Current Steps to Better Health Article:

June 2019

Lipedema Awareness & Treatment: A Collaborative Approach

Author: Pattie Cornute & Dr. Melissa Gallagher

During Lipedema Awareness month, we hope to help raise awareness of the disease and ways to manage it. Who better to help in that effort than someone living with Lipedema and a Lymphatic Therapist? Pattie Cornute, blogger and Lipedema Fitness founder, along with Naturopathic Physician Dr. Melissa Gallagher share their input on the disease, as well as how to get the most out of the patient-therapist relationship.

Past Steps to Better Health Articles:

May 2019
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Motherly Advice: Living with Lymphedema & Lipedema

Motherly Advice: Living with Lymphedema & Lipedema

Author: Pattie Cornute, Amy Rivera and Amanda Sobey

Every now and then, we can all use some motherly advice, especially when learning to cope with having Lymphedema and/or Lipedema. Being a mother with these conditions creates additional obstacles – physically keeping up with your kids; helping your kids understand your condition; and being mindful of your own body image and how your children perceive that. In honor of Mother’s Day, Pattie, Amy and Amanda share what they’ve learned from living with these diseases and offer advice to other parents.

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April 2019
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Rockin

Rockin' the Dragon Boat (and commemorative sleeve)

Author: Holly Cline, Freelance Writer

Dragon Boat racing is one of the fastest growing team water sports in the world – especially among breast cancer survivors. According to the International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission, the sport originated 2,000 years ago in China. A team of 20 paddlers, each with one oar – plus a steersperson and a drummer to keep everyone in sync – race in an authentic 46-foot long Hong Kong style dragon boat.

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March 2019
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Lymphedema: Not an Excuse to Stop. The Excuse to Try.

Lymphedema: Not an Excuse to Stop. The Excuse to Try.

Author: Thomas Charles Walsh, professional ski racer and ambassador for the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team

Thomas Walsh is a professional alpine ski racer and Paralympian with several accolades proving his skill in his sport. He is also an advocate for raising awareness of lymphedema, which he acquired at the age of 14. Juzo has partnered with Thomas to help inspire others through his story and courageous efforts, on the slopes and off.

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February 2019
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Vein Health and Treatment

Vein Health and Treatment

Author: Lisa W. Darby, MD

Dr. Darby is a Vascular Surgery specialist in Greenville, South Carolina. She attended and graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine and has more than 16 years of diverse experience, especially in Vascular . She is affiliated with many hospitals including GHS Greer Memorial Hospital, GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital, Oconee Medical Center and GHS Patewood Memorial Hospital. She answered some common questions about vein health, what treatment entails and how medical compression helps with venous issues.

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January 2019
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Adapt and Overcome

Adapt and Overcome

Author: Lindsey Sosovec

Lindsey Sosovec is a personal trainer and ski mountaineer. She has lymphedema in her lower limb, but that isn’t holding her back. Personal training, health and fitness are not just her job, they are her life, passion and purpose. By sharing her story, she hopes to show others what is possible.

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