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Friday, July 20, 2012
In this video, Kevin Ghassemi, MD, a clinical instructor in the division of digestive diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, discusses why a patient who is taking acid blockers twice per day might still be experiencing heartburn.
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