Approved Links

We’ve compiled some of the websites we feel provide the most trusted information and resources for your artery and vein issues.

To visit a website, click on the category below to expand the selection. Then, simply click on name of the organization to be taken to its website. You will visit their site in a new tab.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields as well as many basic science disciplines.

American Podiatric Medical Association

The American Podiatric Medical Association is the premier professional organization representing the nation’s Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (podiatrists). The APMA represents approximately 80 percent of the podiatrists in the country. Within APMA’s umbrella of organizations are 53 component societies in states and other jurisdictions, as well as 22 affiliated and related societies.

Footcare Direct

Foot Care Direct is the ultimate footcare information source on the web. They have assembled information sources with a direct influence on the study and treatment of foot, ankle and heal conditions.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Heart Information Network provides timely and trustworthy patient guides about heart attack, blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke, diet and more.

Life Line Screenings

Join the millions who have chosen Life Line Screening to help prevent the complications of heart disease and stroke.

Hypertension Foundation

The mission of the Hypertension Education Foundation is to improve health and possibly save lives by generating and distributing information about hypertension and by promoting research and teaching in the field of hypertension.

Hyptertension and Cholesterol

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman’s Health Initiative.

National Lymphedema Network (NLN)

An internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

American Venous Forum

The AVF is an international consortium of venous and lymphatic specialists dedicated to improving patient care through education and information exchange.

Society for Vascular Nursing

The official Web site of the SVN, the nursing organization dedicated to the compassionate and comprehensive care of persons with vascular disease.

Society for Vascular Surgery

The Society for Vascular Surgery seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. The organization was founded in 1947 and merged with the American Association for Vascular Surgery in 2003. The Society currently has a membership of more than 2,200 vascular surgeons. Membership in the Society is widely recognized in the vascular community as a mark of professional achievement. The Society seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health.

Action on Smoking and Health

ASH is a campaigning public health charity working for a comprehensive societal response to tobacco aimed at achieving a sharp reduction and eventual elimination of the health problems caused by tobacco. 106,000 people per year die from smoking-related diseases in the UK and tobacco is a major cause of illness and health inequalities. Tobacco is a powerfully addictive drug that most of its users would like to quit using.

American Council on Science and Health

The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health.

Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.

Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

The Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society was founded in 1976 as a national forum for young fellowship-trained peripheral vascular surgeons. From a modest beginning as The Peripheral Vascular Surgery Club, it has grown from an original 19 to over 150 members. It remains, however, the only national vascular organization that requires specific fellowship training in peripheral vascular surgery as a prerequisite for membership.

Excellent general site for patient information.

Vascular Disease Foundation

The Vascular Disease Foundation is a nonprofit, inter-societal organization whose entire purpose is to reach patients with easy to access information about prevention, prompt diagnosis, comprehensive management and rehabilitation of vascular disease.

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