny Magnetic Beads Help Tame Severe Reflux For Some People
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A waitress delivers a coffee and beer in Medellin, Colombia, in this 2010 file photo. Both drinks can trigger acid reflux. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Got Heartburn? Maybe You Should Rethink Your Drink
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