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"The Know" is an informational resource concerning vein treatment options. It contains valuable information for prospective patients, physicians as well as those in the vein treatment industry. We will be regularly posting educational articles, video logs and other pertinent information. We encourage your feedback and welcome any suggestions that you feel may improve the blog.

July 2010 Blog Archive

Friday, July 02, 2010
Nominations Wanted for Vascular Disease Foundation President's Awards
The Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) is seeking nominations for the 2010 President’s Awards. The deadline for nominations is Monday, July 26, 2010.

The President’s Awards are to recognize those individuals who have made a difference in the lives of those living with vascular disease or have assisted the Foundation in accomplishing its mission in various categories. These awards are to show our appreciation for the extraordinary measures individuals have taken to support the Foundation’s efforts to increase awareness of vascular disease and enhance the lives of those living with vascular disease.

There are four President’s award categories:

1) Inspiration: An award to recognize those individuals who provide hope or inspiration to individuals and their families living with vascular disease.

2) Leadership: Recognizing those volunteers who demonstrate leadership, initiative, creativity and dedication to VDF’s mission.

3) Partnership: Recognizing those organizations who work collaboratively with VDF to support our mission of reducing death and disability from vascular disease.

4) Vision: Recognizing those individuals committed to supporting the advancement of vascular disease awareness, research or education.

The nomination criteria for these awards consist of completing a nomination form, which requires a description of 450 words or less of why someone should be considered for a particular award. The nomination committee may select an award different from the one selected.

For more information or to download a nomination form, please visit or call 888.VDF.4INFO.

The Vascular Disease Foundation is the only national organization with the sole purpose of educating the public about vascular diseases. It is the most trusted source of credible, scientific and non-biased information on vascular diseases. For more information, call 888.VDF.4INFO (888.833.4463) or visit our Web site,

Friday, July 02, 2010
Varicose Vein Treatment: Minimal Downtime, Maximum Results

Varicose veins are a fact of life for most people once they reach middle age and beyond. These unattractive, bulging, purplish veins can be more than unsightly – they can also cause pain, heaviness and discomfort in the areas where they occur. Varicose veins are caused when tiny blood vessels near the skin’s surface malfunction, usually as the result of age, weight gain, or other underlying conditions. Fortunately, today there is a wide range of treatment options that can make your ugly varicose veins a thing of the past.

Unlike treatments of even just a decade ago, today’s varicose vein treatments are designed to garner maximum results without disrupting your busy schedule. Popular procedures like are performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to resume your regular routine with little or no downtime.

Endovenous ablation is an especially good option for men and women looking to treat their veins in a simple procedure that doesn’t involve any recovery time. In endovenous ablation, laser or radiofrequency energy is used to treat the tiny blood vessels that have begun to malfunction, closing them off to blood flow and preventing the bulging, unsightly appearance and discomfort that are the hallmarks of varicose veins. Because these tiny veins are superficial, closing them produces no health risks, and blood flow is automatically diverted to nearby vessels with no impact on overall circulation. The procedure itself is quick, usually performed on an outpatient basis, and requires only local anesthetic to help avoid discomfort. Most individuals are able to return to their regular daily activities immediately following the procedure, and results become visible soon after treatment, with complete fading occurring during the days and weeks following the procedure.

Varicose veins will not resolve on their own; they require treatment by an experienced professional. Talk to your clinician today about the simple, easy treatment option available to help make your veins disappear.

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