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Monitoring Your Venous Health in the Winter Time

cold-couple-walking-daylight-1707348Colder months brings daylight saving time which means rising when it’s dark and going to sleep when it’s dark for us mid-westerners. We get a slight disruption in our biological clocks as we adjust. When we are out we bundle up with more layers of clothes. And sometimes don’t notice changes that may take place on our skin besides it getting dry and sometimes very itchy. And while those two things could be only winter related they could also be due to a more significant issue. They can be signs of a venous circulation issue. Many have compromised venous health and do not understand that while they feel fine, they actually could be feeling incredible.

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If You Have Time for Fantasy Football, You Have Time for Your Health

men watching footballNFL Football and fantasy football season are in full swing. All over the country, men are checking their teams to see how they are doing, but in general, not often do men take the time to check their own health. And now that fall and winter months are here, it’s a bit harder to see any changes our body may be making as we pile on our sweaters and cold-weather gear.

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Vampires Aren't the Only Ones searching for Great Veins This Halloween

rawpixel-1048261-unsplashIt’s Halloween and everyone dresses up as vampires and ghosts. I see stickers that say “Great veins”!! It reminds me of when I have to get blood drawn; that’s what I am usually told. But I always say that even though my arms have great veins, what is really important are checking the veins in my legs! The phlebotomist usually looks at me funny and then tells me they rarely need to draw blood from a leg.

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Looking for Exceptional Vein Care? Look No Further. Dr. Stephen Rivard Is the Specialist for You.

JP_160610_Illinois-Vein-Institute_0137-800x686From the moment you step into Illinois Vein Specialists and meet Dr. Stephen Rivard, you know he is the right doctor for you.

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Consider Vein Treatment Before Getting A Tattoo

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Some people like tattoos. They are in many different places on bodies. I happen to have 3 of them, tiny but I like them. Someone asked me about getting a tattoo on their calf and they showed me what they wanted and about how big it was going to be. I looked at their leg and noticed a couple of veins popping out. I suggested getting their veins treated prior to getting their tattoo. “Why?" was the response.

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