Intermountain Healthcare

Importance of Consulting a Certified Lymphedema Specialist

By Intermountain Healthcare

There are many conditions that cause edema (swelling) in our bodies, and some are more serious than others. In general, swelling is caused by:

  • Trauma
  • Surgical intervention such as the removal of lymph nodes and vessels during cancer surgery
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Reactions to medications that cause inflammation in the tissues in and beneath the skin

Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare Strengthen Collaboration

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare have formed a new collaboration to support innovative projects in research, patient care and medical education. As a first part of the effort, Intermountain will provide a $1.25 million grant to Stanford Medicine to support clinical research projects, particularly in the areas of heart disease and cancer, as well as novel methods to improve health care delivery and clinician training.