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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 called laparoscopic appendectomy to remove your appendix. Here's what you need to know to take care of yourself at home.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Braces for Lower Musculoskeletal Injuries

    A brace can be used to help heal certain ankle injuries. Learn about 2 common types of braces, and what you need to know when wearing one.

  • 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.

  • Cervical Adenitis, Antiobiotic Treatment

    The lymph nodes are part of your immune system. They are found under the jaw and along the side of the neck, in the armpits, and in the groin. They become swollen and tender when an infection or inflammation is near them.

  • 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. Learn more about the procedure.