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February, 2019

 

Woman with Lymphedema Defies Bullies

Carmen, 30, told Barcroft TV: Be what you wanna be, not stuck in this weird box society wants to keep us in. Our differences make us beautiful. I always tell my followers on Instagram to embrace their bodies at every step of our journey. Lymphedema is most commonly seen after a lymph node dissection, surgery and/or radiation therapy, but it can also be inherited or caused by injury to the lymphatic vessels.


How To Beat A Narcissist Who Plays Mind Games

When you try to attack a narcissist, it’s most likely that they will attack you even worse than they did before. Here’s what you need to know about revenge against a narcissist. It’s a painful and emotionally damaging experience when you have a narcissist in your life. They can make you constantly doubt yourself and push you to the point of breaking. But there’s no reason why you should let yourself suffer because of the mind games of a narcissist. You might want to make things right in your lifeRead More


Change in brain cells linked to opiate addiction, narcolepsy

Chemical messengers abundant in heroin users, lacking in narcolepsy Two discoveries — one in the brains of people with heroin addiction and the other in the brains of sleepy mice — shed light on chemical messengers in the brain that regulate sleep and addiction, UCLA researchers say. In 2000, UCLA researchers discovered that human narcolepsy is caused by a loss of roughly 90 percent of the 80,000 brain cells containing hypocretin, also called orexin, a chemical messenger, or neurotransmitter, important in the regulation of sleep. Narcolepsy causes excessive sleepiness, sleepRead More


Local therapist helps educate patients, public on lymphedema

Judy Harrison saw a need to become an educator in addition to being a healer, making a decision more than a decade ago to become a certified lymphedema therapist. The former Beavercreek resident who now lives in Waynesville said lymphedema is fairly unknown, and she emphasized how important it is to educate people about it. Lymphedema is an incurable health condition, but one that can be controlled with the right care. It normally creates unusual swelling in a patient’s arms or legs. “The lymphatic system is a significant part ofRead More


Ketoprofen ‘a huge step forward’ for treatment of lymphedema symptoms

The anti-inflammatory drug ketoprofen appeared to effectively treat lymphedema symptoms and ease the burden of care, according to study results. “Ketoprofen restores the health and elasticity of the skin. … I believe it will reduce recurrent infection [and] can also reduce swelling,” Stanley G. Rockson, MD,professor of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, said in a press release. “This new treatment does not cure lymphedema, but our studies show it has the capacity to make the illness more livable and more workable.” Lymphedema — a common condition that stems from aRead More