Friday, August 11, 2006

National Lymphedema Network

The National Lymphedema Network (NLN)

The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema. The NLN is supported by tax-deductible donations and is a driving force behind the movement in the U.S. to standardize quality treatment for lymphedema patients nationwide. In addition, the NLN supports research into the causes and possible alternative treatments for this often incapacitating, long-neglected condition.

National Lymphedema Network

I also want to let everyone know that today the National Lymphedema Network posted is new position paper of treatment for lymphedema.

You can find it at this link:

Lymphedema Treatment

Links to All their position papers from 2003-2006 can be found at this page:

National Lymphedema Network Position Papers on Lymphedema

These papers include:

Training of Lymphedema Therapists

Air Travel and Lymphedema

Exercise for Lymphedema Patients

Lymphedema Risk Reduction Practices

You can't get better information then what the NLN puts out.