Lymphedema, Lipedema & Vascular health: Blogs & Tips

Lymphedema, Lipedema & Vascular health: Blogs & Tips

Current Steps to Better Health Article:

February 2024

Compression and Lipedema

Author: Paula Donahue, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, MBA

Paula advised Juzo during the development of the new Juzo Sensation medical compression garments that help manage lipedema-related symptoms. She explains how compression, specifically “micromassage” fabric in Juzo Sensation garments, helps those impacted by lipedema.

Past Steps to Better Health Articles:

January 2024
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Lymphedema Insurance Coverage Q&A

Lymphedema Insurance Coverage Q&A

Author: Carmen Anderson, MS, CCC, SLP Reimbursement & Market Access Consultant

Insurance coverage for lymphedema patients outlined in the Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) took effect Jan. 1, 2024. Learn what this means for lymphedema patients and insurance coverage for medical compression garments.

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December 2023
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LE&RN Launches Patient Resource Center

LE&RN Launches Patient Resource Center

Author: Veronica Seneriz, Patient Services Director

The LE&RN Resource Center is a complimentary global support service to assist the lymphatic community in navigating the complexities of lymphatics diseases. Veronica Seneriz explains what is available in the LRC and her personal inspiration behind the initiative.

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November 2023
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Q&A with Skin Cancer Survivor Brittanny Groover

Q&A with Skin Cancer Survivor Brittanny Groover

Author: Brittanny Groover

As a Stage 2B Melanoma Skin Cancer survivor and lymphedema warrior, Brittanny Grover is a strong advocate for those impacted by both conditions. She is doing what she can to spread awareness of early detection and the benefits of medical compression. Read more about her journey and sources of strength.

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October 2023
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The State and Future of Cancer Rehabilitation in the United States

The State and Future of Cancer Rehabilitation in the United States

Author: Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT, FAAOMPT

In 2023, it is estimated that there will be 1.9 million newly diagnosed cancer cases in the United States. A cancer diagnosis impacts all aspects of an individual’s life, including social, emotional and physical well-being.

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August 2023
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Juzo Compression FAQs

Juzo Compression FAQs

Author: Caroline Pinney, Juzo Education Manager

We compiled some of the most frequently asked questions from social media and answered them for you. As a bonus, we included links to helpful resources with information about donning, doffing, caring for compression garments and more.

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July 2023
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Pediatric Lymphedema

Pediatric Lymphedema

Author: Amber Prailey, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

Pedi-CLT Amber Prailey shares what she’s learned about pediatric lymphedema throughout her career, existing obstacles for treatment and how early intervention benefits children born with the condition.

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June 2023
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Exercise Benefits

Exercise Benefits

Author: Joshua Trock, DPT, RVT, CLT-LANA

Exercise has many benefits—especially for people with disorders affecting the lymphatics system. Lymphedema Therapist (and exercise enthusiast) Joshua Trock outlines what types of exercises you should do, why and how frequently.

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May 2023
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Cellulitis: Signs, Symptoms and Prevention

Cellulitis: Signs, Symptoms and Prevention

Author: Brandy Mckeown, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CLWT

Patients with lymphedema are at risk for developing cellulitis—a sudden onset infection of the skin and soft tissues. Brandy explains how to recognize the signs and symptoms of cellulitis, and ways to prevent it from occurring.

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April 2023
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Managing Fibrosis

Managing Fibrosis

Author: Brandy Mckeown, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CLWT

When lymphedema goes unmanaged, tissues become more fibrotic—or thick—due to a buildup of protein rich fluid. This can be very uncomfortable and even painful. Brandy explains how to manage and reduce fibrosis if this happens to you.

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March 2023
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Why Nighttime Compression is Important

Why Nighttime Compression is Important

Author: Joachim E. Zuther

Curious about the effectiveness of a nighttime compression garment to manage lymphedema? Lymphedema Specialist Joachim E. Zuther explains the benefits and how to select a proper garment, designed for that purpose, like the Juzo Night.

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