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Latest Lymphedema Stories

2013-06-18 23:24:39

Nouvelle Inc., one of the world's leading providers of compression wear recovery products, offers an expanded line of arm care garments. Arm lifts in women have increased by the thousands in recent years, as documented by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Nouvelle specializes in crafting garments to accommodate arm surgeries performed in conjunction with breast augmentation and reduction. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 New statistical data released by the American Society...

2013-05-29 12:25:23

This technology is now being used in Charlotte to help target weight loss. CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Austrian Cyclist Gerald Bauer will be directly benefiting from Charlotte based HYPOXI therapy and equipment to give him a possible racing edge in the Race Across America. Gerald will specifically use the Charlotte HYPOXI Multispectrum S120 device one week prior to the race and each day after the race. Dr. Fedor Fomin of HYPOXI will be providing the therapy. These...

2013-05-16 23:32:34

Angelina Jolie's courage to undergo breast cancer preventive double mastectomy creates headlines and the opportunity for greater awareness on the issue. Doctors of Physical Therapy help patients regain function and proper movement after the mastectomy -From Hands-On News. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Over 230,000 women are diagnosed every year with invasive breast cancer as reported by the American Cancer Society. Mammograms, clinical breast exams and self-breast exams are some of the...

2013-04-17 14:32:42

A new UCSF study has found a clear association between certain genes and the development of lymphedema, a painful and chronic condition that often occurs after breast cancer surgery and some other cancer treatments. The researchers also learned that the risks of developing lymphedema increased significantly for women who had more advanced breast cancer at the time of diagnosis, more lymph nodes removed or a significantly higher body mass index. The study is the first to evaluate genetic...

2013-03-02 23:00:58

Platelet-rich plasma therapy relieves chronic swelling, reduces pain. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2013 Until now, patients with lymphedema turned to compression and/or physical therapy for relief from this chronic inflammatory condition and its associated wounds. Thanks to a pioneering treatment developed by Dr. Bill Releford, D.P.M, they have another option: platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). By using proprietary PRP injections, Dr. Releford´s protocol reduces the pain and...

2013-02-20 16:25:20

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightLife Direct, a medical compression garment and support wear distributor, has released its 2013 compression hosiery Buyer's Guide. The catalog provides an informative overview of the different products that are available, as well as color, sizing and pricing guides. Items in the new Buyer's Guide include quality compression stockings, leg sleeves, diabetic socks and lymphedema armsleeves from quality brands such as Sigvaris, Mediven,...

2012-12-31 05:02:17

The Florida Board of Physical Therapy and the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy pre-approve The Interactive Shoulder Algorithm, Utilizing Pilates for Rehab and the Lymphedema Toolbox for Continuing Education Course contribution for professional license renewal. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 The Interactive Shoulder Algorithm is an exciting learning tool for individual therapists or teams of therapists seeking to effectively evaluate the shoulder complex for orthopedic...

2012-12-22 05:03:42

Specializing in improving the quality of life for those suffering from venous and lymphatic diseases, BSN Medical develops and manufactures products used in the care and management of afflictions like varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, venous ulcers, peripheral edemas and lymphodema. As the number one physician-recommended brand of compression hosiery in the USA, the JOBST® brand from BSN Medical sets the standard for quality and is recognized and...

2012-12-19 11:31:53

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a set of proteins circulating in blood whose levels accurately flag the presence of lymphedema. The findings, to be reported Dec. 18 in PLoS ONE, spur optimism that this common but relatively neglected condition, which affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States, finally will be amenable to detection (and, eventually, treatment) with 21st-century techniques. Lymphedema is an often-painful inflammatory...

2012-12-07 08:24:03

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wright Therapy Products, Inc., a market leader in providing home-based solutions for patients suffering from lymphedema and venous insufficiency, announced today that they successfully closed a $3 million Series B financing round. The capital raise was primarily subscribed by high-net-worth angel investors through Eagle Ventures, based in Shadyside, PA. "We are very excited to complete the B round," said Michael Hinson, President and CEO of Wright...