Ready or not, summer is here! The sun is heating up in the northern hemisphere, & heat, humidity, & sweat are upon us. So how do we try to minimize lymphedema exacerbations that are so common this time of year? Josh Levin, president of LympheDIVAs, & I discussed strategies to empower our patients to independently manage their lymphedema during the hot summer months.
Josh Levin became President of LympheDIVAs in 2010, 3 years after his sister passed away from breast cancer. Before joining LympheDIVAs, Josh had several different career lives. After graduating from Brandeis with a major in psychology and minors in philosophy and classics he started his professional life in public relations and website management for Blissworld (including Bliss Day Spas, Bliss products and the BlissOut catalog) but moved into digital project management for the advertising firm FCBi after two years. After gaining this experience, he returned to graduate school for a completely unrelated field: Underwater Archaeology. After graduating from Texas A&M with a masters in anthropology, he returned to New York City to work for the consulting firm frog design as a project manager. After ascending the corporate ladder to Associate Director, he joined LympheDIVAs where he is able to bridge his product experience, project management and public relations to continue his sister’s machine to help those suffering from lymphedema both physically and emotionally.
7:11 Helping patients with summertime lymphedema management
17:54 When getting into the clinic is a problem
22:10 Year-round management to decrease summertime flare-ups