The body’s lymphatic system performs an important function—carrying white blood cells throughout the body to fight infection, and draining substances that cannot be drained by the circulatory system. This process is performed by a network of vessels and special glands called lymph nodes, which transport a clear, protein-rich fluid called lymph.
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Q: I’ve noticed tinnitus, or ringing in my ear, and many of my friends have told me they’ve experienced the same. What should I know about it?
A: Recently, a surplus of attention has been given to tinnitus and ringing in the ears because of the high percentage of adults affected by the condition who are looking for answers. They also want to learn how to handle tinnitus and hearing loss, which is sometimes associated.
Though most cancers are not clearly linked to the genes, it is known that certain forms of cancer are more likely to have a hereditary association than others. Among these are breast, ovarian, colon, and uterine cancers. Thanks to advances in genetics, however, it’s now possible to test individuals for gene mutations that put them at increased risk of developing these or other cancers. To help assess patients’ cancer risk and promote more individualized screening and treatment protocols, Mercy Health offers genetic counseling and testing at the Mercy Health Cancer Centers.
One in three women suffers from urine leakage. The good news is, there are real answers beyond simply wearing pads or liners. Ask questions about urinary incontinence and learn from Northwest Ohio’s expert in pelvic health!
Being able to communicate with our loved ones is truly one of life’s greatest joys. When the family comes together during the holiday season, being able to hear and understand clearly becomes even more treasured. Everyone wants to enjoy the chatter around the Thanksgiving dinner table and be delighted listening to the little children as they open their presents to see what Santa Claus left them on Christmas morning. Don’t we all want to enjoy experiencing these events?