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Tips to Keep Going with New Year’s Resolutions

Need help setting resolutions for the new year? Thinking about making a significant change can be a daunting task. However, with realistic goals, you can enter 2023 with solid and achievable resolutions. Here are a few tips that can help. Start with realistic expectations  New year’s resolutions should not be so intense that they will...

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Do I Need a Vein Ultrasound?

If your doctor has mentioned a vein ultrasound as a possible treatment option, you may be wondering more about this technique. If a problem occurs in the vascular system, specifically in veins or arteries, an imaging technique called a vein ultrasound helps identify the specific problem.  Vein conditions examples Vein ultrasounds have proved valuable in...

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Common Myths About Vaping

Smoking not only has a detrimental effect on you, but the effects of second-hand smoke have been proven to harm those around you. Due to the dangers of smoking, many people have now switched to using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vapes. However, there are certain health risks related to vaping that everyone should understand, especially...

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Why is Good Circulation so Important?

The movement of blood throughout your body is called blood circulation. Blood circulation is essential as it helps in providing the nutrients and oxygen your organs need to operate correctly. Good circulation is the key to optimal health as it keeps your heart healthy and brain sharp.  For proper circulation, your blood vessels should also...

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Carotid Stenosis 101

Sudden loss of consciousness, transient loss of vision, slurred speech, or weakness in any part of your body always causes concern. These conditions may point toward a severe health condition, such as a stroke secondary to carotid stenosis.  What is carotid stenosis? Carotid arteries are two large arteries on both sides of your neck that...

What is a Vein Ultrasound?
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What is a Vein Ultrasound?

Quickly making its way through medicine, a vein ultrasound is an imaging tool that evaluates and diagnoses venous abnormalities such as deep vein thrombosis or venous insufficiency. A venous or vein ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless procedure that helps clinicians examine veins, giving real-time information about what is happening under the skin. How does this...