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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…

Depression and Pain Go Hand in Hand

People who are depressed often say they are feeling sad, blue, overwhelmed or hopeless. But did you know that many who suffer from depression also complain of acute or chronic pain that in many cases is related to their depression? “Pain…

Pregnancy and Back Pain Often Go Hand In Hand

The joys of pregnancy are often accompanied by some pains, too: fatigue, weight gain, swelling, and often, back pain. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, back pain in pregnancy is common, and it has many possible causes….

Pregnancy is a Motivator to Stay or Get Active

Though the misconception that physical activity should be curbed during pregnancy remains, nothing could be further from the truth. “Exercise is beneficial to the pregnancy and to the mother’s health in general,” says Anjélica J. Carbajal, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist at Beth…

Fit Pantry, Fit Fridge: 8 Must-Have Foods to Keep in your Kitchen

  Do your fridge and pantry need a makeover? Filling your refrigerator and pantry with nutritious (and delicious) staples can inspire you to eat well and stay healthy. But eating healthy doesn’t mean eating boring. Julie Robarts, MS, MPH, RD,…

5 Exercise Myths

  Some exercise myths are harmless, some are grounded in good intentions, and some can be downright dangerous. Make sure you’re exercising safely by checking out these 5 common exercise myths. If you’re not sweating, you’re not working hard enough Some people sweat easily while others…