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December 1, 2008

Vein Health Awareness

Venous disease and varicose veins just gained more notoriety today. For years the concept of vein health was thrown on the backburner, but as more people actively seek out treatment for their ropy unattractive and problematic veins, the industry makes strides in funding and awareness. The VNUS Medical Technologies Inc group gave Mercer University and doctors a number of ClosureFAST Catheters with hopes of adding better equipment and resources to treat venous disease issues.

Dr. Sinjae Hyun the associate professor of biomedical engineering at Mercer said,

“We're very happy to have received this gift. It gave my students a great hands-on learning opportunity and a chance to work on true biomedical engineering project. In addition, it has helped Dr. Harper and I to advance our research in varicose vein treatment."

Hopefully such awareness and advances in the field will provide and boost the industry financially, academically and medically.


December 15, 2008

SIGVARIS Promoting Healthy Legs


SIGVARIS is once again educating the population about the harms, causes, and treatments of venous disease and varicose veins. The company is promoting the use of compression socks via a program called Step-Up. The educational program will aid in advancing medical retailers and professionals about compression therapies and compression socks. The program will give consumers and patients an idea about cost-efficient vein health treatments.

“SIGVARIS offers the STEP UP program free of charge to all participants, with the goal of building awareness of compression therapy as a therapeutic treatment for venous disease and its' symptoms like spider veins, varicose veins and tired, achy legs”

December 16, 2008

All in the Family


Typically family history is taken into consideration when speaking about cancer, heart disease and diabetes, but varicose veins and venous disease are also all in the family. Chances are if your mother or father dealt with ropy, unattractive and painful veins, you may as well. Being aware of your family history is vital to your vein and leg health. If you know at a young age your parents have varicose vein issues, you can take the necessary precautions to prevent them: compression socks, not standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time and excerising daily.

Heredity is one of the main risk factors for developing varicose veins. And though they may not be visible right away, it is still important to keep a watchful eye for symptoms like: skin discoloration, itching, throbing and redness. So for those of you with parents plagued with such vein health issues, take an added aura of caution and be careful with your legs.

December 18, 2008

Holiday Health


This Christmas ask Santa to fill your stockings with more stockings. Millions of people suffer from unsightly and tormenting varicose veins, compression stalking is an affordable and easy treatment to tend to your aches, pains and unattractive veins. With the two most crazy air travel days coming up this next week, take into consdiration your vein and leg health. Long flights sitting in cattle class can not only cramp your style, but your legs too. Be aware of the risks associated with prolonged hours on a flight: walk around often, move your legs, stretch them and wear compression stalkings.

For those of you who are avid travelers or are visiting family for the Holidays, compression stalking aid in preventing varicose veins and Deep Vein Thrombosis. Air travel may provoke and promote poor blood flow in veins, which ultimately induces varicose veins. So before you jump on board that delayed flight, ask Santa for an early present in your stalking.

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