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January 12, 2022

Is There a Cure for Lipedema?

This is a 4-minute read. Imagine being newly diagnosed with lipedema. Now there’s one overriding question: “Is there a cure for lipedema?” Unfortunately, the short answer […]
October 18, 2021

Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Why is Addressing Fibrosis So Important?

by Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA  This is a 9 minute read Breast Cancer-related Fibrosis: An Evidence-based Update Fibrosis is a process that occurs when healthy […]
August 20, 2021

Lipedema Patient Roundtable – August 2021

Living with lipedema can be painful. But one of the beautiful things about living with lipedema is the community and the wealth of information and support it offers. A big theme during the August Roundtable was pain relief, with panelists and attendees discussing everything from cold laser therapy and far-infrared light therapy to flotation tanks and medicinal marijuana.
July 16, 2021

7 Critical Tasks for Treating Lymphedema

Lymphedema is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood diseases in the human population. Although 1 in 1,000 Americans has secondary lymphedema and 1 in 100,000 […]
June 24, 2021

Tools for Lipedema Treatment

By Dr. Karen L/ Herbst, M.D., Ph.D. Lipedema puts a strain on the body and may lead to psychosocial distress, loss of mobility and quality of […]
June 2, 2021

Decide How Much Living You Want to Do: The Blanche Pepitone Interview

Diagnosed with lymphedema as a baby, Blanche Pepitone had her first surgery at 18 months old. Her parents and siblings raised her to live life fully, regardless of her condition, and that has been Blanche's lifelong credo: "You've got to decide how much living you want to do and do what it takes to live that life."
May 26, 2021

Fight, Finish, Faith With Mary Kastelberg

Mary Kastelberg was diagnosed with lymphedema at age 12. This is her story, shared in partnership with LE&RN, a nonprofit network devoted to spreading awareness and […]
May 24, 2021

Who is the Best Candidate for an Innovative Lymphatic Surgery?

By Dr. Jay Granzow This is an 11-minute read. For me, as a lymphedema reconstructive plastic surgeon, everything is centered around patient care and looking at […]
April 23, 2021

How Lymphatic Surgery Works Hand-in-Hand With Compression Therapy

By Dr. Jay Granzow This is an 11-minute read. Delving deeper into case histories, we can explore the impact of lymphedema therapy and compression garments and […]
January 22, 2021

Addressing the Epicenter of Lipedema Pain Through Innovative Surgery

An Interview with Dr. Jaime Schwartz of Total Lipedema Care Dr. Jaime Schwartz is a board-certified plastic surgeon and world-renowned lipedema specialist who has dedicated much […]