Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. Michael Landis, M.D., vascular surgeon at the Indiana Vascular Institute at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, will explain a new treatment that uses heat to reduce varicose veins.
Kidney stones are rarely a serious condition, but can be extremely painful and can cause urinary tract infections. Caleb Nelson, M.D., MPH, pediatric urologist at Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, will discuss why more children are developing kidney stones and how they are being treated.
Sound Medicine co-host Stephen Bogdewic, Ph.D. will comment on a recent proposal to include a photograph of a patient inside his or her medical records.
Most patients get a little apprehensive about going under anesthesia. Ben Taimoorazy, M.D., author of Before You Go Under: A Step By Step Guide to Ease Your Mind Before Going Under Anesthesia, will answer common questions people have about being anesthetized.
This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” with Jeremy Shere will explore how web browsing can keep older minds more active.