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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Treatment for varicose veins

By Jerry Brewer, M.D.




Finding the right rectification


JewishWorldReview.com | DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have varicose veins in my legs, and they really bother me. What causes them? Is there any reliable way to get rid of varicose veins?


ANSWER: Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins, usually blue or purple, that commonly appear in the legs. They develop when blood pools in veins, causing them to stretch. Effective treatments are available. But finding the right treatment for your situation depends in large part on where the problem is occurring.


Veins bring blood to the heart from the rest of the body. To do this, the veins in the legs must work against gravity. Contraction of lower limb muscles helps to pump blood back to your heart. Valves in the veins open as blood flows toward the heart, then close to stop blood from flowing backward.


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Varicose veins frequently develop when large veins deep in the legs lose their ability to efficiently return blood to the heart. That causes the blood to back up into other veins closer to the surface and bulge outward.


A number of factors can raise a person's risk for varicose veins. As people age, varicose veins become more common because, over time, wear and tear can affect the valves within veins and make them prone to leak. Smoking and obesity are significant risk factors for varicose veins, as is having a job that requires long periods of standing or sitting. Family history seems to play a role. And women are more likely than men to get varicose veins.


Varicose veins are usually not dangerous, but many people don't like the way they look. They can also cause symptoms, such as swelling, a feeling of throbbing or heaviness in the leg, and pain after standing. In some cases, skin damage can result from varicose veins. Rarely, a blood clot may form if a large amount of blood pools within a varicose vein. That situation can potentially be serious because a clot that breaks free and travels to the heart or lungs (pulmonary embolism) can be fatal.


When considering the best treatment for varicose veins, an important factor is to determine the source of the problem. Using ultrasound to examine veins deep in the leg is often the first step. If those veins are not pumping effectively, treatment needs to be targeted there in order to reduce pressure in the other veins.


If a deep vein requires treatment, a common approach is radiofrequency ablation. During this procedure, a thin probe is inserted into the vein and the tip of the probe is heated. The heat causes the vein to collapse and seal shut. This does not cause circulation problems because other veins in the leg can take on larger volumes of blood. In addition to radiofrequency ablation, a procedure called ambulatory phlebectomy may be used to remove varicose veins closer to the skin surface through a series of tiny skin punctures.


If the deep veins are not affected and varicose veins are not severe, less-invasive treatment options are usually recommended. Wearing compression stockings may help veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. Quitting smoking, exercising, losing weight, avoiding long stretches of standing or sitting, elevating the leg, and wearing loose-fitting clothing can help ease symptoms of varicose veins and may prevent them from getting worse.


Before you decide on a treatment for varicose veins, talk to your doctor about your situation, as well as any health risks or possible side effects of procedures you may be considering. Keep in mind that successful treatment of varicose veins can take some time. Multiple treatments may be necessary to effectively eliminate all varicose veins. Be aware, too, that even after treatment, varicose veins may redevelop. -- Jerry Brewer, M.D., Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

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