Can you believe 2016 is flying by so fast? We can’t believe spring is here, and we are starting April tomorrow! Here are a few “feel-good” reasons we’re ready for it!

  • Get ready for Farmer’s Markets! Fresh produce, sunshine, and friendly interaction with our local community is just what we need after a dreary winter!
  • Earth Day 2016 is a great day to put new habits into practice. Plant your first garden, talk morning walks, or relax on your rocking-chair front porch, to appreciate our planet, and relieve stress everyday!
  • April is National Poetry Month! Write a quick poem for your sweetheart, or make a happy rhyme about how much you love your compression socks! Creativity is a great kick-start for a mind that has been at rest, all winter!
  • Bring on the SUNSHINE! Aside from the ‘April showers that bring May flowers’, we expect to bask in the glow of our bright yellow friend all month long! April gives us that refreshing warmth that is just enough to make us smile!

#AprilShowers   #Sunshine   #LiveHealthyLiveHappy    #AmesWalker



CONGRATS, Kathy C. on answering our DVT Trivia question correctly! Enjoy your $50 Amazon gift card!

“This TEST uses sound waves to create pictures of blood flowing through the arteries and veins in the affected leg.”

Answer: Ultrasound

 Great Job gold star


Thank you, Kraig W. for sharing your ordeal with us. We believe your DVT story will relate to many others!

“I am a truck driver and had a blood clot from the back of my ankle area to the back of my thigh area. My foot swelled up to the point I could barely put my shoe on. I went to the E.R. where they did an ultrasound, and found the blood clot. I ended up on blood thinners, and yes, socks for a couple of weeks. [I wear] 20-30 mmHg prescription hose when working, and at least light support hosiery when I’m not. A very scary ordeal for sure!”

Regular people like Kraig get DVT symptoms every single day! Take steps to protect yourself today! Compression hose, daily walks, and stretching can get blood pumping at a healthy rate.

Check out great deals of up to 30% OFF compression hosiery and socks, online at right now!

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YIKES! Watch out!

Many people wait until it’s too late to seek medical attention when THESE health factors arise (indicating a Pulmonary Embolism or a Deep Vein Thrombosis.)
  • Unexplained sudden onset of shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or discomfort that worsens when you take a deep breath or when you cough
  • Feeling lightheaded or dizzy, or fainting
  • Rapid pulse
  • Coughing up blood
If you have been experiencing any of the warning signs above, please contact your medical professional immediately. Visit for more information on DVT.  Compression Stockings from Ames Walker may help to prevent DVT and encourage normal blood flow, visit to stock up on compression stockings, keeping you healthy, and happy.
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Surviving a Near Death Experience

Read this inspirational story from a teenage girl who almost died from DVT.

A Survivor Speaks: Surviving DVT at 18 by Caitlin Augustine

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