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Inability to pay attention may be at the core of ‘Chemo Brain’

Many cancer survivors report cognitive problems following chemotherapy – dubbed ‘chemo brain’, but the underlying causes remain unclear. New data suggests that an inability to sustain attention over time, crucial to normal daily activities and instrumental for other areas of cognitive function, may be to blame. This suggests strategies for combating it….

Is manual lymphatic drainage a cost-effective treatment for early lymphedema?

Manual lymphatic drainage is a central tenant of Complex (Combined) Decongestive Therapy, the standard treatment for the chronic swelling condition known as lymphedema.  While the benefits of manual lymphatic drainage are well recognized for cases of longstanding lymphedema, does it provide enough benefit for early cases to warrant the added…