ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute recently appointed Robert T. Craig III as its chief executive officer, overseeing operations for the company’s six locations statewide. Craig joins the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute team from Missouri, with more than 20 years of professional experience as an executive leader in the health care industry. Read More
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Eat and hike your way to healthier veins during National Blueberry Month July is National Blueberry Month, and that means there’s no better time to squeeze in a quick workout while stocking up on this healthy snack. Varicose veins can be diminished and sometimes eliminated by adding certain foods like blueberries to your diet. Blueberries Read More
Walk Or Run Your Way to Healthy Veins Many inquiries arise about the relation between walking or running and varicose vein health. Running and walking is very beneficial to the ‘second heart,’ which is made up of muscles, veins and valves in the calf and foot that work together to push blood back to the Read More
As the days continue to get longer and warmer, weekend retreats become more common. Exploring new corners of the state is a great way to stay active, but it’s important to stay healthy while traveling no matter how tempting those chips, sodas and candy bars might be! If a road trip is in your near Read More
Summertime in Alaska has been a big topic of discussion for the Circulation blog. We recently discussed ways to incorporate exercises into a busy summer routine in addition to raising awareness about how heat can affect varicose veins. Not only is it important to maintain a healthy diet and keep your lower extremities moving to Read More
Earlier this year The Circulation discussed the importance of healthy eating habits and offered 18 superfoods that promote heart and vein health in addition to the American Heart Association’s heart-healthy grocery shopping list and nutrition basics. The list of superfoods includes: Salmon Oatmeal Blueberries Dark chocolate Citrus fruits Soy Potatoes Tomatoes Nuts Legumes Extra-virgin olive Read More
Do you frequently have cold fingers or toes? While most ignore these slight inconveniences, many don’t realize they could be an underlying factor of poor circulation. If you’re a frequent reader of our Circulation blog, you know that varicose veins and spider veins are a result of your blood not flowing properly throughout your body. Read More
Fact or fiction: sitting with your legs crossed is harmful to the health of your heart and veins. While many believe this statement to be true, Medical Daily recently busted this myth, stating that your posture and extended sitting are actually the culprits not crossing your legs. Studies show that, in addition to stretching regularly Read More
Spider veins. The Circulation recently discussed how these painful venous insufficiencies differ from varicose veins. While both are commonly found in the lower extremities, varicose veins are enlarged, swollen veins, and spider veins are smaller, web-like vessels visible beneath the skin’s surface. While much smaller than varicose veins, spider veins can still be unsightly and Read More
Do you think that store-bought fruit smoothie you’re drinking is heart-healthy? While there are added benefits of swapping a meal with a vitamin-rich protein smoothie, you could be adding tons of unnecessary sugars to your diet without realizing it. What is so bad about sugar, you ask? The Circulation recently discussed just that. Sugar is Read More