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What is Lymphedema?

The lymphatic system is a complex network of lymph vessels and nodes throughout the body.  It connects to the circulatory system and is responsible for the body’s ability to fight infections. Lymph vessels travel the same route as blood vessels. The system can become overloaded with lymph fluid due to excessive fluid, missing/removed lymph nodes/vessels, […]

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Preventing Falls As We Age

For many, the ability to keep doing the things we enjoy and spending time with those we care about are the keys to aging well and maintaining a good quality of life. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are currently the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults.  The […]

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy

A new guideline was published in March by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stating that individuals planning to start a family or pregnant should be offered carrier screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).1,2 Some questions that may come to mind are: What is SMA? What does it mean to be a carrier? How […]

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Exercise & Your Brain: Are Couch Potatoes at Greater Risk for Cognitive Deterioration?

When was the last time you exercised? The Effect of Fitness on the Brain There is well documented research that physical exercise has protective effects against metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Recently, the effects of exercise and the benefits to healthy brain aging has received more attention as well. The exact mechanisms for how and under […]

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