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    Best Compression Socks for Standing All Day

    Best Compression Socks for Standing All Day
    Whether you stand for your job or are just constantly busy and on your feet, compression socks are a great fit for your daily life! Compression socks work by compressing your leg muscles, tissue and veins in an attempt to help with blood flow in your veins and bring it back to your heart. Without the compression, your veins work against gravity to try to bring your blood back to your heart. This can be challenging if you have circulation problems, weak walled veins, or have a lack of or limited movement due to surgery, injury, or pregnancy...

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    Compression Benefits at Work

    Compression Benefits at Work

    Contrary to popular opinion, compression socks can be the BEST work accessory…hear us out!

    How many hours a day do you spend at the office sitting in a chair? Standing on hard concrete floors helping customers? Or running up an down halls tending to patients? How often do you really get a chance to take a walk or stretch during your workday? Probably not as often as you should…or want to... 

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    Dina's Journey as a Physician Assistant

    Dina's Journey as a Physician Assistant
    Hello! My name is Dina. I’m a second-year Physician Assistant student in New England. Being a clinical year student completing clinical rotations, no two days are alike. Our schedules are constantly up in the air so being flexible is the name of the game. In some specialities like psychiatry, I am sitting for 9 hours straight. On other rotations like general surgery, I am on my feet either running to consults or standing and holding laparoscopes for hours on end. Sometimes I work weekends or overnights, other times I’m on call and can get called in at the drop of a hat. Some days I get to go home early, and others I’m working for hours past when I was scheduled....

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    Payton's Journey to Becoming a Nurse

    Payton's Journey to Becoming a Nurse
    Hi! My name is Payton and I am a full-time nursing student and part-time certified nursing assistant (CNA). I have just entered my sophomore year of nursing school. While that is exciting, it is completely terrifying at the same time. I know all the stress and hard work will pay off in the long run. When I am not studying, going to clinicals, playing with my dogs, or going to class, I am working at a long-term care facility. I care for geriatric patients or patients with dementia, Alzheimers, disorders, impairments, etc. I truly love what I do and the patients I care for have taught me invaluable life lessons. Working as a CNA has only increased my passion for all things medicine. Eventually, I hope to become a NICU nurse when I graduate with my BSN. Only time will tell what part of nursing will be my true calling. I am open to anything....

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    My Path to PA by Sam

    My Path to PA by Sam
    Hey everyone! My name is Sam (@my.path.to.pa) and I am a respiratory therapist in the Philadelphia area, and also a current PA school applicant aspiring to one day be a physician assistant. I have been working for the past two years as a full-time respiratory therapist in the Medical ICU at a Level-1 trauma hospital. These past two years working in a hospital has taught me so much and opened my eyes to more healthcare careers, one being a physician assistant. I am currently on my path to becoming a PA and decided to document the journey on Instagram as @my.path.to.pa....

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    How Compression Socks Changed My Running Game

    How Compression Socks Changed My Running Game
    It was the Fall of 2015: my first marathon. At the time, I was an exercise science student at Skidmore College. Trying to apply both my physiology and nutrition background, I created my own training program. I incorporated a balance between short and long runs, along with non-impact cardiovascular training. On paper, my plan was perfect. In the weeks leading up to the big day, I started to feel a sharp pain in both the arches of my feet...

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