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06/28/2019
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Support Lipedema Research in the USA

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Dr Wright and Dr Buck are enrolling patients ina study on Lipedema. The study aims to determine the effect of weight loss on body composition and fat distribution, metabolic function (insulin sensitivity) and adipose tissue biology in women with lipedema before and after diet intervention. These results will be compared to women with obesity without lipedema. The study will last ~8-9 months and requires 5 outpatients visits and 1 inpatient visit before weight loss, and 5 outpatients visits and 1 inpatient visit after weight loss. We aim to achieve 8%-10%

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06/28/2019
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Dr Herbst and Dr Wright explain the Treat Study to help understand lipedema

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Dr. Thomas Wright and Dr. Karen Herbst go into detail on lipedema and the Treat Study. With their expertise, you will get the inside scoop of what the top doctors of today are interested in the world of lipedema and the treatments for lipedema.    

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06/28/2019
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Save the Date

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Lipedema Educational Seminar WHERE: Meeting Room at Staybridge Suites O’Fallon 1155 Technology Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368 WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 9 am to Noon. WHAT: A casual, educational seminar that will discuss what Lipedema is, how it is diagnosed, and the stages of Lipedema. Conservative and surgical treatments will also be discussed. Dr Vincenza Cifarelli, from Member of Washington University Research Team will be on hand to discuss current NIH funded study looking at Lipedema and Fat Metabolism. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet Dr. Thomas Wright

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06/28/2019
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Free Lipedema Informational Seminar

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Mon, May 13, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CDT Facebook Event Laser Lipo & Vein Center 830 Waterbury Falls Drive #Suite 202 O’Fallon, MO 63368 REGISTER HERE

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06/28/2019
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New Lawsuit Against Denying Coverage for Lipedema Treatment

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If you do a simple online search you can find plenty of cases where new treatment for Lipedema has been denied to potential patients. Lipedema can be extremely difficult to diagnose when you do not have a trusted physician to assist you. Recently, a new lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County on May 16th by law firm Gianelli & Morris. The lawsuit was filed against Kaiser Foundation Health due to an alleged breach of contract by refusing to cover a surgical treatment for lipedema. Allegations Filed The plaintiff was

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03/20/2019
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Lipedema – A Devastating Disease too Often Overlooked

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An excerpt by Dr. Thomas Wright for the Vein Magazine discussing lipedema and its diagnosis. 

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04/9/2018
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FDRS Press Release

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Dr. Wright will be speaking at the Fat Disorders Research Society Convention on April 28th, 2018 at the Double Tree Dallas, where he will shed light on various elements of Lipedema Disease. Difficulties in diagnosing the disorder, effects and causes of it, and the most cutting-edge treatments available today will all be discussed. As a board-certified physician and specialist in Lymphatic and Venous Medicine and the industry leader in treating Lipedema Disease, Dr. Wright is sure to provide a valuable perspective at this great event. Lipedema is a type of

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02/14/2018
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Project: Genetic Risk Factors and Corresponding Mechanisms Underlying Lipedema

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  Lipedema is a painful and debilitating condition affecting approximately 10% of adult women. It is characterized by excessive and painful fat in gynoid areas (buttocks, hips, legs) and a relatively small waist circumference. By capitalizing on multiple complementary studies, we seek to robustly identify genetic risk factors for lipedema and follow-up on specific loci by measuring gene expression levels in affected and unaffected fat tissue. By identifying the genes that cause lipedema, we can identify physiological mechanisms that may be therapeutically acted upon, and potentially make predictions of an

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08/12/2017
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Column: The ‘Disease They Call Fat’ Misunderstood, Misdiagnosed

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Koehrer is indeed struggling with extra weight. The additional pounds the 74-year-old Montgomery woman carries in her legs, thighs and midsection, however, are not the result of poor lifestyle choices but rather an incurable and chronically progressive disease that causes painful accumulations of fat which will not respond to diet or exercise. Read More  

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07/6/2017
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Mikel Ruffinelli Woman With The Largest Hip In The World

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Mikel Ruffinelli is a woman born 43 years ago, at first she was a normal woman like most women, has a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 180 pounds. But it changed drastically when she gave birth to her first child, her weight increased 56 pounds, and strangely again the weight gain is only happening on her hips alone, then more and more often have a child for some reason hipik Mikel increasingly enlarged. And after giving birth to her fourth child the width of this woman’s waist

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