Steps to Better Health

Current Steps to Better Health Article:

January 2022

Practices to Reduce Chronic Stress

Author: Kathleen Lisson, CLT

The effects of chronic stress can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, especially chronic illnesses like lymphedema. While eliminating stressors altogether is the best option, that’s not always practical. Lymphedema Therapist Kathleen Lisson offers ways to help our body react more effectively to stressors through resilience practices.

Past Steps to Better Health Articles:

December 2021
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An Advocate’s Journey and Reflection

An Advocate’s Journey and Reflection

Author: Vernonica Seneriz, Juzo Champion

Veronica Seneriz has lymphedema and founded the Lymphie Strong online community and blog as a way to motivate herself and others to get and stay moving. We asked to share how she started on her journey of lymphedema advocacy and her thoughts on the future of lymphatics and those affected by lymphedema.

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November 2021
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The Impacts of Head & Neck Lymphedema

The Impacts of Head & Neck Lymphedema

Author: Lauren Meffen, MA CCC/SLP, CLT

Lauren Meffen is a speech language pathologist with a passion for working with voice and swallow disorders, especially among the oncology population. She has advanced training in lymphedema management and addresses common causes, risk factors and treatment of head and neck lymphedema.

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October 2021
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Breast Cancer Awareness: Radiation Therapy and Its Effects

Breast Cancer Awareness: Radiation Therapy and Its Effects

Author: Jodi Winicour PT, CMT, CLT-LANA

Radiation therapy is a necessary treatment for many women with breast cancer. Without specialized care, ongoing radiation tissue changes can cause pain, lymphedema and reduced quality of life. Jodi explains more about the effects of this treatment and how to manage complications.

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September 2021
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The New Lipedema Standard of Care

The New Lipedema Standard of Care

Author: Linda-Anne Kahn CIDESCO HHP CLT-LANA NCTMB, CMT, CHNC

Awareness of lipedema among medical professionals is often nonexistent. Patients often go most of their lives without receiving the appropriate therapy. The new Standard of Care for Lipedema will help lipedema patients receive proper diagnosis and treatment.

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July 2021
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Compression Helped Me Get My Life Back

Compression Helped Me Get My Life Back

Author: Peggy McCartha, Photographer

Peggy received her lymphedema diagnosis in 2005, but it took her more than eight years to get back on her feet without limited mobility. She credits Juzo compression garments for helping get her life back. Peggy learned what a difference quality compression garments make and has more to share about her experience, which may help you.

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June 2021
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Lipedema: Spreading Awareness and Hope

Lipedema: Spreading Awareness and Hope

Author: Pattie Cornute

Pattie is a blogger and founder of Lipedema Fitness. In honor of Lipedema Awareness Month, she is sharing her personal story of being diagnosed, what she’s learned along the way and what motivates her to help others.

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