Varicose Veins (cont.)
Other Places To Get Help
| Society for Interventional Radiology |
|3975 Fair Ridge Drive|
|Suite 400 North|
|Fairfax, VA 22033|
|Phone: || 1-800-488-7284 |
|Web Address: ||www.sirweb.org|
The Society of Interventional Radiology is a national organization of physicians, scientists, and health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapies. Intervention radiology includes using X-rays, MRI, and other imaging to move a thin tube in the body, usually in an artery, to treat a disease. An example is angioplasty for heart disease. The Web site includes a section on patient information. This section gives information on therapies for various diseases and conditions. The Web site can also help you find a doctor.
| RadiologyInfo |
|c/o Radiological Society of North America, Inc.|
|820 Jorie Boulevard|
|Oak Brook, IL 60523-2251|
|Phone: || (630) 571-2670 |
|Fax: ||(630) 571-7837|
|Web Address: ||www.radiologyinfo.org|
RadiologyInfo is a joint project of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. The website is designed to answer consumer questions about radiology procedures and therapies. RadiologyInfo has information on X-ray, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and other procedures. The information includes how they are used for diagnosis and treatment, how to prepare for the procedures, and what a patient may experience.
|American Academy of Dermatology|
|P.O. Box 4014|
|Schaumburg, IL 60168|
|Phone: ||1-866-503-SKIN (1-866-503-7546) toll-free|
|Fax: ||(847) 240-1859|
|Web Address: ||www.aad.org|
The American Academy of Dermatology provides information about the care of skin, hair, and nails. You can locate a dermatologist in your area by using their "Find a Dermatologist" tool at www.aad.org/find-a-derm.
|American Society For Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)|
|5550 Meadowbrook Drive|
|Rolling Meadows, IL 60008|
|Fax: ||(847) 956-0999|
|Web Address: ||www.asds.net|
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery was founded in 1970 to promote excellence in the subspecialty of dermatologic surgery and to foster the highest standards of patient care. Information on the treatment of skin conditions and referral lists are available online and through the ASDS toll-free hotline. The hotline is open during weekday business hours (Central standard time).
|National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|
|P.O. Box 30105|
|Bethesda, MD 20824-0105|
|Phone: ||(301) 592-8573|
|Fax: ||(240) 629-3246|
|TDD: ||(240) 629-3255|
|Web Address: ||www.nhlbi.nih.gov|
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) information center offers information and publications about preventing and treating:
- Diseases affecting the heart and circulation, such as heart attacks, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, and heart problems present at birth (congenital heart diseases).
- Diseases that affect the lungs, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, sleep apnea, and pneumonia.
- Diseases that affect the blood, such as anemia, hemochromatosis, hemophilia, thalassemia, and von Willebrand disease.
|Society for Vascular Surgery|
|633 North Saint Clair Street, 24th Floor|
|Chicago, IL 60611|
|Web Address: ||www.vascularweb.org|
VascularWeb is a Web site provided by the Society for Vascular Surgery. This Web site provides information about vascular conditions for patients and families. VascularWeb can help you learn about how to prevent and treat vascular diseases, learn about vascular screening, and find a vascular surgeon.
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