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  • Adding Flavor to Low-Fat Meals

    There are endless ways to add more variety and flavor to your diet, without using salt or high-fat ingredients.

  • Adjusting to Limb Loss

    Losing a limb can be a profound shock. Everyone reacts to loss in different ways. You may be feeling angry, frustrated, scared, sad, or lonely. These are very common feelings after limb loss. You may go through distinct stages of grieving. Don’t hesitate to ask for the support that you need. You don’t have to go through this alone.

  • After Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Appendix Removal)

    You have had a procedure known as laparoscopic appendectomy to remove your appendix. During your procedure, the doctor made two to four small incisions. One was near your bellybutton, and the others were elsewhere on your abdomen. Through one incision, the doctor inserted a thin tube with a camera attached (called a laparoscope). Surgical tools were inserted in the other incisions.

  • After Leg Amputation: Keeping Your Other Leg Healthy

    If you have a leg amputated, it's important to take steps to care for your other leg.

  • Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease

    Alcohol-induced liver disease is caused by heavy use of alcohol. The liver’s job is to break down alcohol. If you drink more than it can process, it can become badly damaged.

  • Anatomy and Function of the Liver

    A detailed anatomical description of the liver, and how it works.

  • Anesthesia Options for Labor

    Anesthetics may numb only one region of your body, or they may let you sleep during surgery. These medicines are given by trained specialists. Whenever possible, regional anesthesia is used so you can be awake during your baby’s birth.

  • Cancer: Coping With Hair Loss

    Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Not all types of chemotherapy and radiation therapy cause hair loss. But if it does happen, these tips can help.

  • Chemoembolization for Liver Cancer: The Procedure

    Chemoembolization is a way to treat cancer in the liver. It can be used for cancer that starts in the liver. Or it can be used for cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the liver from other parts of the body.

  • Chest and Lung Problems

    A number of problems can affect the lungs and chest. These include masses, infections, and other diseases.

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