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Who Needs Dialysis Access?

When your organs fail, modern technology steps in to perform their jobs and save your life.  Among these life-saving machines, one of the most widely used and most effective is dialysis, a treatment that does the job of your kidneys when yours have failed.  At Rockland Thoracic & Vascular Associates, we create dialysis access ports for patients in […]

Bad Habits That Negatively Impact Your Vein Health

You have more than 60,000 miles of vasculature, which means that if you took all your veins, capillaries, and arteries out of your body, they could circle the Earth more than twice. Most people don’t think about their vein health until something goes wrong, but there are some simple adjustments you can make to eliminate bad habits […]

Risk Factors for Emphysema

A form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema develops when you’ve sustained damage to the walls of your lungs between the air sacs called alveoli. Once pliable and elastic, your lung tissue becomes stiff and can’t expel air completely.  With old air trapped in your lungs, there’s no space for fresh air to enter, which causes […]