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We honor nurses and teachers!

We honor nurses and teachers!

This week, join us in honoring nurses and teachers! National Nurses Day on May 6th is followed by National Teacher Day on the 8th! What an opportunity this week is to reflect on the hard work these professionals do daily, and how thankful we are for them. The average nurse walks 3.4 miles during a 12-hour shift, while teachers log an admirable 1.9 miles during their traditional 8-hour shifts. That's quite a stroll! There are a couple items that every nurse and teacher can benefit from and should incorporate into their daily routine to feel great at the end of each day. Compression hosiery helps keep swelling and discomfort at bay during work hours, while elevating legs on a Lounge...

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Got Stress?

We have found the CURE for stress! Okay, so we haven't found the actual cure... but we have some helpful tips to share, in honor of National Stress Awareness Day! Stress. Doesn't it stress you out just reading that word?! Stress is defined as "a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances." Everybody suffers from stress occasionally, and nobody likes the presence of it in their lives. Here are some tips to help you tackle stress head on, and overcome it in your personal life. 1) Take a deep, relaxing breath! Close your eyes while you do it to increase the effectiveness of this activity. A few cleansing breaths can help reduce...

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Dos and Don'ts of Ames Walker Compression Hosiery

The world of compression hosiery can be truly difficult to navigate. This interesting article on the "dos and don'ts" of compression hosiery will set you on a path to healthy, happy legs, and optimum blood flow!
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DVT Awareness

What Is DVT and Who Does It Affect? Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that occurs in deep veins, particularly in the leg. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 300,000 to 600,000 people are affected by DVT in America every year. Behind every case of DVT is a family that loves and cares for the individual affected deeply. The first step to protecting you and your family is to spread the word about DVT.   Why Increase Awareness? In a study conducted by the CDC, 10 to 30% of diagnosed cases result in fatality within the first month. A factor to this misfortune is addressing the issue too late. That’s why engaging in meaningful...

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This article could save your LIFE!

Everything You Need to Know about DVT March is all about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. At Ames Walker, we carry a wide variety of graduated compression support hosiery, compression hose, and compression socks and stockings to help alleviate the symptoms of DVT. Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about … Continue reading This article could save your LIFE!
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