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Lymphedema – attempting to separate fact from fiction

There is still very little understood about lymphedema. Because the largest population of those who suffer from secondary lymphedema (that is lymphedema as a result of surgery for something else) are breast cancer survivors, many of the studies involve the breast cancer population. I want to highlight that there is a difference between prevention of… Read More »

Does someone in your family have celiac?

I’m reading the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s free ebook Jump Start Your Gluten Free Diet: Living with Celiac/Coeliac Disease & Gluten Intolerance. As I read I find I’m a little frustrated. I wish someone had told me sooner that celiac disease was a genetic disease – that is, there is a gene mutation… Read More »

Which doctor is in charge?

I find myself often wondering, which one of my doctors is in charge? Which one is “the most responsible physician”? In my case this all gets complicated. I see a lot of doctors and nurse practitioners, across two different systems (Stanford and Palo Alto Medical Foundation). My medical conditions have overlaps, so when one doctor… Read More »