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Your Second Heart

Posted on: April 16, 2020

Everyone knows that the heart pumps blood, right? Did you know that your body has a second blood pump? It’s your calf muscles! That’s right, your calf muscles are your second heart! The body is engineered so that when you walk, the calf muscles pump venous blood back toward your heart.     The veins […]

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What You Need to Know About Leg Ulcers

Posted on: March 20, 2020

What You Need to Know About Leg Ulcers If you think you have a leg ulcer, you’re in royal company. King Henry VIII suffered from them as well, according to this article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. During his reign in the 1500s, physicians treated the king’s ulcers by lancing […]

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Not All Vein Clinics Are Created Equal: How an active father found out

Posted on: October 3, 2019

Tom Lehman went from being an active father of three to a man who could barely walk without experiencing leg pain. After trying another vein clinic with limited results, Tom decided to try VEINatlanta. Find out what happened in this Q&A. Why did you decide to visit VEINatlanta for your care? I thought my tired, […]

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Vote for VEINatlanta as “Best Vein Treatment Practice”

Posted on: September 18, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that VEINatlanta has been nominated for ‘Best Vein Treatment Practice’ in Best Self Magazine’s annual ‘Best Of’ Contest!  Now we need YOUR help! Follow the steps below to cast your VOTE! Go to Best Self Magazine’s Homepage. Click the “VOTING NOW OPEN” banner. You will be taken to a ‘Voting […]

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Can Plant-Based Medicines Battle Vein Disease?

Posted on: August 20, 2019

Foods you eat every day directly impact your circulation. A diet filled with fruit, veggies, lean meats, whole grains and healthy fats will keep your heart in great shape and your arteries free of atherosclerosis (plaque build-up). Does diet affect your veins, too? The answer is no. Venous disease doesn’t hinge on diet like the […]

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The ABC’s of Vascular Diseases

Posted on: July 12, 2019

The ABCs of Vascular Diseases What do your circulatory system and alphabet soup have in common? Letters—and lots of them. In the vascular health field, healthcare professionals shorten the names of medical conditions with acronyms. This can be confusing to the average patient. Take a look at these vascular conditions, their abbreviations and what you […]

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How Much Do You Know About Your Veins?

Posted on: June 27, 2019

You’ve probably read about varicose veins and spider veins but aren’t sure if the information is true or false. Test your knowledge by taking VEINatlanta’s pop quiz.  

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Veins vs Arteries: What’s the Difference?

Posted on: June 11, 2019

Your circulatory system is like a road map. Your heart is your home base and your vessels are highways that move blood toward and away from your heart. These blood vessels have specific jobs that control traffic flow, much like north vs. southbound interstates. They’re called veins, arteries and capillaries. Here’s what you need to […]

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What is the best treatment for varicose veins?

Posted on: May 21, 2019

You’ve probably heard about varicose veins before, those bulging, twisted veins that can develop in the legs. Did you know that more than 40 million people in the United States suffer from varicose veins? Almost 50% of people with varicose veins have a family history of the condition. And the risk increases to 90% if […]

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VEINatlanta Gets Active Retiree Back in the Pool

Posted on: May 3, 2019

Darrel Ervin has spent a lot of time on his feet. He served 23 years in the Army, another 13 years teaching middle school math and geography, and three years working as a youth pastor. He’s still active in church, teaching 4th and 5th graders and leading two small groups. But two years ago, severe […]

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