Reviewed By Just below your skin, you have a vast network of lymph vessels that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. These vessels, as part of the lymphatic system, filter fluid through the lymph nodes and then take the cleaned fluid — which now contains infection-fighting white blood cells — throughout your body. Lymphedema is an abnormal buildup of this fluid in any part of the body, but usually in your arms and legs. The main symptom of lymphedema is swelling of your arms or legs. What Are the Stages of Lymphedema? To get started, Aliu says that you need to know what stage of lymphedema you have based on your symptoms. Your doctor will help assess which stage you’re in and tailor medical or surgical options to…
Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist
"I like to encourage my kids to eat a little healthier, so I'll sprinkle a little 'supersalt' in there. That stuff is really powerful."
Urinary Tract Infection
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How Does Gallbladder Surgery Work?
Gallbladder disease is one of the most common problems surgeons at Beaufort Memorial see and treat. Symptoms vary by condition, but often include sharp pain in the right abdomen especially after eating a fatty meal, heartburn, indigestion, gas, excessive diarrhea, nausea or abdominal tenderness.
How Long Is a Cold or Flu Contagious?
Learn how cold and flu viruses spread, find out when to seek medical care for influenza or a cold, and discover the contagious period for the flu and common cold.
How behavioral health services are helping people be overall healthier
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S experiences mental illness in a given year. It's a serious issue that costs America $193 billion in lost earnings annually, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Aneurysm advice from the Petersons
Gary Peterson, MD, left, and his son, Brian Peterson, MD An expert in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms, Brian Peterson, MD, teaches courses in abdominal aneurysm repair to doctors throughout the country. He also was the first surgeon in the world to implant a branched aortic iliac device to treat abdominal aneurysms when they have accompanying iliac aneurysms. His father, Gary Peterson, MD, has been a vascular surgeon for more than 36 years. Their practice specializes in treating all major arteries and veins, outside of the heart “Aneurysms are scary because they don’t cause symptoms before they expand and burst,” said Dr. Brian Peterson. “Often, patients learn they have an aneurysm when they have imaging tests done…
What Makes a Heart Healthy Diet? Tips from a Dietician
Listen to an interview with Kim Evans, RD, from the UVM Medical Center to get tips on eating a heart healthy diet during Heart Month.
Top-performing health systems focus on improving across the continuum of care
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10 Tips for Weight Loss Surgery
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