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Is Chest Pain Always Serious?

From heart attacks to a little indigestion, many different conditions lead to chest pain. If you want to get a better handle on chest pain, and when to take action, read on.
Sep 1st, 2023

Are Varicose Veins a Health Concern?

Like millions of others, varicose veins have taken up residence on your legs and you’re wondering if you should be concerned about their unwelcome appearance. The answer is a short maybe, with a longer explanation.
Sep 1st, 2023

Pregnant? Here's How It Can Impact Your Heart Health

When you’re pregnant, your body is taking on considerable extra work, including your cardiovascular system. Here’s a look at some of the heart-related changes in your body and how you can stay healthy.
Aug 1st, 2023

Eat This Instead of That: Heart Health Edition

There’s a lot of truth to the statement that, “You are what you eat.” Unfortunately, far too many of us aren’t eating the right things to support our heart health. Here’s a look at a few ways to eat your way to better health.
Aug 1st, 2023

Are You at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death in the United States. It’s also preventable in a majority of cases. Addressing your risks for cardiovascular disease is not only smart, it could save your life.
Jul 13th, 2023

How Sex Impacts Your Heart

Few things can get your heart rate up like sexual activity, and you’re concerned that the excitement may be a little too much. The reality of how sex can influence your heart health may surprise you.
Jul 1st, 2023

5 Signs of Peripheral Vascular Disease

Did you know that nearly half of Americans have cardiovascular disease? Here, we explore one of the more common issues that involves the vascular side of the equation — peripheral vascular disease.
Jun 1st, 2023

You Had a Stroke. Now What?

Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone has a stroke. If this startling statistic includes you, here’s what we want you to know about life after a stroke, starting with the fact that there’s plenty of life after this event.
Jun 1st, 2023

Heart Issues Younger Adults Should Know About

Heart disease, heart attack, stroke — surely these are things you don’t need to worry about for years to come. Whether you’re in your 30s or your 60s, heart health is one area to which you should always pay close attention.
May 1st, 2023

Are Varicose Veins Related to Heart Disease?

Varicose veins and heart disease share one thing in common — they both fall under cardiovascular issues — but that’s where their similarities end. Here’s a look at why varicose veins aren’t a sign of heart disease.
Apr 1st, 2023

What Is the Link Between Menopause and Spider Veins?

Did you know that half of women develop spider veins? And the risks for these veins tend to increase as women grow older and pass through menopause. Here’s a look at the direct, and indirect, connection.
Mar 2nd, 2023

Can Varicose Veins Cause Joint Pain?

You’ve developed varicose veins in your lower legs, and the joints in the area are feeling a little achy. Is the joint discomfort somehow related to the presence of the varicose veins? Let’s take a look.
Feb 1st, 2023

Why Does Prolonged Sitting Increase Risk for Varicose Veins?

It’s said that “sitting is the new smoking” when it comes to negatively impacting your health, and there are some good arguments that support this. Among them is the fact that prolonged sitting places you more at risk for varicose veins.
Jan 6th, 2023

Tips for Men Suffering From Varicose Veins

While varicose veins may develop more often in women, it doesn’t mean that men are immune from this issue. Far from it. Millions of men in the United States have varicose veins, and here’s what they should know.
Dec 8th, 2022

Six Hidden Symptoms of Vein Disease

Problems in your legs with no apparent cause can often be traced back to issues with your vascular health. Here, we take a look at six symptoms that develop in your legs and how they may be related to your cardiovascular health.
Dec 1st, 2022

How to Care for Restless Legs

You fall into bed exhausted, and you’re looking forward to getting some much-needed rest. However, your legs have other plans, as uncomfortable sensations prompt you to move them around, preventing you from sleeping.
Nov 1st, 2022

Can Varicose Veins Affect My Sleep?

While most varicose veins aren’t serious, some can become problematic and (*spoiler alert*) can affect how you sleep. Here, we look at how you can get a good night’s rest if varicose veins interfere with your sleep.
Nov 1st, 2022

What Goes Into Executive Cardiac Health Care?

The stress and time constraints of being an executive can be considerable, which is why you don’t want to skip a beat in your cardiovascular care. Through executive cardiac health care, we have you covered.
Oct 1st, 2022

Common Causes of Ankle Swelling

You’re noticing that your ankles are less defined and more puffy, and you’re wondering what might be behind the swelling. Well, there are many potential culprits, and we review some of the cardiovascular-related ones here.
Oct 1st, 2022

The Top 5 Heart Disease Risk Factors

Each year in the United States, at least 200,000 deaths from heart disease or stroke could have been prevented. The first step toward prevention is understanding your risk factors, and we review the most worrisome ones here.
Sep 1st, 2022

Why Women Are More Likely to Develop Varicose Veins

Approximately one-third of adults in the United States develop varicose or spider veins, but women outpace men by two to one. Why do varicose veins favor women over men? We explore the answers here.
Aug 1st, 2022

Common Questions About Varicose Vein Treatments

Your legs have developed unwelcome varicose veins, and you want to get rid of them, but you have some questions about the treatments. We shed some light on the treatments and what you can expect.
Aug 1st, 2022

Eight Risk Factors for Venous Insufficiency

You may not have heard of venous insufficiency, but it’s the primary driver of varicose and spider veins in your legs. Here’s a look at eight factors that place you more at risk for developing venous insufficiency.
Jul 1st, 2022

How Does Summer Heat Affect Varicose Veins?

This summer is seeing record high temperatures across the country, including on the East Coast. This type of heat can affect your physical health, including exacerbating existing varicose veins.
Jul 1st, 2022

How Compression Helps Your Varicose Veins

Whether you’ve already developed varicose veins or you want to prevent them from forming in the first place, we need to talk about compression. Here’s a look at how compression can help with your varicose veins.
Jun 1st, 2022

How Long Does It Take for Varithena® to Work?

You have varicose veins that you want to get rid of, and you’re researching your options. To help, we’re taking a closer look at Varithena® — how it works and how long before you can debut your smooth legs.
Jun 1st, 2022

Am I a Good Candidate for VeinGogh?

Your once-smooth legs look more like a roadmap thanks to tiny, wandering veins that have come to the surface. They’re called spider veins, and the good news is that there’s a quick and easy solution for clearing them away.
May 17th, 2022

Tips for Strengthening Your Heart Muscle

Your heart muscle is like the other muscles in your body—the stronger they are, the better they function. As you can imagine, this is especially important for your heart, which is why we bring you these strengthening techniques.
May 1st, 2022

Say Goodbye to Varicose Veins With VenaSeal

Often unsightly and sometimes uncomfortable, varicose veins affect over 30 million adults in the United States. Find out how a simple in-office procedure called VenaSeal™ can help you get rid of unwanted varicose veins for good.
Apr 20th, 2022

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Apr 19th, 2022

What Causes Inflamed Heart Muscle?

Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, isn’t terribly common, but COVID-19 brought the condition to the fore. Here’s a look at what causes the problem, its symptoms, and whether there’s cause for concern.
Apr 1st, 2022

How to Exercise When You Have Varicose Veins

At best, varicose veins are unsightly, but at worst, they can make exercising very uncomfortable. Here’s a look at why you should exercise despite problematic veins — and how to go about it.
Mar 1st, 2022

Can I Prevent Peripheral Vascular Disease?

The best way to safeguard your cardiovascular health is to take the steps necessary to prevent disease from developing. The good news is that with conditions like peripheral vascular disease, there are many prevention techniques.
Jan 1st, 2022

How to Recognize Venous Insufficiency

Leg cramps, swelling, varicose veins — these are some of the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency. To help you identify this condition, here’s a look at some of the telltale signs that your veins may be struggling.
Dec 1st, 2021

How Emotional Stress Affects Your Physical Health

The effects emotional stress can have on our mental well-being are almost without limits, but the physical toll that stress can exact is also worth understanding, especially when it comes to your heart health.
Nov 1st, 2021

When Your Chest Pain Needs Medical Attention

Chest pain can be a very tricky symptom, as there are any number of causes — from a very serious heart-related problem to simple indigestion. Here’s a look at signs your chest pain warrants medical attention.
Sep 1st, 2021

Risk Factors for Heart Attacks

If you want to avoid a heart attack, understanding your risk factors can go far. From your lifestyle habits to your blood pressure levels, there are many aspects of your life that can determine the likelihood of this life-threatening event. Let's find out.
Apr 4th, 2021

Are Palpitations Cause for Concern?

While having your heart skip a beat is a popular metaphor in music, it can be alarming in real life. Heart palpitations are usually harmless, but there are some situations that should prompt you to talk to your doctor.
Mar 3rd, 2021

Is Stress Making Your Hypertension Worse?

Can stress raise your blood pressure? Do relaxation techniques work? Find out how your emotional health plays a role in hypertension, and get answers to your stress-related questions.
Feb 1st, 2021

Are Your Varicose Veins a Sign of Deeper Trouble?

Varicose veins can be bothersome to look at, but they can also cause bothersome medical symptoms and lead to complications if they’re left untreated. Seeking the care you need before your veins worsen can go a long way.
Jan 7th, 2021

The Many Causes of Chest Pain

Chest pain is a common sign of attack, which means it can be terrifying when it strikes. However, many non-emergent conditions can cause chest pain. It’s best to be safe, so you should always see a doctor about chest pain.
Dec 14th, 2020

Who Should Have a Stress Test and How Often?

A stress test is one of the frontline tools for diagnosing cardiovascular problems, allowing you to stay one step ahead of serious heart disease. Here’s a look at when you might benefit from a stress test.
Nov 23rd, 2020

Men and Varicose Veins

Men can get varicose veins too and it’s totally normal! While mostly associated with women, this vein condition is actually very common in men, particularly as they get older. Venous insufficiency is a men’s health issue that can and should be treated.
May 3rd, 2022

Vein Treatment Options

Treatment options for varicose veins vary greatly, from daily life changes to complete vein removal. Do not try to self-diagnose your veins, as a misdiagnosis can lead to more confusion and unsafe practices.
May 3rd, 2022

Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

While pregnancy brings about many beautiful changes, it also puts immense stressors on the body, often resulting in permanent changes. While women’s bodies are often able to heal after six months to a year after childbirth.
May 3rd, 2022

Fish Oil

Fish oil, over the counter, is considered a supplement.
Nov 20th, 2020

What the Best Diet is for Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death for Americans. This surge in poor heart health is associated with the popularity of cigarettes during this time and a change in the average American diet.
Nov 18th, 2020

Napping and Heart Disease

Does he have any theories about why long naps might be linked to greater risk of all-cause mortality and heart disease?
Nov 2nd, 2020


Is hypoglycemia without diabetes common in adults and children?
Nov 2nd, 2020

Home-Based Cardiac Rehab

We all know that there are several benefits to exercise, including heart benefits. My question is what exactly are the benefits of HIIT on the heart?
Nov 2nd, 2020