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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 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.

Boston Medical Center is proud to open the city’s newest and most modern Women and Infants Center! Complete with all private post-partum rooms that allow moms to recover and bond with their babies in the comforts of home, the Center also has new antenatal and birthing rooms, and a new, expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Women are sure to enjoy welcoming their babies in this comforting environment. 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Can you remember when you had your most recent Pap smear or HPV test? Cervical cancer is easy to detect and treat through these important, routine screenings.

Fritz Gorst had always lived a very healthy and active life, raising two daughters with his wife, Linda in a southern Massachusetts suburb. So, when he first noticed swelling in his ankles in the winter of 2013, he attributed it to getting older.