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Patient Testimonial: A Simple Fix for BPH

In Press by Addison Clark

Ronnie had been living with benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate, for several years. The symptoms were a disruption to his daily life and getting progressively worse with time. As the problem worsened, Ronnie found himself waking three to four times during the night just to use the bathroom. Although he was desperate for relief, the thought …

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Radiologist Spotlight: John J. McLaughlin, MD

In Press, Uncategorized by Addison Clark

Dr. John J. McLaughlin, a board-certified diagnostic and interventional radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), is a man of many dimensions. He is a medical missionary, meditation instructor, Eastern philosophy enthusiast, classical guitarist, and father of two grown children and two preschoolers. Dr. McLaughlin was introduced to medicine while he was a college student at the University of San Diego. …

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What is Venous Disease?

In Press by Addison Clark

Also known as venous insufficiency, venous disease is usually associated with varicose veins and leg heaviness. In simplest terms, it is a lack of blood flow towards the heart from the legs. What causes venous disease? There are two main types of vessels in the body; you can think of them as plumbing. Arteries take blood from the heart to …

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Healthy Leg Guide

In Press by Addison Clark

Our legs have something to say about our health, and it’s never too early to start listening. Problems with leg health can affect the entire body. That’s why ignoring symptoms like pain, numbness, or heaviness can have a severe impact on your long-term health. The good news is, there are simple steps we can all take to keep our legs …

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UFE Testimonial: Carolyn’s Success Story

In Press, Uncategorized by Addison Clark

Carolyn had been suffering from heavy bleeding for months due to uterine fibroids. She was ready to get her life back and was considering a hysterectomy. Her gynecologist recommended she look into having a uterine fibroid embolization done at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates. With their convenient Fredericksburg location, it made perfect sense for Carolyn to have the procedure done …

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Ignoring the Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids Can Lead to More Problems with Your Health.

In Press by Addison Clark

Uterine fibroids—it’s not something most of us enjoy talking about. Like a heavy menstrual cycle or urinary incontinence, fibroids can cause embarrassment and inconveniences, and worst of all, severe pain. Chances are you have had or will experience uterine fibroids in your lifetime. These non-cancerous tumors grow within the smooth muscle tissue of the uterus. The tumors are not typically …

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Uterine Fibroids: Understanding the signs, symptoms and steps toward diagnosis.

In Press, Women's Health by Addison Clark

“That’s normal.” You’ve lost count of the times you’ve been told your symptoms are not unusual. You call in sick again. Leaving the house is a struggle. When you do venture out, you make sure you know where all the public restrooms are (and you keep a change of clothes on hand). The heavy bleeding, irregular periods, stabbing pain, exhaustion, …

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VIVA’s Cutting Edge, Minimally Invasive Procedures Used to Control A Variety of Cancers

In Press by Addison Clark

April is designated as Cancer Control Month. Cancer Control focuses on reducing the number of people who get cancer, reducing complications from cancer, and decreasing the deaths due to cancer. It uses approaches that have been tested through research to control the number of cancer cases as well as the effects of cancer. Cancer control programs work to find and …