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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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The Lymphedema Treatment Act

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This article was written by Heather Ferguson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Lymphedema Advocacy Group. Heather’s relationship with lymphedema began with the birth of her twin boys, Devdan and Dylan, in September of 2006. Dylan was born with primary lymphedema. Her desire to advocate on behalf of lymphedema patients took root when she . . . → Read More: The Lymphedema Treatment Act

Thank you, Lymphedema

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I am glad to share with you an inspiring article written by one of my most favorite people, a big lymphedema‬ advocate, and co-host of a radio show devoted to raise lymphedema awareness, the Lymphedema Mavens radio podcast: Cynthia McKenzie Judge -most know her as “MsCJay”:

Joe Zuther

 

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Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify?

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By Molly Clarke. Ms. Clarke is a regular contributor to the Social Security Disability Help blog where she works to promote disability awareness and assist individuals throughout the application process.

Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify?

Lymphedema is a condition that occurs when vessels in the lymphatic system become blocked.  Lymphedema . . . → Read More: Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify?

Proposed Settlement to Broaden Medicare Coverage for Chronic Conditions

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Dear Readers!

Today an article appeared in the New York Times outlining the proposed settlement of a lawsuit that challenged the government’s practice of denying some coverage to patients whose condition was not improving. This settlement will certainly have an effect on current procedures in terms of Medicare coverage for patients affected by . . . → Read More: Proposed Settlement to Broaden Medicare Coverage for Chronic Conditions

A Message from the Lymphedema Treatment Act

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As of this writing, HR 2499 has 62 cosponsors!  Please help us reach our goal of getting to 100 this year.  At the end of this newsletter you’ll find the cosponsor list as of this publication – if you do not see your Representative’s name please write again at your earliest convenience, using the . . . → Read More: A Message from the Lymphedema Treatment Act

Call to Lymphedema Therapists to Participate in Online Survey

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Dear Practicing Lymphedema Therapist,

The American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) invites you to participate in their second biennial online survey. The ALFP is a national initiative developed under the leadership of recognized clinical experts and investigators in the field of lymphedema. As a collaboration of health care providers, researchers, educators, patients, and industry . . . → Read More: Call to Lymphedema Therapists to Participate in Online Survey

Help to Educate Congress about Lymphedema

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Dear Readers:

I received a message from Heather Ferguson, the young mother from North Carolina who was instrumental in securing the coverage for treatment of lymphedema in North Carolina. Heather was also instrumental in convincing Congressman Larry Kissell of North Carolina to sponsor the Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Savings Act, HR 2499 (formerly . . . → Read More: Help to Educate Congress about Lymphedema

Update on the Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act of 2010

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I would like to share with you an update from Heather Ferguson on the recent stakeholder’s meeting in Washington, DC regarding the latest version of  the “Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act of 2010” (former Bill HR 4662). I am glad that the meeting was extremely productive and that a high level of . . . → Read More: Update on the Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act of 2010

NALEA – A New Organization Concerned With Training Standards For Lymphedema Therapists

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I would like to announce the formation of a new organization concerned with the training standards for lymphedema therapists in North America, the North American Lymphedema Education Association (NALEA).

NALEA is currently an alliance of the four lymphedema therapy certification schools responsible for training the majority of Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT) in North America . . . → Read More: NALEA – A New Organization Concerned With Training Standards For Lymphedema Therapists

Updated NLN Position Paper on Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphedema

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The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) published the updated Position Paper on the “Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphedema”.

This extensive re-written document covers all areas relevant in lymphedema management, to include diagnostic procedures.

Here is a summary:

Summary on Treatment and Diagnosis of Lymphedema

Treatment of lymphedema should be undertaken only after a . . . → Read More: Updated NLN Position Paper on Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphedema