Vascular Access Center Dedicated to Diabetes Care

A recent National Diabetes Statistics Report revealed that over 20 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body handles the glucose in the blood. There are two common types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Unlike Type 1 diabetes, people with Type 2 do not have a problem […]

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Getting in Shape for Surgery

Are you healthy enough for surgery? Many physicians are assessing the health of their patients and encouraging  them to “get in shape” before they are able to undergo any surgical procedure. Some medical professionals are referring to this preparation as “pre-hab.” Pre-habilitation Patient preparation, or “pre-habilitation” has often been overlooked in the past. Because surgery […]

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Heartburn and Holiday Food

Food is an important part of most holiday celebrations. This is one of the reasons everyone enjoys holidays so much! However, these big holiday dinners can sometimes be a bad thing – especially for the gut. Also known as acid reflux, heartburn happens when acid in the stomach moves up into the esophagus through the […]

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What is IFC? – and why it may be beneficial if you’re suffering from hemorrhoids

About 10 million people in the United States suffer from hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins found at the lowest part of the rectum and the anus. There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids can be found far inside the rectum and can’t typically be seen or felt. They are generally painless, […]

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