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Technologies improve accuracy and reliability of lymphedema measurement Summer 2015

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Publisher Pathways is published four times per year by BCS Communications Ltd. on behalf of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) and its provincial affiliates. Editorial Board Pamela Hodgson, PT David Keast MD FCFP Roanne Thomas PhD Anna Towers MD FCFP Lucette Wesley CIM Janice Yurick PT Editor Anna Kennedy Editorial Intern Nicole Boulet Advertising and Submissions We welcome your ideas, contributions, letters and ad copy. While all material is subject to Editorial Board approval, inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or reflection of the views and opinions of the CLF and its Editorial Board. Contents may not be reproduced without written permission of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework. Subscription Rates (1 year) Canada–$25. International–$50. Single copies and back issues–$7. Subscriptions/return mail to Canadian Lymphedema Framework 4800 Dundas Street West, Suite 204 Toronto, Ontario M9A 1B1 Telephone: 647-693-1083 Email: pathways@canadalymph.ca www.canadalymph.ca Stock photos in this issue: CanStockPhoto Other photos are courtesy of K.Avanthay, M.McNeely, J.Dalke

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New technologies are improving the accuracy and reliability of measuring limbs affected with lymphedema.

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Lymphedema Research Establishing lymphedema related research priorities in Canada Researchers identify and reach a consensus on lymphedema research topics that are most needed and will have the greatest impact for the lymphedema community.

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................................................................... Top Ten Self-Care Tips for Lymphedema Managing your lymphedema one step at a time

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Tips on maintaining a healthy limb and keeping lymphedema under control.

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Ask the Expert A tool for taking-charge Self-bandaging is an acquired life-long skill useful in managing lymphedema.

................................................................... Working Together for the Best Outcomes A report from the lymphedema clinic at Winnipeg’s Breast Health Centre Encouraging the lymphedema patient and their family as part of the health care team.

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................................................ A Therapist’s Perspective How one small patient inspires a lymphedema therapist and validates her chosen career.

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