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American Cures Act, Position Paper

American Cures Act, Position Paper

LE&RN supports the American Cures Act (S.1250/H.R.2401). 

The American Cures Act asks for annual budget increases of 5 percent plus inflation at America’s top four biomedical research centers: the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department

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Interview with Wei F. Chen, MD

Interview with Wei F. Chen, MD

Dr. Wei F. Chen is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, specializing in micro surgery for people with LE. LE&RN caught up with Dr. Chen in April at the 8th World Lymphedema Surgery Symposium at Chang Gung Hospital in Tapei, Taiwan. Here

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Identifying Fibrosis in Every Stage of Lymphedema

Identifying Fibrosis in Every Stage of Lymphedema

A guest blog by Karen Ashforth, OT MS CLT-LANA

[This is a 6-minute read.]

This is our first article in the “Understanding Fibrosis” series, which is intended to shed new light on fibrosis, its central role in the development of lymphedema, and treatment strategies for overcoming its

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LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates testifies on Capitol Hill

LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates testifies on Capitol Hill

On April 9, 2019, LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Her testimony had been requested by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT), House Committee on Appropriations, Chair, when the two met

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