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Smoking and vaping may be unhealthy and addictive and pose health risk to lung

Wasn’t vaping supposed to be good for you?

It seemed like a great idea to begin with – a device that mimics smoking a cigarette to help people ...
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Close-up photo of the carotid artery

Major Breakthrough in Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease

Have you been told carotid artery surgery or stenting is too risky for you? A new, FDA-approved procedure to treat ...
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A Seismic Shift in Access Creation

Vascular Specialists now performing groundbreaking new procedure for those facing dialysis For decades, patients facing hemodialysis have had few options ...
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Did you know…?

You may think that veins and arteries are pretty straightforward body parts, just 60,000 miles of tubes moving blood around ...
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A healthy vascular system means a healthy this!

Blood flow is your body’s life force. Oxygen-rich blood that travels through flexible, clear arteries to reach to the very ...
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Are You Drinking This Instead of That? Make a Better Choice For Your Health!

The dangers of consuming sweetened beverages, from soft drinks to flavored coffees and teas to juices, is well documented. These ...
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Seven ways to avoid this life-threatening health crisis – which most Americans are ignoring

Each day, advances in health care help us live longer, fuller lives. Unfortunately, many Americans are becoming more and more ...
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When Will You Need To Consider An Access?

Nearly a half million Americans are undergoing hemodialysis to treat end stage renal disease (ESRD), with over 62% of these ...
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Could this have started during your teens?

Actually, atherosclerosis begins developing in childhood. While the symptoms of atherosclerosis aren’t felt until you’re into middle age or older, ...
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Are You Ready To Get Rid Of Your Varicose Veins?

With all the snow and ice on the ground, it’s the perfect time to plan for swimsuit and shorts season! ...
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FREE Breakfast * FREE Health Screenings * FREE Health Presentation

Hosted by the Vascular Education Foundation FREE Health Screenings FREE Breakfast Buffet FREE Understanding PAD - Peripheral Artery Disease • Get ...
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LEA-UP Meeting Focuses On Antibiotic Stewardship – Dr. Brian Yu presents and leads discussion about diabetic foot wound care.

A real and growing concern about “superbugs” brought together over eighty medical professionals to hear specialist Dr. Brian Yu discuss ...
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Better Health is Just Steps Away!

There’s a life-transforming exercise out there and nearly everyone can do it. It’s free, it requires no expensive equipment and ...
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Not So F.A.S.T. Can Still Mean Stroke

May is World Stroke Awareness Month and here at Vascular Specialists, our medical professionals are committed to helping you avoid ...
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Eleven Reasons You Need a Vascular Surgeon

You have a family doctor, a dentist and perhaps an eye doctor, all working together to improve or maintain your ...
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LEA-UP Meeting Focuses On Foot and Leg Wound Care To Avoid Amputation

Podiatrist Maureen McShane presents to open group of medical professionals. Over forty medical professionals gathered to hear Maureen McShane, DPM, ...
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Springtime Special Vein Offer from Vascular Specialists!

Don’t spend another summer hot, sweaty and uncomfortable because you’re hiding your legs in long pants. Now is the perfect ...
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Dr. Tanquilut 1st to Perform Breakthrough Aneurysm Repair at Silver Cross

Fellowship trained surgeon uses fenestrated stent graft to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm.  On Jan. 31, 82-year-old Salvatore Darpa became the ...
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Is red wine the answer?

For many years, we’ve been told that red wine, about 4 ounces a day but no more than 7 drinks ...
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Wound VAC speeds healing, lowers risk of infection for all types of wounds

When your vascular system is compromised by aging, disease or diabetes, your body’s ability to heal an open wound is ...
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Physicians Gather For Information about Diagnosing Calciphylaxis

Dr. Eugene Tanquilut’s LEA-UP group learns that early diagnosis is vital to survival.  - The thirty-five physicians and medical professionals ...
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Survivor of Severed Artery has Message of Hope for Bears’ Zach Miller

Dr. Eugene Tanquilut performed same surgery on Tinley Park woman It was a flip-flop that did her in. As Rachel ...
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How To Avoid The ER This Holiday Season

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Vascular Specialists! Are you following us on Facebook and ...
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Seminar Helps Medical Professionals Identify, Diagnose Rare, Usually Fatal Disease

Dr. Tauseef Ahmed Sarguroh explains calciphylaxis at LEA-UP meeting - The thirty-five physicians and medical professionals were discussing a condition ...
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Have the new guidelines given you high blood pressure?

Your blood pressure readings haven’t move single digit but as of Monday, you may suddenly have hypertension. The American Heart ...
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Vascular Specialists Welcomes Alex Del Real, Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Eugene Tanquilut is pleased to announce that Alejandro Del Real, Nurse Practitioner has joined the Vascular Specialists team. “In ...
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I need an angiogram! What does that mean?

Diagnostic tests, even non-invasive tests like a simple X-ray, can put us all on edge. Being recommended for an angiogram ...
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Chicago Southland Health Care Professionals Collaborate To Prevent Amputations

Dr. Eugene Tanquilut founded LEA-UP to save limbs in diabetic, PAD and neuropathy patients - For most people, a blister ...
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If you prick us, do we not bleed?

Many times, the sight of blood is the first indication that we’ve injured ourselves. We may not feel that scratch, ...
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50 Years Without Doctor Visit Results In Near Amputation

Eugene Tanquilut, D.O., “worked a miracle” to save leg, function - Fifty years is a lifetime. In 1967, fifty years ...
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Is this the reason your blood pressure is so high?

Hypertension can be caused by genetics, diet, tobacco use or weight gain. In these circumstances, a combination of lifestyle changes ...
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Fellowship-trained Dr. Saadi Alhalbouni and Nurse Practitioners Roach and Ruffalo Join Vascular Specialists Practice, new offices to serve patients better

Dr. Saadi Alhalbouni, left. N.P. Danielle Roach, middle. N.P. Lisamarie Ruffalo, right.  Vascular Specialists, LLC is expanding both medical staff ...
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After the stroke, it’s time to move.

The stroke itself was terrifying. The uncertainty of “how did this happen to me?”, the rush of physicians, specialists and ...
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Medicare covers your abdominal aortic aneurysm screening!

If you are at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), Medicare Part B will cover a one-time ultrasound screening, ...
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New Study Shows Measurable Difference In Carotid Artery Disease Treatments

- A new study has announced that different procedures to prevent stroke have different long-term results. The Swedish study compared ...
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Dr. Eugene Tanquilut is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – why does that matter to you?

You’ve seen the initials D.O. behind Dr. Tanquilut’s name but you may never have really thought about what they mean ...
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Newly FDA-Approved Iliac Stent Procedure First Ever Within Advocate Healthcare System Performed at South Suburban Hospital

Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan of Vascular Specialists completed ground-breaking endovascular procedure. - Daniel Greer didn’t realize that he was becoming part ...
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How Garry Shandling Died

On March 24, 2016, Garry Shandling died. Initial reports speculated a heart attack, but his personal physician refused to sign ...
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Your Health Back Faster With Our Quick Attention

Here at Vascular Specialists, we are especially proud of our quick response time. We’ve heard many stories of patients who’ve ...
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Dr. Pradhan Performs Unusually Rare Emergency Surgery To Save Tinley Park Resident

Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan credits Advocate South Suburban Hospital ER team with “quick diagnosis and action” - When Lynn Mead told ...
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Stroke Symptoms That Last Just Seconds – Should I Call 9-1-1?

It could last only seconds and it could last for several minutes. A sudden drooping of your face, a disturbing ...
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Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan Recognized By Advocate South Suburban Hospital

His patients have called Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan a clear communicator, honest and sweet and a real lifesaver. His peers speak ...
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Vascular Specialists Continues to Grow, Welcoming Courtney Stanford, N.P. 

Vascular Specialists is always looking for the latest best practices, cutting-edge devices and university-level techniques to better serve our patients ...
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Chicagoland Vascular Surgeon Eugene Tanquilut, D.O., Included In Trademark Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition

- The patients and peers of Dr. Eugene Tanquilut of Vascular Specialists have long recognized his compassion and expertise. Committed ...
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First-ever Remote Endarterectomy at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Treats Peripheral Artery Disease

Dr. Eugene Tanquilut, vascular and endovascular surgeon, one of only two qualified Chicago Southland physicians, performs procedure. History was made ...
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Get your legs ready now for your winter vacation

Whether it’s a quick trip to Florida or an extended vacation to the French Riviera, you’ll probably want to wear ...
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Is your aorta healthy? Your life depends on it!

While we here at Vascular Specialists think all your veins and arteries are amazing, there’s one in particular that does ...
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Vein troubles don’t practice ageism!

Often, we think of vascular diseases as something that occurs as we age, affecting those in retirement years and beyond ...
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What exactly is a stent?

You’ve probably heard it a dozen times about friends or family; “he’s got a stent now.” While we know that ...
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