Community Support


Chattanooga Marathon 2018 Recap

Four thousand runners hit the streets for the 3rd Annual Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon/Half Marathon Race on Sunday, March 4th. The non-profit event, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and sponsored in part by The Vein Institute and many others, benefits Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga. Focusing on our area’s thriving businesses, vibrant entertainment scene, family-friendly communities,

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What Runners Should Know About Vein Disease

With the beautiful sunshine making it’s way back into the forecast more and more these days, let’s shine some light on the risks of vein disease for runners. Most of us are familiar with the varicose and spider veins generally associated with older people. But in fact, those are just some of the symptoms of venous disease, a condition that

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5 Things to Know About Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Pregnancy, although a miraculous and wonderful time of life, can truly take a toll on a woman’s body. When you consider swollen feet and ankles, tender breasts, stretch marks and needing to urinate much more frequently than normal—not to mention morning sickness—it’s unfortunate that many women also have to deal with painful, unsightly varicose veins on top of everything else.

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(Video) Welcome to The Vein Institute

The Vein Institute specializes in treating vein disease without the use of vein stripping. Dr. Gardner is passionate about using minimally-invasive procedures to treat conditions such as spider veins, varicose veins, DVT, RLS, and more. In this video, Dr. Gardner tells us more about the treatments he offers and takes us inside The Vein Institute. The Vein Institute specializes in

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Is My Job Giving Me Varicose Veins?

Q: I am a 45-year old hair stylist and have spent most work days over the last 20 years on my feet. Lately, I’ve been noticing broken, red and blue veins around my knees and on my calves. I thought it was because my mother and grandmother had them but then I started wondering, is my job giving me varicose

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