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.
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 […]
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 […]
I am a fairly frequent traveler and I like to travel lightly. My goal is to put all my belongings in one carry-on suitcase, whether I’m traveling for a few […]
Hot summer days can cause swelling in people with a normal lymphatic system. Heat is especially problematic in people who have lymphedema. Along with increased swelling comes increased chance of […]