Lymphedema the subject of NIHD Healthy Lifestyle Talk

Press release

Please join Northern Inyo Healthcare District for a Healthy Lifestyle Talk on Lymphedema this Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. at NIHD’s Birch Street Annex, 2957 Birch Street, Bishop, near the Jill Kinmont Boothe School.

The talk is titled “When Elevation Isn’t Enough: How to Manage Swelling and Improve Every Day Life.” NIHD’s Certified Lymphedema Therapists Laura Molnar and Monica Jones will discuss how the condition can be aided with physical therapy. Molnar is a Physical Therapist and Jones is an Occupational Therapist with NIHD’s Rehabilitation Services.

Lymphedema occurs when fluid collects and causes painful swelling, or edema, in the arms and legs. The condition is commonly caused by lymph node removal or damage due to cancer or its treatment.

About Northern Inyo Healthcare District: Founded in 1946, Northern Inyo Healthcare District features a 25-bed critical access hospital, a 24-hour emergency department, a primary care rural health clinic, a diagnostic imaging center, and clinics specializing in women’s health, orthopedics, internal medicine, pediatrics and allergies and general surgery. Continually striving to improve the health outcomes of those who rely on its services, Northern Inyo Healthcare District aims to improve our communities one life at a time. One team, one goal, your health.

 

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