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2010-12-01 13:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Marga F. Massey, MD, CLT, FACS, Founder, and Scott Sullivan, MD, FACS, Chief Clinical Investigator, are proud to announce the establishment of the National Institute of Lymphology. As a consortium of academic leaders of lymphedema care dedicated to validated clinical outcomes research in the field of lymphology, the National Institute of Lymphology is poised to find the cure for lymphedema. Lymphedema is a debilitating condition of localized fluid...

2010-11-23 07:00:00

BRISBANE, Australia and PITTSBURGH, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ImpediMed Limited and Magee-Womens Hospital (Magee) of UMPC today jointly announced Magee's plan to utilize ImpedMed's L-Dex® technology in its newly-launched Lymphedema Screening, Early Detection and Prevention Program (LESEP). The L-Dex technology serves as an aid in the clinical assessment of breast cancer patients at risk of developing lymphedema. The program, under the direction of Atilla Soran,...

2010-11-03 00:04:28

Penn study reveals patients' feelings about cosmetic changes after treatment, frequency of complications A third of breast cancer survivors who received the breast-conserving treatments lumpectomy and radiation rate the appearance of their post-treatment breast as only "fair" or "poor" in comparison to their untreated breast, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study that will be presented today at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation...

2010-10-15 11:48:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. The series will conclude next Friday, Oct. 22. Today's tip sheet, the...

2010-07-01 12:16:23

Community-based lymphatic filariasis education in Orissa State, India, increased treatment compliance from around 50% to up to 90%, according to a study published June 29 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. In their study, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the Church's Auxiliary for Social Action, an India-based non-governmental organization, and IMA World Health, a US-based non-governmental organization,...

2010-05-27 16:52:23

Finding could lead to first-ever target for drug therapy for lymphedema A genetic mutation for inherited lymphedema associated with lymphatic function has been discovered that could help create new treatments for the condition, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Their findings are reported in the June issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. Lymphedema, the swelling of body tissues caused by an accumulation of fluid in a blocked or...

2010-04-06 09:00:00

EXTON, Pa., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient physical therapy services, announced a new clinic location in Erie, PA. Known as Keystone Rehabilitation Systems - Erie South, the clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, as well as treatment for lymphedema, specialized programs for dancers, gymnasts and other performing artists, and a breast cancer rehabilitation program. Leading the physical therapy...

2010-02-17 14:03:27

COLUMBIA, Mo. "“ Lymphedema, a chronic swelling condition that can appear after breast cancer surgery, is a risk for 1.3 million breast cancer survivors. Although lymphedema can cause lifelong swelling in the arms, back, neck and chest, there is no national standard of diagnosis or care. Now, University of Missouri researchers are leading the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP), a national, multi-disciplinary collaboration to develop comprehensive guidelines for the assessment,...

2009-11-04 08:55:34

Results Point to New Ways to Measure "“ and Improve "“ Quality of Life Among Survivors In addition to building muscle, weightlifting is also a prescription for self-esteem among breast cancer survivors, according to new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine research. Breast cancer survivors who lift weights regularly feel better about bodies and their appearance and are more satisfied with their intimate relationships compared with survivors who do not lift weights,...

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2009-08-13 13:45:00

Breast cancer survivors can reduce the impact of post-surgery swelling by lifting weights, according to new research. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that breast cancer survivors who lift weights and exercise their upper body can reduce the swelling symptoms of lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition that results from treatment of breast cancer when lymph nodes are removed from under the arms....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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