Doctors are trying new ways of solving an old problem—how to tell patients they aren’t going to get well.
Train Better: 10 Exercise Machines to Avoid
Exercise machines aren't always effective—or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym. We've even got all-star alternatives to help you train smarter
Tips for Managing Diabetes
While diabetes is a serious condition, it is manageable — especially if diagnosed early. Here are tips for managing it in daily life.
Lymphedema: What Are Your Surgical Options?
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…
Top-performing health systems focus on improving across the continuum of care
Efforts to effectively manage patients after they've been discharged is a key feature distinguishing high-performing health systems from their peers in Truven Health Analytics' seventh annual ranking of top-performing systems.
Sleep apnea influences how the brain works
New research finds that looking at chemicals in the brain could help those who suffer from sleep apnea.
Forrest General’s first group of residents completes 3-year residency program
The five resident physicians all passed their boards and will continue to serve communities in Mississippi.
How to Choose a Physician
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare offers a step-by-step guide to helping you choose a physician who's right for you and your family.
10 Ways to Save Time and Money at the Grocery Store
With so many choices on today's grocery store shelves, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Make shopping easier by following these 10 guidelines.
Alcohol Abuse: How to Recognize Problem Drinking
Alcohol Abuse: How to Recognize Problem Drinking What is considered a “drink” One drink is one 12-ounce bottle of beer (4.5 percent alcohol), or one 5-ounce glass of wine (12.9 percent alcohol), or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirit, like whiskey or gin. How much alcohol is too much? You are drinking too much if you are: A woman who has more than seven drinks per week or more than three drinks per occasion. A man who has more than 14 drinks per week or more than four drinks per occasion. Older than 65 years and having more than seven drinks per week or more than three drinks per occasion. Am I taking risks with alcohol? You are taking serious risks with alcohol if you: Drink any amount of alcohol and drive or…