Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Test

Everything You Need to Know About an Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Test

You just came out of a doctor’s appointment and you’ve been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Your mind is reeling from all the information you just received about your condition. When you’re first diagnosed, it can be extremely overwhelming with all the information circulating […]

September 10th, 2018|

HDL and LDL Cholesterol: What You Should Know

What are LDL and HDL Cholesterols and How do they relate to PAD?

Low-density lipoprotein, aka “LDL” is considered the “bad” cholesterol, because it contributes to fatty buildups in arteries (atherosclerosis).Over time, LDL can narrow the arteries with plaque buildup. When plaque accumulates on the walls of the arteries, health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, […]

September 1st, 2018|

Understanding the Differences Between PAD vs. PVD

When it comes to managing your health, it’s important to fully understand your condition. It can sometimes be confusing when doctors use terms interchangeably without disclosing what they mean.

There are subtle differences between the terms, PAD and PVD.  Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) afflicts the arteries alone while Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a broader […]

August 13th, 2018|

A Diabetic’s Guide to Peripheral Artery Disease

One in 20 people living in the U.S. over the age of 50 have peripheral artery disease (PAD); that’s over 12 million individuals! PAD occurs when extra fats and cholesterol circulating in the blood collect in the walls of the arteries causing large amounts of plaque to accumulate; consequently, creating a blockage of blood flow […]

Prioritize Your Health on International Women’s Day!

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph

As health providers, International Women’s Day is a special time of the year where we would like to recognize the strong women leaders […]

March 8th, 2018|

Why Your Legs are Keeping You Up at Night

Jim woke up sweating from a terrible nightmare in the middle of the night. He laid there for a few minutes trying to collect himself and come back to reality; but the pain in his legs just began to set in, and he was afraid he had an even bigger problem.

Waking up from a nightmare […]

Blue, Discolored Feet? They Aren’t Feeling Sad

Chad remembers looking down at his feet while standing at the stove waiting for a pot of water to boil and thinking they looked a little blue. It was almost wintertime in the northeast. He had wanted to get a rug for this area of the kitchen to keep the floor warm this winter, but […]

November 10th, 2017|

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