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How to Avoid Vein Disease When You Stand All Day

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 17, 2018 5:45:07 AM

All jobs have an impact on our bodies. Even the most sedentary jobs leave us feeling at least a little bit tired at the end of the day, but jobs where you are on your feet most of the day seem to take an additional toll on your body.

By the end of a long day of standing, you probably feel aches and pains from your feet all the way up your spine, and you know the sense of relief of sitting down and kicking back at the end of the day.

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Topics: Vein Disease

Dietary Supplements Known to Help With Vein Disease

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 9, 2018 11:20:25 AM

Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans over age 45 has some type of vein disease? Many people don’t even realize they have it or don’t realize the seriousness of its early symptoms.

Vein disease, also known as venous disease, often goes even deeper than what we see on the surface; it doesn’t stop with symptoms like skin changes, ulcers, spider veins, and varicose veins. Venous diseases deal with blood flow inefficiencies and are life-threatening.

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Topics: Vein Disease

How Alcohol Can Affect Your Varicose Veins

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 1, 2018 3:24:47 PM

It’s fairly common knowledge that smoking, poor diet, and inactivity can lead to the development of varicose veins. However, many people don’t know that alcohol use can also have major effects on existing varicose veins as well.

Drinking, especially excessive drinking, affects every major organ in the body, and the circulatory system is no exception to this, particularly when the circulatory system has already been compromised by a vein disease.

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Topics: Vein Disease

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis, and What Are the Treatments?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 21, 2018 2:02:13 PM

Vein diseases of any kind can be very scary. After all, the circulatory system runs constantly and requires unhindered operation to run smoothly! Deep vein thrombosis may be the most serious type of vein disease; it can significantly disrupt the basic functions of the circulatory system, sometimes resulting in a life-threatening pulmonary embolism and even death.

Since it is so serious, it’s understandable to have lots of questions about deep vein thrombosis, also known as DVT. Here’s what you need to know about DVT and how it should be treated.

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Topics: Vein Disease

Types and Signs of Vein Disease

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 18, 2018 1:30:21 PM

Vein disease is a common occurrence. It is relatively easy to treat and, when managed with careful treatment, it is usually not a life-threatening condition. With proper treatment, your quality of life can easily be restored. Without proper medical care however, vein diseases can become life-threatening, which is why treatment is so important.

Venous diseases show up in two ways: clotting and blockages (thrombosis) and improper blood return (insufficiency). In a normal circulatory system, veins bring oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs for reoxygenation. When vein diseases occur, it becomes more challenging to get oxygen back into the blood system as a whole.

Vein diseases must be recognized and treated in a timely manner to prevent deeper issues from developing. Here are the types of vein diseases and the warning signs for each.

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Topics: Vein Disease

3 Ways to Control Leg Swelling From Vein Disease

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 1, 2018 4:22:28 PM

Those varicose veins in your legs are not only unattractive, they can be an indicator of a more serious health issue. And if you have swelling around protruding leg veins, you need to see a physician.

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Topics: Vein Disease

Coping with Treatments for Skin Cancer

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 18, 2018 8:57:45 AM

A new diagnosis of skin cancer brings immediate questions about treatment. How treatable is it? What are my options? The good news is that most types of cancer have effective treatment options and excellent survival rates if caught early.

Here’s a closer look at the main treatment options for skin cancer and how you can cope with them in your day-to-day life.

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Topics: Cancer

These are the Signs and Symptoms of Melanoma

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 17, 2018 10:19:32 AM

Despite decades of public awareness, melanoma diagnoses are still occurring at epidemic rates. Researchers believe this is a combination of something good - melanoma awareness - and something bad: a continued rise in new melanoma cases.

Among skin cancers, melanoma is the deadliest. It affects people of all ages and is shockingly common among young people. It’s the leading cause of cancer death in women age 25 to 30. In all people age 15 to 29, melanoma is the second most-common cancer diagnosis, increasing by 50% since 1980 in women under 30.

Are you familiar with the signs of melanoma? Would you know if you had symptoms of it? Let’s take a closer look at how it affects your skin and body.

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Topics: Cancer

Do You Know the 4 Main Types of Skin Cancer?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 15, 2018 11:31:18 AM

As the sun shines in spring and the days lengthen toward summer, ‘tis the season for sunscreen. Using a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher is one of the best ways to protect yourself against skin cancer, which affects more than 3.3 million people in the U.S. each year.

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Topics: Cancer

How to Keep Your Child Safer This Summer

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 15, 2018 8:49:00 AM

Summer time is fun time - and, unfortunately, injury time - for kids.

More than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger in the United States are injured in playground-related accidents during the summer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Emergency rooms and pediatricians most commonly see concussions, broken bones, cuts and burns from tumbles and other accidents while playing outside with friends or in youth sports programs.

Young people also get hurt from lawnmowers, barbecue grills and fall hazards.

Does that mean you need to keep them safe by enfolding them in bubble wrap confining them to their rooms? Of course not. Children need to run and play to keep their bodies and minds healthy.

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Topics: Safety, Pediatrics