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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

Hypoglycemia

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