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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month, which serves as an important reminder to understand the warning signs and risks associated with this potentially life-threatening condition. What is deep vein thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more...
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March 15, 2016
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Understanding Your Veins

The vascular system is made up of vessels that transport blood throughout the body. The arteries, veins, and capillaries all play a role in your body receiving vital substances that it needs to function properly. These vessels transport oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and blood cells...
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March 1, 2016
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Contributing Factors to Vein Disease

What is vein disease? Vein disease, also referred to as venous insufficiency, can be painful and embarrassing, often leading to varicose and spider veins on the legs. If you suffer from vein disease, it’s important to know what could be contributing to your vein disease,...
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December 30, 2015
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Health Risks of Sitting

The AMA adopted policy recently recognizing potential risks of prolonged sitting and encouraging employers, employees and others to make available alternatives to sitting, such as standing work stations and isometric balls. Poor vein health is also related to prolonged sitting. If you must sit for...
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June 30, 2013
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Pregnancy and Your Veins

The primary causes of spider and varicose veins are heredity and pregnancy.  Each successive pregnancy increases the chance of developing both cosmetic and medical vein problems. Vein problems during pregnancy usually start in the first trimester because it is primarily a hormone-related process. Later during...
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April 26, 2012