What Does It Mean If I Have Rolling Veins?

What Does It Mean If I Have Rolling Veins?

By Heather Michon | Perhaps this has happened to you: you’re sitting there, patiently waiting for a nurse or technician to draw blood or start an IV, and they can’t quite hit the vein. They try again. And again. Then they explain that you have...
Help! I’m Afraid of IVs – What Should I Do?

Help! I’m Afraid of IVs – What Should I Do?

By Sue Carrington | If getting an IV scares you, you’re not alone! About one in every four Americans shares your fear. Here are six steps you can take to minimize being afraid of IVs and relax throughout the process. Talk with your medical team. Don’t keep...
A Short History of IV Therapy

A Short History of IV Therapy

By Ryan MacArthur | IV therapy as we know it is barely a century old, but did you know that the practice of injecting fluids into a vein has been around since the 1600s? However, due to the lack of modern science and knowledge of the human body, early attempts to...
What happens to your body during a stroke?

What happens to your body during a stroke?

By Heather Michon | Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. That’s around 800,000 people per year. Sadly, 20% are fatal and the majority of victims live with some level of permanent disability. What is a stroke, exactly? Our brains need...

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