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Jan
By Caroline Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, and Missy Baylor, OTR, LMT, CSWS, CLT-LANA Editor’s note: This article is based on a pediatric lymphedema webinar Caroline Fife and Missy Baylor presented on September 29, 2022. Access this webinar and watch more webinars from the Lympha Press Education Series on YouTube. This ...
Published: 30 January, 2023
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Dec
By Lisa Berman Sylvestri, MSPT, CLT-LANA This is a 16-minute read. Muscle pump activity is crucial to the management of lymphedema. The body’s muscles move restorative substances to nourish the pathways with essential fluid flow. In this article, I’ll explain how decongestive exercises for lymphedema ...
Published: 19 December, 2022
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Nov
By Linda-Anne Kahn CLT-LANA, NCBTMB, CDT, CHNC This is a 9-minute read. Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is found in 1 in 10,000 to 20,000 people. It involves severe allergic reactions due to the activation of antibodies on the body’s mast cell surfaces, which are found throughout the skin, blood vessels, ...
Published: 28 November, 2022
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Oct
When someone has vascular disease, they’re much more likely to have a mental health disorder. This medical fact doesn’t always receive enough attention in the healthcare community. Why are people with vascular disorders so much more likely to develop mental health conditions? The answer lies in a complex set ...
Published: 31 October, 2022
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Sep
This is a 5-minute read. New research shows compelling evidence that compression therapy is an effective treatment for breast cancer-related lymphedema of the thorax. Patients and healthcare providers can confidently incorporate compression therapy into lymphedema treatment options after breast cancer. Below ...
Published: 26 September, 2022
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Aug
This is a 13-minute read. By Heather Hettrick PT, PhD, CWS, AWCC, CLT-LANA, CLWT, CORE From the depths of the sea to outer space, new insights are emerging about how the lymphatic system functions in extreme environments. Astronauts and sea turtles have exhibited symptoms of lymph dysfunction, the study ...
Published: 31 August, 2022

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