What are the Risk Factors for Varicose Veins?

Misconceptions about what causes varicose veins abound. Crossing your legs, excessive weight and standing for extended periods of time do not cause varicose veins, but they can aggravate them and intensify their symptoms. Varicose veins are actually caused by the...

Primary Care: Are You Just Another Number?

Written by Joana Pichs Bringas, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC Marina is a 67-year-old Hispanic female who presents my office today as a new patient so that I may provide here primary care. She has multiple conditions, cannot remember the name of her medications, and did not bring...

Compression Stockings: Not Just for Long Flights

At Abella Care we have been singing the praises of compression stockings for years. These specialized hosiery improve circulation, can help prevent, or reduce the progression, of venous disorders like thrombosis, phlebitis and edema and can even prevent blood clots in...