Health Burlington VT

The following articles contain information about health, healthy living practices, and health trends. Learn about a variety of topics and issues, including but not limited to symptoms of illness or disease, treatments for disorders, new trends in the medical world, health care plans and more.

Breast Cancer Surgery Burlington VT

Patients recovering from breast cancer surgery have a greater chance of avoiding a painful and debilitating post-surgery condition if they get a little extra information, a study has found. Lymphedema is a condition that causes a debilitating swelling of the extremities following breast cancer surgery.

Cancer Diagnosis Burlington VT

A cancer diagnosis can take a physical and mental toll in the years after treatment, a new study in Burlington says.

Esophageal Cancer Burlington VT

Early-stage cancers of the esophagus can be treated effectively by less invasive, organ-sparing endoscopic therapy, a new study has found. This is good news, as esophageal cancer arising from Barrett's esophagus is increasing in frequency faster than any other cancer in the United States, and 90 percent of patients die within five years of being diagnosed, according to a news release from the Mayo Clinic.

Liver Disease in Cystic Fibrosis Burlington VT

A variant of a particular gene in people with cystic fibrosis greatly increases their chances of developing severe liver disease, new research shows. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that can lead to deadly lung infections and digestive problems.

Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Risk of Inflammatory Diseases Burlington VT

Omega-6 is an essential fatty acid. Several other fats are derived from omega-6 including gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), dihomogamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), and arachidonic acid (AA). Collectively, these fats make up the omega-6 family of fatty acids.

Staph Infections Burlington VT

A French study estimates that more than 12 percent of people in Burlington discharged from a hospital into home health care are infected with MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and about 20 percent of them may transmit the organism to others in their household.

Tatto Removal Burlington VT

Millions of individuals get permanent tattoos somewhere on their bodies. After the initial excitement, a significant number realize that this type of body imagery is no longer fascinating and want the tattoo either removed or redesigned.
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