Varicose Veins: 7 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Nobody wants bulging, purple varicose veins on their legs or ankles. However, about half of adults have them, and they become more prevalent with age. What causes varicose veins and what can you do about them? Many people think they know, but James Bekeny, MD, a vascular surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, sets the record straight. … Read More

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Best Advice as You Recover From Vascular Surgery

After you have surgery to correct a vascular problem, you will play a key role in your own recovery. It is important to understand and follow your doctor’s instructions to help ensure a positive outcome.  Your healthcare team will advise you on the medications you should take. They also will recommend a plan for follow-up … Read More

Varicose Veins: More Than a Cosmetic Concern

Varicose veins might appear to be a cosmetic issue, but they can cause problems beyond just making your legs look unattractive. Even if you aren’t bothered by your varicose veins, you should be aware of some problems that can occur if you ignore them too long. There are several different options for treatment of troublesome … Read More

Patient’s New High-Tech Run At Life (Video)

Life-changing accident When Tim O’Leary was 15 years old, he was in an accident with a train that required an amputation at his ankle. While Tim, who is now 33 years old, was grateful that his doctors in Pennsylvania preserved as much of his leg as possible, he had great discomfort at the bottom of … Read More