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COVID-19 & the Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis

A soon-to-be-published article in the Journal of Vascular Surgery Venous and Lymphatic Disorders noted an increase in the number of cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. This was an anecdotal study from one hospital in Italy, but the findings are significant. DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE) already result in a significant number of hospital deaths, according to the National Blood Clot Alliance. The authors of the upcoming study hypothesize several reasons for this increased incidence of DVT. First, all hospitalized patients are at increased risk for DVT because they are typically immobile. Second, the COVID-19 infection may result in the release of inflammatory molecules that can injure the lining of veins and thus increase the...

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We've partnerned with March of Dimes! Read the official press release:

March of Dimes North Carolina Partners with Ames Walker in the distribution of 3,000+ facemasks to local NICU Facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

MAY 6, 2020  March of Dimes today launched a new program with Ames Walker, a company that supplies compression socks and hosiery, converted a sock line to manufacture masks. Ryan and Kaki Zell, owners of Ames Walker are partnering with March of Dimes to provide face masks to distribute to hospital partners in NC (Novant Health Care in Charlotte will receive the first shipment on May 8,2020) for parents who are leaving the hospital with a newborn.

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How Compression Socks Can Help Ease the Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

If you regularly experience an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, you may be diagnosed with restless leg syndrome (RLS). This common condition is characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move the limbs. You may also notice an increase in discomfort at night, as well as relief once you start moving your legs again. It’s even possible to experience nighttime leg twitching or a feeling of pulling, aching, or itching within the limb. While restless legs can disrupt your life, there are ways you can make yourself more comfortable and reduce your symptoms. Start by talking to your doctor about whether your medicines or health conditions are leading to RLS and if it’s...

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A Helpful Guide to Compression Socks for Men

Whether you’re a male athlete, a guy with a chronic health condition, or a man who wants to improve your physical wellness, you should learn more about compression socks. These popular garments have come a long way since they were first designed. Today’s compression socks for men are stylish, functional, and effective at promoting blood circulation in the feet and legs. Read through this guide to discover the biggest benefits of compression gear. Once you understand how the right socks can help you, you’ll be ready to shop for the perfect pair. Understanding the Benefits of Compression Socks for Men Almost every man can use compression socks to improve their health and wellness. When worn regularly and as directed, compression...

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The Definitive Guide to Traveling with Diabetes

The Definitive Guide to Traveling with Diabetes

If you are one of the many people who live with diabetes, you know just how important it is to take excellent care of your health. To stay well, your daily activities probably include everything from checking your blood sugar to carefully watching your diet. Even though you may have more wellness considerations than others, you can still live your life to the fullest. As long as you follow your doctor’s instructions and take your medications, you’re free to work, enjoy your favorite hobbies and, best of all—travel.  Whether you’re interested in taking a tropical vacation or are planning on visiting family, know that traveling with diabetes doesn’t have to be difficult. In this guide, we’ll tell you whom you...

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