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9 Common Diabetes Myths

Diabetes: The Myths and Facts
According to the Center for Disease Control, there are over 30 million people with diabetes in America and 1 out of 10 of those people don’t even know they have it.  If not managed properly, diabetes can cause a number of serious complications like blindness, amputation, kidney disease, heart attack, and […]

January 22nd, 2020|

Why Is It So Hard To Quit Smoking?

The Impact of Smoking & Why It’s So Hard to Quit
According to the World Health Organization, more than 8 million people worldwide die from smoking every year. Smoking has been around for decades, so everyone should be aware of how damaging it can be to your health. Although we know smoking is bad, many people […]

January 15th, 2020|

The “Silent Killer”

What is the “Silent Killer”?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a silent killer because untreated high blood pressure increases risk for various life threatening conditions. Hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, dementia, and even blindness.

The Risks
High blood pressure also increases the risk for vascular diseases like Peripheral Artery Disease(PAD). This condition […]

January 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

Understanding Peripheral Artery Disease Symptoms and Complications

Peripheral Artery Disease, also known as PAD, is a common yet serious condition, affecting 1 out of every 20 Americans over the age of 50. PAD is the narrowing of the peripheral arteries, commonly affecting the arteries in the pelvis and legs.

December 23rd, 2019|

A Complex Case of Peripheral Artery Disease At USA Vascular Centers

A Complex Case of Peripheral Artery Disease At USA Vascular Centers
Each case of PAD is unique in its own way. Our vascular specialists use a customized treatment approach depending on the age, health condition and medical history of the patient. Argio’s story is one of those inspiring acts of patient care & treatment that happens […]

December 21st, 2019|

The Vitamin You May Be Forgetting

What is Vitamin K?
The benefits of Vitamin K are very useful for maintaining good overall health. Vitamin K is a nutrient that plays an important role in building bone health and good blood clots, yet most people are not getting enough of it in their diets. There are two different forms of Vitamin K, K1 […]

December 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

What Kind of Doctor Treats Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that describes the buildup of plaque in the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. If left untreated, the build-up of plaque can cause arteries to harden and narrow. This makes it more difficult for blood to travel through the body, especially to the legs and ankles. PAD most commonly […]