varicose veins

Uncovering the mystery behind varicose veins

Aug 9, 2015
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We all know that person who, when upset, has that neck vein that bulges and pulses uncontrollably. Although unsightly and intimidating, we have come to accept and expect to see those veins at times, but veins that bulge permanently are a different story.

Varicose veins are common and bulge in quite the same way, yet they remain shrouded in mystery for some people.

Dr. Jennifer Heller, assistant professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Vein Centers, joins “Take Care” this week to address varicose veins and uncover the mystery behind these bulging blood vessels.

This week: a story of how the flu can be deadly

Dec 10, 2014

Joseph Marotta was a healthy kindergartner when he contracted, and died from, the H1N1 flu. Today his parents advocate for influenza vaccination through the organization, Families Fighting Flu. Hear their story, this week.

Also this week: Dr. Lorena Gonzalez talks about varicose veins and a treatment called sclerotherapy, plus how to eat healthy during the holiday season.

Susan Kahn

Onondaga County Undersheriff Warren Darby shares details of the stroke he suffered when a capillary burst in his brain last summer.

Neurologist Dr. Gene Latorre was part of the team that helped care for Darby when he arrived at Upstate University Hospital. Latorre explains the types of stroke and treatment options available.

Then, what to do for varicose veins, and our regular feature -- a "Check Up from the Neck Up."