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What you need to know about acid reflux disease

As many as one in five Americans have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease. It occurs when the lower muscle of the esophagus doesn't close properly, allowing stomach acid to back up into the esophagus. 

Listen as Juan Jose Blondet, MD, a surgeon with Allina Health United General Surgery Clinic and Allina Health United Bariatric and Weight Loss Clinic, explains what happens when you have GERD and describes a new minimally invasive surgery that helps treat it.  

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Heartburn relief: Simple remedies to put out the fire

You may be familiar with the symptoms of heartburn; that burning sensation just below your breast bone, that can rise up into your chest. You may also have a bitter or sour taste in your mouth. If you experience occasional heartburn, there are simple things you can do to identify the cause, and ways to prevent the burn.

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