Lymphedema

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News: Lymphedema

More kudos for impedimed BIS device for early detection of lymphedema  -  23 Nov 2009
Proactive Investors Australia...has found that impedimed's (ASX: IPD) Bioimpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) device is the most suitable for early detection and monitoring of lymphedema. ...

A healthy upgrade  -  23 Nov 2009
Joliet Herald NewsThe rehabilitation facility also has a lymphedema program with certified therapists helping to improve the long-term health of patients who experience ...

Lymphedema Depot Doubles Winter Discount  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Wire Service Canada (press release)November 20, 2009 St. Catharines, Ontario-Lymphedema Depot Ltd., the importer and exclusive Canadian distributor of Solaris, Inc.'s medical compression ...

Buddy Check 12: Lymphedema therapy  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
KFVSLymphedema is a common side effect of breast cancer. The condition causes swelling in the arm or truck and is a result of ...

Massage, compression, exercise to ease lymphedema symptoms  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.comDELTON — Fern Taylor never knows when her lymphedema is going to flare up. She'll notice a rash, then there's a burning sensation and soon her arm swells up ...

Weightlifting with Lymphedema  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Scienceline (blog)A new study may have some lymphedema sufferers hitting the gym. [Credit: LocalFitness.com.au] By Lindsey Konkel | Posted November 12, 2009 If you've heard ...

Lymphedema fashion show to raise awareness  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Glens Falls Post-StarThe "Lymphedema Awareness Fashion Show" will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm Friday at the CR Wood Community Learning Center at Glens Falls Hospital. ...

Therapist helps patients deal with lymphedema  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
The Tribune-DemocratIn addition, women battling cancer are at risk for developing lymphedema, a swelling caused by a buildup of lymph fluid in the body. ...

Lymphedema Therapist Calls Meeting “Historic?  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Wire Service Canada (press release)John Mulligan, a massage and lymphedema therapist and educator, and his wife, Bonnie Baker, recently participated in the Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) ...

Physical Therapy Can Manage Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Telluride WatchAccording to Joelle Grossman, PT and lymphedema specialist at MMH, “breast cancer patients who seek the services of a physical therapist can reduce their ...

Woman shares life's journey after cancer  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Clarksville Leaf ChronicleWarren has recently developed lymphedema in her right arm, where cancerous lymph nodes were removed. She wears a compression sleeve to help control swelling ...

Biking in Whitby for Children's Wish Foundation  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Newsdurhamregion.comThe boy in the video had idiopathic lymphedema, which is lymphedema of an unknown origin. In the video, the little boy described that his only wish was to ...

Breast cancer pain can last for years  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
USA TodayIf the sentinel node is cancer-free, surgeons leave the others in place. The procedure also reduces the risk of lymphedema, a painful swelling in the arm.

Weight lifting aids breast cancer patients  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
United Press InternationalIn a preliminary report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in August, Schmitz and colleagues found lifting weights kept lymphedema ...

New! Outer Jackets for Caresia Arm Garments  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Wire Service Canada (press release)Lymphedema Depot Ltd., the exclusive Canadian distributor of Solaris lymphedema-care garments, announced today that the mildly compressive Outer Jacket that ...

ASTRO: Modest Benefit Seen with Decongestive Therapy  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
MedPage TodayNote, however, that the data suggest that patients with longstanding lymphedema (>1 year) might benefit from decongestive therapy. ...

Garments sock it to edema  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
DesMoinesRegister.comThat's just what people do, thanks to gravity," said Linda Renze, a certified custom lymphedema fitter at Fittings Unlimited in Urbandale. ...

Remembering Marian Benner  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Bakersfield CalifornianShe did this, despite her constant struggle with acute lymphedema. When I first met Marian and the Benner family, she was already struggling with acute ...

Duncan family is seeking money for special suits to ease swelling  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
NewsOK.comKayden has a disease called congenital vascular lymphedema. It causes portions of his body to swell beneath the skin with excess fluids. ...

Breast cancer survivors thriving one year later  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Augusta ChronicleShe played the violin in the past, but the lymphedema she suffered as part of her cancer treatment made it hard for her hand to hold up the instrument for ...

Weightlifting builds self-esteem among breast cancer survivors  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Zee News..."It looks like weight training is not only safe and may make lymphedema flare ups less frequent, but it also seems help women feel better about their bodies ...

Daily Planner: November 23  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Enterprise-Record...movement and dance; exercise program helps regain range of motion, increase flexibility, reduce swelling from Lymphedema, promote positive self-image. ...

Sock-eez invention helps with difficult task  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
SignalPatients with lymphedema, edema, diabetes and other conditions, as well as post-operative patents are often required to wear compression hose. ...

Duncan infant dealing with rare condition  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
Duncan BannerKayden has a rare incurable condition called Congenital Vascular Lymphedema. His parents Brittany Rodriguez and Clay Ward said they spend 24 hours, ...

Self-help groups  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Naples Daily NewsBosom Buddies, breast cancer and lymphedema support group meets 7 pm second and last Wednesday, Telford Education Building, 350 Seventh Ave. ...

Galloway Township In Your Town, Edition of Nov. 19, 2009  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Shore News TodayThe Healthy Leg Day is being held to help men and women prevent or treat leg health issues such as swelling, varicose veins, lymphedema, DVT/ deep vein ...

What causes leg and ankle swelling?  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Herald & ReviewThe booklet on edema and lymphedema (a variant of edema) explain this phenomenon and how it's treated. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue - No ...

South Bay/Harbor Health Calendar  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Daily BreezeLymphedema support group. Explores latest treatment techniques. Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Health Conference Center Conference Room, ...

Daily Planner: November 18  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Enterprise-RecordHelps regain range of motion, increase flexibility, reduce swelling from lymphedema, promote positive self-image. Any age, fitness level. ...

Hospital dance program encourages recovery from cancer through activity  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
Glens Falls Post-StarHaving undergone repeated surgeries to remove the lymph nodes under her arm, she now wears a compression sleeve on her left arm for her lymphedema. ...

Daily Planner: November 16  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Enterprise-Record...movement and dance; exercise program helps regain range of motion, increase flexibility, reduce swelling from Lymphedema, promote positive self-image. ...

Most Viewed Stories  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Fall River SpiritLymphedema education and support group: led by SAH occupational therapists specially trained in lymphedema therapy, this group addresses the needs of those ...

Getting your life back after cancer  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Chapel Hill NewsA full time lymphedema clinic. Lymphedema is localized tissue swelling and fluid retention in an arm or leg that can occur after a lymph node operation ...

MSU team lands grant for breast cancer survivorship program  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
MSU News...nutrition for survivors, and on how to manage side effects caused by treatment such as lymphedema, a type of tissue swelling caused by fluid retention. ...

MEETINGS ON THE SHORE  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Bethany Beach WaveLYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP. Tuesday, 11 am-noon. Avery W. Hall Education Building, Salisbury. 410-548-7880. MAN TO MAN. Prostate cancer support and awareness ...

Stanford helps establish tissue bank, patient registry for lymphatic diseases  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Media Newswire (press release)The vast majority of lymphatic-disease patients suffer from lymphedema, a lifelong problem of disrupted lymph circulation characterized by fatigue, ...

Fitness classes  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Cape Coral Daily BreezePresented by Lymphedema Resources Inc., the class is offered at no charge as it is funded by grants from The League Club of Naples and the Cape Coral ...

Local Business Report: Elmer rehab center has new location  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Vineland Daily Journal...and neurologic cases related to injury and illness, in addition to balance and vestibular rehabilitation, lymphedema management and hand therapy. ...

Updated NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer Discourages Prophylactic Mastectomy ...  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Reuters...of only a few lymph nodes compared to a full axillary lymph node dissection, and may decrease the risk of lymphedema and pain associated with surgery. ...

TENDER LOVING MEDICAL CARE FROM DR. TRACY CORDRAY | HEALTH  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Westside Today...cancer beyond the breast tissue WITHOUT all of the risks associated with complete axillary node dissections [eg, lymphedema (swelling of the arm). ...

Daily Planner: November 4  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Enterprise-RecordHelps regain range of motion, increase flexibility, reduce swelling from lymphedema, promote positive self-image. Any age, fitness level. ...

A helping hand on the road to recovery  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Farmington IndependentHurley has also gotten training in helping cancer patients identify signs of lymphedema, a swelling of the arms and legs that is the result of reduced lymph ...

Open house focuses on minimizing fall risk  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
YourWestValley.com...vertigo, gait deviations, lymphedema, balance disorders, orthopedic injuries, joint replacement, pain, speech and swallow disorders and incontinence. ...

Group's highest conservative score is 89.8%  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
News & ObserverFolwell was docked points for five votes, including his support of adding lymphedema to the list of health care treatments mandated for coverage by health ...

Daily Planner: November 9  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Enterprise-Record...movement and dance; exercise program helps regain range of motion, increase flexibility, reduce swelling from Lymphedema, promote positive self-image. ...

New concept health studio is an oasis of community enrichment  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Hollywood Gazette...population with yoga classes for students with limited mobility because of Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Lymphedema or other conditions. ...

Disabled woman's scooter stolen from driveway  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Modesto Bee...are four times their normal size and her knees are too stiff to bend — complications from late-stage lymphedema, which causes fluid buildup in her legs. ...

Insurance, donations help cover costs for Duncan baby's care  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Tulsa WorldKayden's parents and grandmother learned Tuesday that SoonerCare will cover compression suits to ease swelling caused by his congenital vascular lymphedema. ...

Massage Reduces Fluid Volume in Lymphoedema Patients but Does Not Improve Arm ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
DG News...[Presentation title: DELTA: A Randomized Trial of Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy for Women With Lymphedema Following Treatment for Breast Cancer. ...

Newton Falls woman's battle with obesity takes positive turn: Whatever ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Plain DealerMoran is hoping to find work as a motivational speaker on obesity and lymphedema (a lifelong affliction). Even with her setbacks, her advice remains the ...



Background information on Lymphedema [When available]

Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The lymphatic system collects and filters the interstitial fluid of the body. Lymphedema is relatively little recognized as being a serious health problem. Doctors and medical staff who practice in fields where this disease is uncommon may fail to correctly diagnose the condition.

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