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Community seminar, vein screening planned in Crosslake

Painful leg veins can be a symptom of serious health problems. Yet many people defer treatment, thinking that varicose veins are merely cosmetic, and they don't want to appear vain. Others grow accustomed to the swelling and pain because their condition progresses slowly, creating a "new normal."

Learn more about vein conditions and treatment options from general surgeon Dr. James Dehen and have an initial screening at a complimentary seminar from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, following the SilverSneakers class at the Crosslake Community Center. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

Venous diseases are caused by poorly functioning valves within veins. This inefficiency causes spider veins - red or blue web-like veins on the skin's surface. Untreated, they can grow into varicose veins, which appear as bulges on the leg's surface. The disease can progress to include swelling, pain, clotting, ulceration and skin inflammation.

Space is limited. Register by calling 218-828-7583 or emailing