Even though medical journal articles on lymphedema are proliferating, much remains unknown about the disease. And public awareness about the condition remains lamentably low. So it’s important that people speak out about lymphedema, in discussions with friends and co-workers, and in the media, with the goal of raising awareness and making a convincing case to policymakers and legislators for more research and better treatment.
World Lymphedema Day celebrated its 6th year on March 6, 2021. This year’s celebration included daily educational sessions from the NLN which are now availble to watch online.
In 2020, we seized the moment to pivot to Zoom and in doing so, have been able to not only sustain our programs, but increase participation and reach a wider geography.
I love gardening and can get lost in that activity for hours, especially during springtime. Weeding, planting, and trimming give me an opportunity to experience the many wonderful sights and […]
In early spring of 2020, Juzo held their 10th anniversary Power Symposium in Las Vegas. Juzo is a family owned manufacturer of compression garments, headquartered in Ohio. http://www.juzousa.com/ The four-day […]
These are anxious times and you may want to know if lymphedema poses any additional health risks in relation to COVID-19. Below is a website link from LSN (Lymphoedema Support […]
The Northwest Lymphedema Center’s website will be undergoing some changes. Discussion and design are in process. The end result will be a website that is easier to navigate and is […]
March 6 was officially recognized by the U.S. Senate in 2016 as World Lymphedema Day. Since then countries around the world are stepping up to the plate to bring awareness […]
When the popular press focuses on Lymphedema it is always a welcome moment! Thank you to Lola E. Peters for sharing her Lymphedema journey and more in CROSSCUT. Thank you […]
With encouragement from my friend, Laurie, we both attended the 2019 3rd Annual Lymphedema Patient Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. The event was hosted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and […]