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Is a Gastric Sleeve Right for Me? Oct 19th, 2021

Weight loss is a sizable industry (think: more than $250 billion in 2021), but it shouldn’t necessarily be. If weight-loss products and services were effective, people would use them once. Instead, most diets and weight-loss supplements trigger only temporary weight loss. That keeps the weight-loss industry profitable, but it leaves...

Who's at Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome? Sep 20th, 2021

Good sleep plays a huge role in your overall quality of life. But the thing affecting your sleep may not be a typical culprit, like caffeine too late in the day or a disrupted circadian rhythm.  Your sleep issues could stem from a problem with the veins in your legs,...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Sep 3rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Are My Varicose Veins a Health Risk? Aug 31st, 2021

Varicose veins are bulgy, twisted veins under the surface of your skin. They typically appear on your legs and feet, and all too often, they make you dread shorts, sandals, and warmer weather. But are varicose veins really just a cosmetic concern? Almost 1 in 4 American adults have varicose...

The Truth About Sleep Apnea Mar 2nd, 2021

Here’s the truth about sleep apnea: It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. 1 in 4 middle-aged men suffers from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). 26% of people between 30 and 70 years old have sleep apnea. 2-3% of children have sleep apnea. 80% of individuals with...

Finding the Right Vein Treatment Center for You: Spider Vein Treatment in NY & NJ Nov 26th, 2020

Spider veins. According to the American Heart Association, 80% of men and 85% of women in the U.S. have them. If you’re reading this, chances are, you suffer from unsightly spider veins, too. Spider veins are small, damaged veins that appear on the surface of your skin. They look like tiny,...

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Wellness During the Holidays Nov 12th, 2020

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is here, and so is the stress and bustle that comes with it. The only difference this year is, well, everything… With the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, holidays this year will require some health and safety precautions most of us didn’t...

What’s the Least Invasive Way to Treat Varicose Veins? Oct 20th, 2020

When people are looking at your legs, you don’t want them to see varicose veins. Swollen, blue veins can be very painful to live with. There are multiple proven-safe treatments for varicose veins. If you’re searching for the one that’s least invasive – the one that requires no hospital visit,...

One Less Worry About Leg Pain—Safe and Painless Diagnostic Ultrasounds are Covered By Insurance. Oct 7th, 2020

The cost of healthcare is one of the most important issues in the United States. Many people forsake even simple and painless medical procedures for fear that they can cost thousands of dollars. But rather than simply live with leg pain, you can get a diagnostic ultrasound without breaking the bank. The...

Are Leg Issues Putting a Cramp in Your High-Stress Job? Sep 22nd, 2020

Are Leg Issues Putting a Cramp in Your High-Stress Job? Department of Motor Vehicles Employees Deserve Freedom from Pain. DMV workers have an unearned poor reputation despite the huge amounts of work they put in to help drivers and voters in every state. Unfortunately, the average DMV office is hardly ergonomic....

Firefighting Is One Of The Most Physical Jobs Around, So Leg Pain Is Common. But Is It Inevitable? Sep 8th, 2020

Firefighters need strong legs; fatigue, leg pain, or leg cramps can make all the difference when dealing with a blaze or saving lives. Some wear and tear is inevitable, but if leg pain is recurring or chronic, treatment is necessary.  Firefighters Work Through The Pain Firefighters often call themselves the “working...

Looking for Spider Vein Treatment? Treat the Root Cause Instead – And Save Money Doing It. Aug 22nd, 2020

Spider veins, in and of themselves, are not a serious health concern. But the cause of spider veins – chronic venous insufficiency – can cause leg cramps, leg pain, and sometimes more serious medical issues. Early treatment of spider veins can not only improve your quality of life, but save you money. ...

What Really Causes Varicose Veins – And Can Anything Be Done About Them? Jul 23rd, 2020

Everyone’s heard of varicose veins, but very few people actually know much about them. Most commonly found in the legs, varicose veins can appear as bulging, blue cords. Thinner, shorter blue veins, sometimes known as spider veins, are a type of varicose vein, and there are some varicose veins that...

Have Your Painful Leg Cramps Gotten Worse Over Time? This Common Circulation Issue May Be The Reason Jul 6th, 2020

If a day on the job leaves you with tired, swollen, aching legs, you’re not alone. Many people who spend most of their shift on their feet – including teachers, nurses, law enforcement personnel, and retail workers – experience leg cramps. But when these leg cramps become chronic – meaning...

Vein Ablation: The Minimally Invasive Treatment Alternative for Varicose Veins, Leg Cramps & More Jun 23rd, 2020

If you’ve gone to the doctor seeking relief for your tired, aching legs, you may have heard the term vein ablation. This procedure is used to treat issues with the circulatory system, including venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is the cause of many people’s chronic leg pain, and cause sleepless nights...

No, It’s Not Your Genes: How Many of These Myths About Vein Health Did You Believe? Jun 10th, 2020

There’s no doubt – we inherit a lot of traits from our parents and grandparents. How tall we are, the color and complexion of our skin, and even the way we smile are all attributable to some degree to your genetic makeup. But if you have chronic leg pain, the...

Sclerotherapy: What is this Procedure For & What Can I Expect? May 18th, 2020

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for problems with blood vessels, like your veins, that are part of your circulatory system. Issues with your circulation can take many forms, ranging from cosmetic issues like spider veins to more serious health concerns like venous insufficiency, painful leg cramps, restless leg syndrome and more....

What’s Really Going On? Understanding Restless Leg Syndrome May 4th, 2020

Have you ever told someone you have Restless Leg Syndrome only to have them treat it as a joke? While they’re laughing about how you can ‘dance the night away’, you’re the one who knows there’s nothing funny about losing sleep night after night after night because your legs want...

Why Do Teachers Experience So Much Leg Pain? And Why Is This Time Off Not Making It Better? Apr 16th, 2020

Every teacher we know wants to be back in the classroom with their kids right now. That being said, there’s more than a few teachers who breathed a sigh of relief when they realized that time off meant that they’d be able to get off of their sore feet and...

Law Enforcement & Leg Pain: What’s the Connection? Apr 2nd, 2020

Chronic leg pain is incredibly common in law enforcement. These ongoing, persistent cramps, aches, and pains can be strong enough to keep you awake at night. And this leg pain isn’t easily explained – for most police officers, correctional officers, sheriffs, and other law enforcement professionals, leg pain can be...