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Compression Crop Top by Wear Ease® December 29 2016

Style 785, Compression Crop Top is a very trendy top that offers variety to the woman recovering from surgery or dealing with swelling from lymphedema.  It provides compression for the upper torso.  It is a short version of our Compression T, style 915, but is easier to fit since it does not involve fitting the lower torso.  It is perfect for the woman who does not need compression on her...

Healthy Habits for Patients at Risk for Lymphedema April 27 2016

  Healthy Lifestyle:  A healthy diet and exercise are important for overall good health.   Maintain optimal weight through a healthy diet and exercise to significantly lower risk of lymphedema Gradually build up the duration and intensity of any activity of exercise. Review the Exercise Position paper.*  Take frequent rest periods during activity to allow for recovery. Monitor the at-risk area during and after activity for change in size, shape,...

SPRING 2016 Newsletter April 22 2016

SPRING 2016 Newsletter Quick Links www.wearease.com Call us: 866-251-0076  lymphedema blog New Camisole! Compression Camisole, Style 912 Similar to our popular slimmer, Style 910 with new features: - Wider, shorter strap - Shorter length - Teal color - Perfect for petite figure Calling all LymphedemaTherapists! Interested in our compression garments? Contact us to find a reseller near you! 866-251-0076 info@wearease.com    In This Issue New High Waist Compression Capri by...

All Compression Garments Are Not Created Equal October 20 2015

Each person’s limb is unique and responds differently to compression; your age, the condition of your skin and tissues, and your ability to apply and remove a garment are important considerations in garment choice.  Knowing the many options available and the differences between the various garment brands will help you find the best garment for your limb.  Ready- made garments are generally a good starting point if your limb length...

Compression Shapewear by Wear Ease October 06 2015

Wear Ease Shapewear is a line of sewn garments specifically designed to help manage swelling resulting from surgery or lymphedema.  All shapewear items (780, 910, 912, 915 and 970) are constructed of a sturdy and compressive fabric   (80% nylon/20% spandex)   that feels cool and comfortable to the touch.  These garments were designed to provide maximum comfort and compression that results in 100% compliance when fitted properly.   All styles in this...

Who Benefits from Wearing a Post-Surgical Bra? September 29 2015

Women who plan to have any type of breast or chest surgery procedure               Women who plan to have any type of breast or chest surgery or procedure will benefit from wearing a post-surgical bra. Post-surgery bras are an important step in the healing process. The chest area is stabilized and kept free from infection. Scaring and swelling are reduced with compression, and drain tubes...

5 Ways To Get Ready For Summer June 18 2015

5 Ways To Get Ready For Spring SPRING CLEAN YOUR CLOSET Hide away your winter clothes, and dig out the spring ones! Find things you can layer for the colder days, and pretty spring dresses for the warmer ones… and make sure you check what still fits, and get rid of anything that doesn’t. That will get you some spring spending money! TAKE TIME FOR YOUR SKIN  Your winter moisturizer...

ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER? June 18 2015

ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER? Are you protecting yourself from the dangerous rays of the sun? We often forget to take care of our skin year round. Just because it is cold outside doesn't mean your skin is not getting damaged. Exposure to the sun is drying at the very least and one of the major causes of aging. KEEP YOUR SKIN LOOKING YOUNG AND HEALTHY Protect your skin from the sun....

Lymphedema Awareness June 18 2015

What is Lymphedema?   After breast cancer treatment, localized swelling is normal and should resolve with time. However, you may also be at risk of developing lymphedema, which is a more serious form of swelling that affects the arm or trunk on the same side of your body as your breast cancer. It is important to realize that the symptoms of lymphedema may begin months or even years after your...

Wear Ease Featured in Canada’s Lymphedema Magazine: Pathways January 06 2015

Check out Wear Ease featured in the Winter 2015 Canada’s Lymphedema Magazine: Pathways on page 19! CLICK HERE

Wear Ease Featured in The Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine October 16 2014

Check out Wear Ease in the Fall 2014 Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine. Click Here

Fabric Content Makes A Difference In Surgery Recovery October 10 2014

Different Fabrics for Different Applications  Often,  I hear from people who think that the only acceptable fabric for post-surgical recovery is a natural fabric, primarily cotton.  Depending on the patient’s situation, other fabric choices can be  more comfortable and actually speed recovery.  Identifying fabric is important. More important is the comparison of fabrics. This makes us know the true quality of a fabric by differentiating it from its substitutes.  This...

Benefits Of A Compression Bra October 10 2014

                                          A medical compression garment can assist in the body’s healing process and improve procedure results, post-operatively. Benefits and Risks Associated With Wearing Proper Compression As Directed The benefits of proper compression on the subdermal layers can reduce the risk of seromas, lymphedema, hematomas, and skin unevenness.The Compression Bra by Wear Ease...

Post Surgical Camisoles October 10 2014

POST SURGICAL CAMISOLES Wear Ease has developed post-surgical camisoles for women to wear after breast or     chest surgery.    Although there are many other camisoles on the market, we developed ours’ based upon feedback from women who had had breast surgery and/or fitters.   A post-surgical camisole provides support and comfort for a woman immediately after surgery and throughout recovery.  And may be covered by Medicare or  insurance, but the key...

Healthcare Codes For Medicare & Insurance October 10 2014

2013 HCPCS Codes Released The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPC) codes, which take effect January 1, 2013. Specific to O&P, one L –Code has been added, and description changes were made to four L-Codes. New Codes L-5859: Addition to lower extremity prosthesis, endoskeletal knee-shin system, powered and programmable flexion/extension assist control, includes any type motor(s)....

Preparing for Breast Surgery October 10 2014

Once diagnosed… You and your doctor will want to prepare for your surgery and recovery. Your recovery will be easier if you have a special post-surgical camisole or bra in advance. Such a garment can help alleviate both your physical and emotional discomfort. During recovery… While drains are in place, it can be challenging to find workable clothing solutions. You may feel well enough to leave the house...

Insurance for Breast Cancer Patients – Lymphedema September 11 2014

Insurance for Breast Cancer Patients – Lymphedema http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/wiki/doku.php?id=insurance_codes_for_lymphedema If you are a breast cancer survivor, be sure to cite the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) of 1998 that was signed into law on October 21, 1998 by the 105th Congress. It is called Public Law #105-277. It appears as provision Title IX under Subtitle IV of a much larger Omnibus bill, HR 4328. It is, in fact, this...

Cancer de Mama Clinic 2014: a Win/Win Situation March 31 2014

by CANCERDEMAMA on FEBRUARY 10, 2014 ·  The La Penita Cancer de Mama Clinic provides a vital service to those struggling to cope with breast cancer. Over 427 Mexican women attended the recent clinic, traveling from across the state of Nayarit. What is shocking is that Nayarit has the distinction of having the highest incidence of female cancers in all Mexico. Just in the northern Nayarit municipality of San Pedro Lagunillas, which is a...

Lymphedema Treatment Act Legislative Action Center January 29 2014

You can make a difference and ensure that the millions of Americans with lymphedema are no longer denied the treatment coverage they desperately need and deserve. The Lymphedema Treatment Act (HR 3877) will improve coverage for the treatment of lymphedema from any cause. Untreated lymphedema is progressive and leads to infection, disfigurement, disability and in some cases even death.  Thus, prognosis for the patient is far worse and treatment more costly when the...

The Benefits of a Post-Surgical Camisole January 16 2014

Wear Ease has developed post-surgical camisoles for women to wear after breast or chest surgery. Although there are many other camisoles on the market, we developed ours’ based upon feedback from women who had had breast surgery and/or fitters. A post-surgical camisole provides support and comfort for a woman immediately after surgery and throughout recovery.  And may be covered by Medicare or  insurance, but the key is to purchase it and...

Therapeutic Compression Bras and Camisoles by Wear Ease® January 13 2014

Wear Ease offers a complete line of products to meet the needs of women recovering from breast or chest surgery and side effects such as lymphedema and limited mobility.    COMPRESSION BRA, STYLE 790: A bra for post-surgical recovery & lymphedema Fabric Consistency: High quality compression garments contain inlay threads, which are made of Spandex yarn. These inlay threads are knitted into the material in a continuous manner, thus providing the...

Very Berry Antioxidant Salad January 03 2014

This salad packs a healthy punch! Here's a rundown of ingredients and their health benefits: Avocado – packed with biotin, a vitamin that prevents brittle hair and nails and dry skin Blackberries and Raspberries and Blueberries – loaded with the fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that are crucial for helping the body to age well Spinach – full of folate, which helps skin maintain and repair DNA Pine Nuts – packed with Vitamin E, known for speeding up healthy...

Your Guide to Better Posture January 03 2014

What if someone told you there was a way to add height to your frame, trim some flab from around your middle, and look more vibrant -- instantly, and without spending a cent? You'd sign up, right away, of course. The truth is, you can get all these benefits from following a simple bit of advice your mother gave you long ago: Stand up straight. In the rush to become...

The Right Pair of Jeans for You January 03 2014

SLIP INTO THE PERFECT PAIR OF JEANS The right rise: The rise is the distance from the crotch seam to the top of the waistband. You want a mid-low rise. If you have to bring a tape measure with you when you shop. You're looking for an 8-9 inch rise - below the bellybutton but not too low. The right color: The wash is your next consideration. The 2 worth...
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