Understanding what is lymphedema

Understanding what is lymphedema

A chronic condition impacting 3 to 5 million Americans is called lymphedema.  This painful and uncomfortable swelling of the arms and fingers, which can also be present in the legs and feet, occurs after patients lymph nodes are removed as a necessary part of surgery.  I

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All-important health numbers everyone should know

All-important health numbers everyone should know

You are the one living in your body so you know it best – or do you?  Next time you visit your health care provider, be sure to ask for your critical health numbers to be screened and to develop a plan to manage them. 

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7 aches and pains not to ignore

7 aches and pains not to ignore

Experiencing pain from time to time is not unusual.  A sore back or achy knees are part of what most of us accept the older we get.  Generally, pain signifies a pulled muscle, overworked joints, or having taken a tumble bruising ourselves up a bit. 

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Change your self-talk, change your health

Change your self-talk, change your health

Study after study show how you think and what you verbally say to yourself can have a strong influence on your health.  If you have positive thoughts and feelings on making positive lifestyle choices, chances are higher you will stick to your treatment plan resulting in improved heath parameters. 

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Why skipping meals is harmful to diabetes

Why skipping meals is harmful to diabetes

Meal skipping is a tactic used for many reasons – lack of time, no appetite, lack of planning ahead, or for trying to lose weight.  This habit is never a good idea but especially so for anyone with diabetes.

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Factors that could be hurting your liver

Factors that could be hurting your liver

Every day, your liver wears many hats – it processes what you eat and drink into energy, makes cholesterol, stores various vitamins and minerals, removes bilirubin from the blood along with other harmful substances, makes bile to help digest fat, and regulates the composition of blood. 

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5 reasons for loving lunges

5 reasons for loving lunges

Admit it – you either love doing lunges or hate it.  There is usually not many in between.  But, you have to admit, lunges do it all.  From making your legs strong and powerful to sculpting a nice butt, lunges are an exercise you need to learn to love.  

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