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When Lymphedema Occurs After Breast Cancer Treatment

Q: As a breast cancer survivor, I have started to notice swelling in my arm on the same side as my surgery, could that be lymphedema? What would the treatment for that include? Does it hurt? Answered by Michele McLellan, PT, OCS, CLT A:You may indeed be starting to develop lymphedema. One sign that you [...]

New study shows that probiotics may improve bone health.

A new study, published recently in the Journal of Internal Medicine, showed that probiotic supplementation may have a positive affect on bone health in humans. The double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study involved 90 women aged between 75 to 80 years old and had low bone mineral density (BMD). They were randomized to receive daily oral supplementation (1010 [...]

Q&A: Do women who have never had children experience incontinence with or after menopause?

Q: Do women who have never had children experience incontinence with or after menopause? There are estrogen receptors on muscles, including the bladder, so if a woman never had a child - and therefore never stretched out her pelvic floor - would she still have incontinence because she has so little estrogen? A: Thank you [...]

What the New High Blood Pressure Numbers Mean For You

When the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association (AHA) lowered the numbers that define high blood pressure (HBP) this past November, 46% of the adult population in the United States suddenly met the new criteria – that’s nearly half! What was the motivation for making these changes that placed an unwelcomed label [...]

4 Reasons Lyme Disease May Go Undetected

If left undiagnosed and untreated, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses can have detrimental long-term effects on the body. Call 703-532-4892, ext. 2 today for more information. Lyme disease is the most reported vector-borne illness (diseases transmitted through mosquitoes, tick and flea bites) in the United States. The CDC estimates that [...]