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Do you experience unexplained swelling in your leg, pain or tenderness in your leg when standing and/or walking, or red or discolored skin on your leg? If so, you may be experiencing signs of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

We rely on our shoulders to perform essential everyday tasks such as lifting, reaching, and carrying. So when they don't work properly, simple activities like showering, grocery shopping, driving, and picking up a child can become painful – even impossible. If you have been suffering with shoulder pain and are considering surgery, our orthopedic surgeons offer expertise in the latest treatments and techniques, including reverse shoulder replacement surgery.

Do you have a loved one who could benefit from medical supervision during the day, getting out of the house more, and being cared for by a great team of licensed professionals? The Margaret M. Shea RN Adult Day Health Program, located in Mattapan, may be the perfect place. Since 1980 they’ve offered care, camaraderie, and a home-like setting for adults and seniors who are frail, have disabilities, or otherwise need the support of a warm, welcoming environment during the day.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Boston Medical Center offers a unique and wide array of services for patients who have, or are at risk for developing heart disease. 

Do you have ongoing or recurring abdominal pain or bowel problems? If so, you may be among the one out of 10 people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). We spoke with BMC Gastroenterologist, Dr. Christian Weber, to find out more about this condition, ways to improve symptoms, and how to feel better if you are living with IBS.

Did you know that you don’t need to be a tennis player to suffer from “tennis elbow?” And even if you’ve never swung a golf club in your life, you can have “golf elbow.” All kinds of patients, both athletes and non-athletes, experience these and other common conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis.