Black Ice Fall Can Be Very Dangerous

I fell on Friday on black ice on our sidewalk, as I hurried out of the house to go to the DECC as I was a volunteer for an event. I slipped, either broke my thumb or sprained it. Hit my head, cut my hand, and then my arm/shoulder got bent. I laid in the…
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Heide’s To Meet Your Personal Needs

Heide’s is the best kept secret in town. It is located at 701 N. 6th St. S., Duluth, 218-722-7860. Here is where men and women can buy compression socks for traveling and for medical issues like limb swelling or lymphedema. They also sell swimwear to any female. I have never seen mens swim where there.…
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Radiation Induced Lymphedema

There is some reasearch out there that radiation increases lymphedema in breast cancer patients. Some patients also have lung and heart problems from radiation to the left side of the chest wall. There is just more trouble with patients radiated on the left side. Heart problems of course increase cardiovascular mortality.

Lymphedema And MA Stockings And Arm Supports

Those patients in the state who are on MA (medical assistance) insurance and have lymphedema need to wear support hose or arm support hose depending on the source of their problem. They can no longer get coverage in our state. In fact, medical assistance in this state will no longer cover it.  If you no longer are using your support hose…
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