Why Good Blood Circulation is Vital to Your Health

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The circulation of blood is one of the most important functions of the body, and plays a major role in your overall health. Not surprisingly, the main component of this function involves the body’s most significant organ: the heart. Many people underestimate the importance of blood circulation, making lifestyle choices that significantly impede this function, […]

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Did You Know There Are Tiny Valves in Your Veins?

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The circulatory system is an amazing array of arteries, veins, and organs that work together in unison. Every second of every day, the circulatory system works to transport approximately 2,000 gallons of blood, delivering oxygen to body tissues, and providing the energy your cells require. Once red blood cells have unloaded their oxygen molecules, they […]

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Why Serena Williams and Many Other Athletes Are Wary of Blood Clots

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Blood clots can be a dangerous condition for anyone, especially athletes. Serena Williams suffered severe health issues related to a Pulmonary Embolism after giving birth to her daughter. Like Williams, many athletes are increasingly focused on the threats of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). Both of these conditions can be painful and […]

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Hallie Konieczki Joins Northern Illinois Vein Clinic

Northern Illinois Vein Clinic (NIVC), a leading local provider of leading-edge, nonsurgical treatments for leg vein issues, including varicose and spider veins, has added Nurse Practitioner Hallie Konieczki to its team. Hallie joined NIVC in August and is responsible for patient education, free screenings, consultations and follow-up appointments. Prior to joining NIVC, she worked in […]

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Prevent Varicose Veins with These 5 Tips

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The appearance of varicose veins, or visibly risen veins often found in feet and legs, is a widespread disorder seen in many adults across America. Though it is a condition that affects limbs, varicose veins can actually come from a multitude of different reasons. Varicose veins are common, stemming from numerous conditions, causes blood pressure […]

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