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  • Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment November 25, 2020
    Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who'd survived the disease might help boost outcomes. But new study findings, along with disappointing results from prior trials, suggest that those initial hopes may have been unfounded.
  • Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes November 25, 2020
    Coronavirus cases in the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes have reached a record high, leaving operators struggling to protect staff and residents.
  • Experts: COVID Vaccine May Cause Side Effects November 25, 2020
    Americans who get a shot shouldn't be surprised if they feel under the weather for a few days afterwards, expert say. Vaccines work to fight disease by producing an immune response within the body. And sometimes that means flu-like symptoms, such as aches, headache and fever.
  • Tips on Living With Migraine November 24, 2020
    Three people share their experiences with the chronic condition and what they've learned about finding treatments that really help.
  • Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study November 24, 2020
    Older adults with memory problems may progress to Alzheimer's more quickly if they are also suffering from anxiety symptoms, a preliminary study suggests.
  • Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks? November 24, 2020
    Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests.
  • Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes November 24, 2020
    Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%, compared with women who don't, a new study suggests.
  • Junk Food, Alcohol Often Star in Hit Movies November 23, 2020
    If there was an Oscar for "most unhealthy food in a leading role," many of America's most popular movies would be serious contenders.
  • Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk November 23, 2020
    Vegans face a 43% higher risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, a large British study warns. The researchers also identified a notably higher risk for hip fractures among those who eat fish but no meat (pescatarians), and among vegetarians who swear off both meat and fish, but do consume dairy and/or eggs.
  • 1 in 3 Parents Say Holiday Gathering Worth COVID Risk November 23, 2020
    In a new nationwide poll of 1,443 parents, about one in three said the benefits of gathering with families for the holidays outweighed the risk of spreading the virus.

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  • The Advancing World of Venous Disease October 23, 2019
    Zoe Deol, MD, FACS Regional Medical Director at Center for Vein Restoration Chair, AVLS Member Retention Task Force   I was recently contacted by […] The post The Advancing World of Venous Disease appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.
  • Featured Member of the Month (Oct): Robert Worthington-Kirsch October 23, 2019
    The AVLS is comprised of many passionate AVLS members who are dedicated to committing their time and knowledge to aid the vein and lymphatic field. In […] The post Featured Member of the Month (Oct): Robert Worthington-Kirsch appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.
  • Improving Wisely Study Highlights Utilization in Vein Care: What Are the Key Takeaways so Far? September 24, 2019
    In 2018, the American Vein & Lymphatic Society partnered with the Improving Wisely collaborative at Johns Hopkins University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation […] The post Improving Wisely Study Highlights Utilization in Vein Care: What Are the Key Takeaways so Far? appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.
  • Featured Member of the Month (Sep): Joseph Jenkins September 23, 2019
    The AVLS is comprised of many passionate AVLS members who are dedicated to committing their time and knowledge to aid the vein and lymphatic field. In […] The post Featured Member of the Month (Sep): Joseph Jenkins appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.
  • Leadership in Action: An Interview with Dr. Margaret Mann, AVLS Board Member & Chair of the AVLS Education Standing Committee September 10, 2019
    The AVLS is comprised of many passionate health professionals who are dedicated to committing their time and knowledge to aid the vein and lymphatic field. […] The post Leadership in Action: An Interview with Dr. Margaret Mann, AVLS Board Member & Chair of the AVLS Education Standing Committee appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.
  • CMS Releases Draft 2020 Part B Fee Schedule September 3, 2019
    Chris Pittman, MD, FAVLS, FACR On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes proposals […] The post CMS Releases Draft 2020 Part B Fee Schedule appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.
  • Why support C-TRACT? June 11, 2019
    Carl M. Black, MD Thousands of patients suffer from post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and in many patients its limited treatment options are ineffective in providing […] The post Why support C-TRACT? appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.
  • 2019 CPT Changes offer new codes to document consults, referral January 31, 2019
    For 2019, there are not extensive changes to the CPT code set that typically pertain to vein care. However, AVLS members will want to […] The post 2019 CPT Changes offer new codes to document consults, referral appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.
  • American College of Phlebology Expands Identity with New Name, American Vein and Lymphatic Society December 11, 2018
    The members of the American College of Phlebology (ACP) have voted to change their name to the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS). The […] The post American College of Phlebology Expands Identity with New Name, American Vein and Lymphatic Society appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.
  • American Medical Association: Is it important, and how does ACP play a role? November 20, 2018
    Immediately after they concluded their 2018 Congress attendance, ACP members Christopher Pittman, MD, FACPh and Vineet Mishra, MD, FACPh flew on to Washington DC […] The post American Medical Association: Is it important, and how does ACP play a role? appeared first on American Vein & Lymphatic Society.