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Hot-button health issues

With health-care reform occupying a top spot on the political agenda, primary-care clinicians have a lot invested in this year’s Presidential election.

Two cases of lymphedema

A 40-year-old white man was hospitalized for a possible leg infection. Although the patient was not in pain, a history of recurrent leg infections had prompted his admission. The man was 5 ft 9 in tall and weighed almost 500 lb. Pebbly plaques that were hard to the touch manifested on his legs. The patient…

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