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IVS Remains at the Forefront of Global Vein Care: Takeaways from the ACP 32nd Annual Congress Meeting

JP_160610_Illinois_Vein_Institute_0532Having just returned from the ACP 32nd Annual Congress meeting, I thrilled to know my practice continues to be on the forefront of vein care. At Illinois Vein Specialists we pride ourselves on our commitment to yearly-continued education workshops and lectures. We are a specialized field and our dedication to your health and well-being is the benchmark that many try to copy.

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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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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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A Natural Part of Aging or Signs of Venous Failure?

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Do you have a brownish or yellow discoloration on your legs? How about red, dry itchy areas? Everyone assumes this is a natural part of aging or from doing a lot of activities, but at Illinois Vein Specialists we know these can be signs of venous failure and we are experts at treating vein issues.

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