Current Steps to Better Health Article:

September 2019

Life is a Beautiful Gift: Ali’s Story

Author: Ali Neff

Ali is a freelance author and social media influencer. She developed lymphedema at 15, after her second heart transplant. In sharing her story, she hopes to positively impact others to chase their dreams – no matter the obstacles they face. She partnered with Juzo to help raise awareness of lymphedema and the benefits of medical compression.

Past Steps to Better Health Articles:

August 2019
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Pregnancy and Vein Health: Know the Benefits of Compression

Pregnancy and Vein Health: Know the Benefits of Compression

Author: Manu Aggarwal, MD

Pregnancy is a time of joy, excitement and celebration. It is also an important time to remind oneself of the cardiovascular changes that occur in the body and what can be done to optimize these changes as the pregnancy progresses. Many of these changes occur to meet the demands of the fetal and maternal metabolic needs.

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July 2019
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STANDING ON THE JOB: How at-risk occupations put a strain on veins

STANDING ON THE JOB: How at-risk occupations put a strain on veins

Author: Cindy Asbjornsen, DO, FACPh

A version of this article first appeared in Vein Health News, a magazine published by the Vein Healthcare Center. Dr. Asbjornsen is the founder of Vein Healthcare Center and the Editorial Director for Vein Health News and certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. She cares for all levels of venous disease, including spider veins, varicose veins and venous ulcers.

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June 2019
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Lipedema Awareness & Treatment: A Collaborative Approach

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.

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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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