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When Your Heart Skips a Beat

People use the expression “my heart skipped a beat” to describe excitement, fear and even love. But to Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Nisha Tung-Takher, MD, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG), Cardiology, an irregular heartbeat can have many meanings. An accomplished cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Tung has spent her medical career studying […]

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Four Reasons to Re-think Compression Socks

They aren’t “Project Runway” material but compression socks can keep your stride healthy. These socks – snug at the feet with a gradually looser fit on the leg – can prevent blood clots, also called “deep vein thrombosis” (DVT). “I recommend compression socks for patients who have chronic venous insufficiency, […]

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Leg Veins and Pains: What do they Mean?

Jan thought her spider veins were mostly a cosmetic problem. But then she noticed her ankles would swell after putting in double shifts at the restaurant she manages. “By the end of the second shift, my ankles would be twice their normal size,” she said. “But after a good night’s […]

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March Madness? How About Vein Vitality?

Set aside your March Madness brackets for a time this month to consider your vein health. March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month so it’s the perfect time to brush up on this common and often dangerous condition. “People tend to underestimate the importance of vein health,” said Anil Kumar, […]

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