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Manage the Unavoidable Avoid the Unmanageable

Relevant educational questions are being asked: Who should learn how to treat vein disease? Who should be teaching others about venous disease? What are the educational requirements to teach others about venous disease? What are the standards to assess adequate venous education? Who should real ...

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In Search of The Right Life

I am in Brooklyn walking through an old, beautifully designed bank with my two sons, Jeremy and Sam. It is the kind of bank that is architecturally so interesting with columns, mosaics, gilded ceilings and the character of the early 1900s. Nothing like the bland, generic ones now found on every corn ...

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Pictorial Architecture: Discarded Eloquence

During the past 10 years in VEIN we have tried to help you minimize the same old mistakes and disasters. We give you current data and ideas so hopefully you will rarely make your own mistakes. No pictorial architecture or discarded eloquence, just decisions and more decisions. Here’s to the next 1 ...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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