February 1999 Edition
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One of the most frequent questions we receive concerns infections in patients with lymphedema. Most people want to know how likely they are to get an infection and what they can do to prevent an infection.
Tony Reid MD Ph.D
New Communication Avenue
For those of you who participated in our Live On Line Chat, we would like to thank you, however, due to the inability to find a day and a time to accommodate a majority, we have changed the format. We now have a Messaging Board. If you have a screen name and password from the On Line Chat, that same name and password will now allow entry and use of the Messaging Board. If you do not currently have a screen name and password and would like one to be able to participate in the interactive Message Board, go h
ere, Lymphedema Board. From there you may submit for a screen name and password.
Lymphedema Awareness Day, Orlando Florida, March 6th
AnnDee and Noel from Peninsula Medical had the opportunity to be in Orlando this past weekend for the Lymphedema Awareness Day. It was a delightful experience and a good turnout of patients and health care providers alike. They had the opportunity to meet some of people only previously known through email and telephone. There were quite a few speakers and enough topics that it could have been a two day event. We hope there are more of these events in the future and that awareness of lymphedema grows, subse quently the issues concerning lymphedema are more readily addressed.