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Articles posted in December, 2012

Lymphedema is a Common but Little-Known Health Hazard of Obesity

Unbeknownst to many in the medical community and public alike, obesity can increase the risk of developing a chronic swelling condition known as lymphedema. The minority of patients suffering from lymphedema have what’s called “Primary Lymphedema”.  Classically caused by an inherited or congenital malformation of lymphatic channels and/or nodes, Primary…