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  • Skin: Clues to Vein Health

    With one system carrying blood just beneath the other, the connection between skin and veins is an intimate one. The role of veins is to carry deoxygenated blood back up to the heart, usually against gravity. In...

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  • Men: Don’t Wait To Get Help For Vein Problems

    Anatomically, men’s leg veins are no different from women’s leg veins. In fact, looking at ultrasound imaging of a leg, one would be hard-pressed to tell if it belonged to a woman or a man. Venous disease...

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  • Standing on the Job

    Nurses, doctors, teachers, hairdressers, bank tellers, assembly line workers, even lobsterman – there are many occupations where people are on their feet for hours on end. These jobs often take a physical toll, especially on the legs...

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  • Compression: The Not-So-Secret Weapon of Vein Specialists

    The best board-certified vein specialists are always looking for innovative ways to treat patients’ vein disease at the source of the problem. Minimally invasive treatments such as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and sclerotherapy have been joined by...

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  • Love Your Feet

    Whether you’re standing still, running to your next appointment, or dancing the salsa, think about how much time you spend on your feet. Most Americans log 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age...

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  • Healthy Legs at Any Age

    George Burns, that wise philosopher, said it best: “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” There’s no denying biology, but when a patient enters his or her golden years, attitude and lifestyle...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleeplessness

    When it’s time for bed at the end of the day, do your legs twitch and keep you awake? If you’ve ever tried to fall asleep at night but been stymied by the overwhelming urge to move...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Women, Pregnancy and Vein Health

    Pregnant women experience a multitude of physical changes as their bodies prepare for birth. Some changes are exquisite – others, not so much. Safe to say, you can put varicose veins in that latter category. Varicose veins...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • How Screening Can Help Vascular Health

    Your vascular system is made up of a vast network of blood vessels, including the arteries and veins. To put it simply, arteries carry oxygenated blood away from your heart to all parts of the body where...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Can Compression Raise Your Game?

    Vein specialists have long touted the benefits of graduated compression garments for patients with venous symptoms, but in recent years, athletic coaches and fitness trainers have begun to get on board. Compression socks or stockings are worn...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

    The short answer to this question is: we’re not exactly sure. In fact, a single unifying cause of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) has yet to be established. What we do know is that there are many potential...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Risk Factors for Vein Disease: Changing the Things You Can

    What’s the likelihood that you might suffer from symptoms of venous (vein) disease, such as varicose veins, leg heaviness, or restless leg syndrome? There are a number of risk factors for vein problems that can be divided...

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  • Can Athletes Get Blood Clots?

    Tennis superstar Serena Williams. Olympic speed skater Rebekah Bradford. Miami Heat center Chris Bosh. What do these sports pros have in common? All have suffered from blood clots in their lungs that originated in their deep vein...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Could My Legs Feel Better?

    Have you ever asked your doctor if that ache in your legs at the end of the day is something more? Or do you wonder if you might get varicose veins like your mom? Vein, or venous,...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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