Beauty queen's whose right leg was three times the size of the left finally has matching limbs
Amy Rivera, 38, suffers from primary lymphedema, a rare condition that made her whole right side swell. But she proved bullies wrong by winning beauty pageants, sky-diving and boxing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler with giant hands is forced to have liposuction to reduce the size of her fists
Cora Ruben, of Minnesota, has lymphedema, which occurs when the lymphatic system does not work properly, leading to swelling in the two-year-old's abdomen, legs and - most obviously - hands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to perform a lymphatic drainage massage
When health conditions cause a buildup of lymph fluid, people can use lymphatic drainage massage to get this fluid moving. In this article, we discuss the benefits of lymphatic massage and how to do it at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 11 causes of swollen ankles
Swollen ankles, or edema, are a common symptom of a variety of conditions. Learn more about the causes of swollen ankles, including lymphedema, pregnancy, cellulitis, and blood clots, here. We also cover how best to treat them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

Globus Medical gains on Street-beating prelims | Wall Street Beat
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) shares closed up yesterday after the orthopedics company reported preliminary fourth-quarter and 2018 sales numbers that beat the consensus forecast on Wall Street. Audubon, Pa.-based Globus said it expects to post Q4 revenues of $195.5 million and full-year sales of $712.5 million; analysts on The Street were looking for quarterly sales of $188.2 million and annual sales of $705.2 million. “Our fourth-quarter and full-year results are indicative of strong momentum in several key strategic areas,” CEO Dave Demski said in prepared remarks. “The fourth quarter marke...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat conformis Globus Medical Iridex Corp. Neuronetics Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are my lymph nodes swollen?
Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate a temporary infection, but they can also be a sign of some medical conditions, including certain immune disorders and types of cancer. We look at the causes of swollen lymph nodes, how to check the lymph nodes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Kathy Bates: 2018 WebMD Health Hero, Game Changer
This Oscar winner is lending her name -- and personal experience -- to an all-out effort to change the way doctors and hospitals approach lymphedema. In her spare time, she’s directing a new breast cancer documentary. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ImpediMed Launches Lymphedema Assessment System
As everyone knows, cancer treatment can be very tough on patients. One of the most common complications is something known as bilateral lymphoedema, a condition that causes significant swelling in the arms or legs. This condition is typically caused by the removal of or damage to the lymph nodes as part of whatever cancer treatment a patient might be undergoing. ImpediMed said it hopes to address this complication through the introduction of its flagship technology, the SOZO System. The SOZO System is a non-invasive device designed to measure, monitor, and manage fluid status and body composition in patients. This is done ...
Source: MDDI - December 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pilot Studies May Shed Light on How to Treat Lymphedema
Improvement in histopathology, skin thickness seen with ketoprofen in exploratory studies in humans (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Pilot Studies May Shed Light on How to Treat Lymphedema
TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 -- Treatment with ketoprofen may improve the skin biology in lymphedema, with improvements noted in histopathology and skin thickness, according to a study published online Oct. 18 in JCI Insight. Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
Researchers in two new pilot studies report that ketoprofen, a common anti-inflammatory drug, significantly eases swelling and other skin damage from lymphedema. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

Common Drug, Ketoprofen, Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ketoprofen Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
Title: Common Drug Shows Promise Against LymphedemaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: Dr. Judith Schaad, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Judith Schaad is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the community outreach - individual category. Here's her story: Dr. Judith Schaad, director of Allegheny Health Network’s Oncology Rehab Program, has taken the fight against lymphedema, a condition that is manifested by swelling of the arms and/or legs, out into the community by teaching people some simple approaches to avoid the often dibilitating condition . Lymphadema is the result of damage to the lymphatic system, an important… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Acupuncture reduces the occurrence of breast cancer-related lymphedema: Study
(Natural News) Painful swellings called lymphedema can appear on a patient’s arms after undergoing surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer. A Chinese study suggested that acupuncture could decrease the chances of this complication, thereby improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Despite the advent of less invasive treatments, lymphedema remains a common problem... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lymphedema Adds to Financial Hardship After Breast Cancer Lymphedema Adds to Financial Hardship After Breast Cancer
More than a decade after breast cancer diagnosis, patient interviews reveal depleted savings, lost job opportunities, delayed retirement, and compromised lymphedema care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast cancer takes financial toll beyond treatment
High healthcare costs continue to burden women after they have been treated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast cancer patients face financial burdens Online tool offers breast cancer treatment education Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options Breast cancer treatment varies in cost-effectiveness ASTRO: Rad therapy doesn't increase lymphedema risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Treating Patients a'Privilege'; Booze and Prostate Ca; Cost of Lymphedema
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The long-term financial toll of breast cancer
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) The financial fallout from breast cancer can last years after diagnosis, particularly for those with lymphedema, a common side effect from treatment, causing cumulative and cascading economic consequences for survivors, their families, and society, a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fujifilm Sonosite taps Ueda as chair, CEO | Personnel Moves – August 9, 2018
Fujifilm‘s (TSE:4901) SonoSite subsidiary said earlier this week it appointed Fujifilm vet and current Fujifilm Medical Systems USA and Fujifilm New Development USA prez Takaaki Ueda as its new chair and CEO. Previously, Ueda has also served as Fujifilm global endoscopy systems division GM, the company said. Ueda will replace the departing Masayuki Higuchi who is returning to Tokyo to take the role of Fujifilm global finance & accounting deputy GM. Alongside the appointment, the company said it also promoted Rich Fabian to the position of prez and COO. Fabian had previously held various executive positions for 15...
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Biolase Carmat Inc. Entellus Medical Inc. fujifilm Haemonetics johnsonandjohnson neurologics orthoconsulting personnel-moves PositiveID Corp. SonoSite Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Treating lymphedema
Treating lymphedema? Lymphedema most commonly is caused by the removal of, or damage to, your lymph nodes during cancer treatment. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling. There's no cure for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study: Acupuncture is an effective and convenient choice to reduce breast cancer-related lymphedema
(Natural News) A Chinese study looked into the use of acupuncture to reduce the occurrence of lymphedema in breast cancer patients. It determined that the traditional Chinese medicinal approach could be a convenient and cost-effective way to manage the symptoms of the breast cancer-related disease. The Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine conducted the study. Its findings... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman has some of the largest legs in the world at 150lbs
Janice Greene, 53, from Jackson, Georgia, has suffered from incurable lymphoedema all her life, which causes a blockage in the lymphatic system, resulting in fluid collecting under the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lymphedema From Cancer and Its Treatment
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

OncoBreak: HPV Vax and Cancer; Machine Spots Lymphedema; Risky Gene Editing
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Machine learning helps detect lymphedema among breast cancer survivors
(New York University) Machine learning using real-time symptom reports can accurately detect lymphedema, a distressing side effect of breast cancer treatment that is more easily treated when identified early, finds a new study led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and published in the journal mHealth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify pitting edema
Edema refers to swelling caused by excess fluid. When swollen skin remains indented after being pressed, this is called pitting edema. It is most common in the legs, ankles, and feet. Several conditions and factors, such as pregnancy, can cause pitting edema. Learn how it is identified, treated, and prevented here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Spots Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema Early Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Spots Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema Early
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

BIS Add-On Reduced Lymphedema in Breast Ca Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Bioimpedance spectroscopy plus conservative therapy improved outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 8, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Early Intervention May Reduce Breast CA-Related Lymphedema
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- For breast cancer patients undergoing treatments that are high risk for the development of breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL), evaluations with bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) allows for early detection of BCRL that is... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Device Might Detect Breast Cancer-Linked Swelling Sooner
THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 -- Testing for small changes in the flow of lymph fluids after breast cancer surgery can spot the start of a painful swelling known as lymphedema before it becomes hard to treat, a new study suggests. Evaluating nearly 150... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lower Leg Lymphedema Common after Gyn Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than a fourth of patients affected (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 29, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Carmen Smith's swollen legs have turned her into Instagram sensation
Carmen Smith, 30, from Pasadena, California, has endured cruel comments from strangers throughout her life after developing lymphedema as a child, which causes her legs, ankles and feet to swell. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's swollen legs have turned her into Instagram sensation
Carmen Smith, 30, from Pasadena, California, has endured cruel comments from strangers throughout her life after developing lymphedema as a child, which causes her legs, ankles and feet to swell. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Instagram sensation's, 30, legs are constantly swollen
Carmen Smith, 30, from Pasadena, California, has endured cruel comments from strangers throughout her life after developing lymphedema as a child, which causes her legs, ankles and feet to swell. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She Survived Breast Cancer, But Says A Treatment Side Effect 'Almost Killed' Her
When many lymph nodes are removed along with a tumor, some patients develop painful and debilitating swelling — lymphedema. More doctors should recognize and help prevent the problem, surgeons say.(Image credit: Luke Sharrett for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

OncoBreak: What Makes a Good Doctor? Guide to Lymphedema; Depression and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Announces Phase 2 LIBERTY Study in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Did Not Meet Primary Endpoint
End of Phase 2 Meeting Scheduled for HDV in February 2018 Phase 2 Readouts for PBH and Lymphedema in Second Half 2018 PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: EIGR), focuse... Biopharmaceuticals Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, pulmonary arterial hypertension, ubenimex (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lymphedema after cancer treatment -- special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology presents research update
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Individuals who have been treated for cancer are at risk for a complication called lymphedema: swelling in the body region where lymph nodes were removed, causing pain and limited function. New research and insights on the management of cancer-related lymphedema are presented in the January special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Neil Warnock's wife Sharon describes lymphoedema  struggle
Sharon Warnock, wife of Cardiff City manager Neil, is suffering from lymphoedema, an incurable condition that affects almost 25 per cent of breast cancer patients after treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neil Warnock's wife Sharon describes lymphoedema  struggle
Sharon Warnock, wife of Cardiff City manager Neil, is suffering from lymphoedema, an incurable condition that affects almost 25 per cent of breast cancer patients after treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simplified Surgery Reduces Lymphedema Risk After ALND Simplified Surgery Reduces Lymphedema Risk After ALND
Simplified surgical technique greatly reduces the risk for postoperative lymphedema following axillary lymph node dissection and breast cancer surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ImpediMed Launches FDA-Approved SOZO(TM)
Diagnostic Device Aids in Clinical Assessment of Lymphedema CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ImpediMed Limited (ASX: IPD), a global provider of medical technology that non-invasively measures, monitors and man... Devices, Product Launch ImpediMed, SOZO, lymphedema (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mum with leg THREE times its normal size gives up dating
Lisanne Casalinuovo, 52, from New Jersey, is too self-conscious to date because she suffers with lymphedema, causing a huge swelling in her right leg. It's impossible to find clothes that fit her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibralign closes syndicate funding round from AngelMD
Fibralign has recently closed a syndicate funding round coordinated by investment and networking platform AngelMD to support its Nanoweave 3D scaffolding tech and medical devices using the technology. The Union City, Calif.-based company’s first product is the BioBridge collagen matrix, which is an implantable, biocompatible and biodegradable surgical mesh with 510(k) clearance for use in surgery to “reinforce and repair soft tissue where weakness and deficiencies exist,” the company said. Fibralign is currently exploring use of the device to treat patients who suffer from secondary lymphedema. &ldqu...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Fibralign Source Type: news

Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care
Some doctors are using lymph node replacement to ease lymphedema, a debilitating condition that gets little attention and has no cure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news