Monthly Archives: August 2017

Surgical management of cancer-related lymphedema

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Swelling of the limbs (lymphedema) can occur as a consequence of previous cancer treatment and can result in significant long-term physical and psychosocial issues for cancer patients. In this guest blog, Dr. Roman Skoracki and Dr. Stephen P. Povoski summarize their review, recently published in BMC Cancer, which discusses lymphedema with a focus on surgical treatment options

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Healthy child, healthy future: Highlights from RCPCH conference 2017

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BMC Pediatrics had the pleasure of attending the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) annual conference which took place in Birmingham, UK, in May 2017. The theme this year was ‘Healthy child, healthy future: the developmental origins of health and disease’. The program covered a vast array of topics important in the field of pediatrics as well as offering a platform for stimulating discussions. 2017 marks a significant time for RCPCH as they celebrate their rich history and 21 years of advocating for child health. Here we look back at some of the highlights of the conference (#RCPCH2017).

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It’s high time we talked about high heels: The health effects and social pressures of shoe choice


In their recent systematic review published in BMC Public Health, Barnish and colleagues bring together a wide range of data to give the most comprehensive overview of the health and psychosexual effects of high heels to date. In addition to covering some of the major issues addressed in previous reviews, they raise a couple of interesting points that have not previously been touched upon in the scientific literature.