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A Winter's Tale: Fog and Darkness

On a dark winter’s night, one can only go two ways—joy or darkness. I chose darkness. Not for any conscious reason or thought but by serendipity and coincidence.

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Looking East

We need to look east. To the east lies Europe. I went to speak at the UIP meeting in September. Upon arrival, my wife and I decided that we weren’t in Kansas anymore…and certainly not in New York.

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The Capital is DONE; "i" Isn't

i never thought of not using a capital “I”. And certainly David Tang or Tyler Brule would never jettison this letter or notion from their vocabulary. e e cummings was the poet that felt that “I” should be “i”.

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Waves of Education: Riding the Next Crest of Phlebology

Phlebology has had three big waves. Maybe not as exciting as Big Wave Riding in Hawaii, but the Phlebology waves are exciting to us veterans. Read more.

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Third Base or Right Field? A Juxtaposition of Positions

Some of us were born infield, some of us born in the dugout. In VEIN this month, we seek to get you closer to home, or at least third base.

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Mr. Paddle and the Lost Art of Dying

In the annals of platform tennis, Mr. Paddle is the legend that is mentioned most often. Usually after a few drinks. Strange sport paddle tennis. Played in the fall and winter. Outdoors. The floor of the courts are heated in case of snow or ice. The people who play are mostly tennis players looking ...

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Serious Stuff

Vein Magazine Medical Director, Dr. Steven Elias, Introduces the Fall 2015 Issue. “Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than people who are most content...you always said people don’t do what they believe in...they do what’s most convenient then they repent.” -Bo ...

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The Crumbs of Pluralistic Ignorance

Vein Magazine Medical Director, Dr. Steven Elias, Introduces the Summer 2015 Issue. The crumb cake is one of mankind’s gastronomique conundrums—pieces of inconsequential little things held together for our enjoyment. Who thought to use these leftover crumbs for something so ubiquitous in many c ...

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Baggies and Books: Letter from the Medical Director

Walking his daughter's dog along the streets of New York with a small baggie in hand and coffee table books in mind, Medical Director Steven Elias uses this experience to reflect on the Spring 2015 issue of Vein Magazine.

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The Discovery of God

Last summer scientists discovered God. He was found in Cern, Switzerland. One would have suspected that God would be found in Switzerland, a small, quiet, unassuming country. God is not a show-off. His ego is quite intact. He doesn’t need to live in some loud, flamboyant country. Actually, I have

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