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2013-09-30 23:03:14

The Lymphedema Toolbox version 4 is an update to the popular lymphedema physical therapy continuing education course and patient education development tool. Version 4 is a major upgrade adding updated lymphedema information, digital videos a and a new interface. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The Lymphedema Toolbox is software tool for therapist looking to learn about lymphedema or enhance their current knowledge. This software tool is a outstanding resource to any professional...

2011-12-02 01:54:25

Lymphedema, a chronic swelling condition common in breast cancer survivors, affects three million people in the U.S. In the past, most people believed that exercise might induce or worsen lymphedema. After reviewing the literature, University of Missouri researchers say the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for breast cancer survivors and patients with lymphedema. Jane Armer, professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing, says patients at risk for lymphedema can exercise if they...

2010-12-04 00:00:40

A two-day advanced physical therapy continuing education course that provides the information and techniques needed to problem solve through a complex variety of diagnoses relating to the lymphatic system. Franklin, TN (Vocus/PRWEB) December 02, 2010 This two-day advanced physical therapy continuing education course seminar provides the information and techniques needed to problem solve through a complex variety of diagnoses relating to the lymphatic system. Complex diagnoses include...

2009-02-12 07:30:00

Cancer Survivors Share Lifetime Risk for the Disease PHOENIX, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Although major advances have been made in the prevention and treatment of cancer, more attention needs to be given to one of the more serious side effects of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy -- the painful and often progressive condition called lymphedema, a panel of vascular experts reported today. "While we hear so much about cardiovascular disease, few physicians are familiar with lymphedema -- the...

2008-06-24 02:29:21

Weight-loss surgery can reduce the risk of cancer for seriously obese patients by more than 80 per cent, say researchers. A study of almost 7,000 patients found a strong association between bariatric surgery and protection from cancer. Bariatric surgery involves modifications to the stomach or intestines to reduce food intake or calorie absorption. Procedures include inserting "gastric bands" which restrict access to the stomach, removal of part of the stomach, and gastric bypasses...