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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...

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...

2012-10-23 14:10:58

Living with chronic condition requires patients to use comprehensive self-care practices Nearly 40 percent of breast cancer survivors suffer from lymphedema, a chronic condition that causes body limbs to swell from fluid buildup, as a result of lymph node removal and radiation therapy. A cure for lymphedema does not exist, so individuals with the condition must find ways to manage the symptoms throughout their lifetimes. Now, a team of researchers and clinicians working with a University...


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