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Cheers! Five Surprising Facts About Alcohol and Your Heart

Know the Risks & Benefits of Your Cup of Cheer Before you raise your glass, you should be aware of some important ways that alcohol affects your heart. For example, did you know that: in the hour after alcohol consumption, a…

Varicose Veins: 5 Facts Everyone Should Know

Pesky, puffy and sometimes painful, varicose veins affect half of all Americans over the age of 50. For the most part, they don’t cause medical problems; but when they do, there are many treatment options. However, a growing number of…

Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?

See How They Do — and Don’t — Measure Up Over the past several years, fitness trackers have grown in popularity and sophistication. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to step up your exercise regimen, you might be…

Hidden Holiday Exercises

When it comes to being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, every bit of exercise counts.

New Treatments for Lymphedema Available at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Plastic surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are bringing new hope to cancer patients by offering innovative procedures for both preventing and treating lymphedema. Although not life-threatening, lymphedema is an uncomfortable and painful swelling that can commonly occur…

Sore Throat: Is it Strep?

Having a sore throat is not only a literal pain in the neck; it is also often a mystery. Is it the beginning of a cold? The flu? Are you allergic to something in your home or workplace? Is it…