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Seminar to Address Varicose Veins

Release Date: 05/18/2015

Varicose veins can be unsightly and painful. Thankfully, several treatment options are available to help people who suffer with this medical condition look and feel better. Inland Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center are teaming up to hold a free educational seminar on Wednesday, June 3 in Waterville to share information and answer questions about the treatment and diagnosis of varicose veins.
 
“Varicose veins are very common, affecting more than half of people 50 years of age and older,” says Mona Li, a venous surgeon and phlebologist at EMMC Vascular Care of Maine. “People who have varicose veins may explore treatment options for cosmetic reasons, or they may seek out help because their veins are painful. If left untreated, varicose veins can cause ulcers and other serious health issues.”
 
Inland Hospital and EMMC are partnering on the event to bring awareness to varicose veins, help people determine when the time is right for an evaluation, and discuss treatment options. Diagnosis is offered right at Inland Hospital.
 
“As part of EMHS,  Inland and EMMC are proud to work together to improve patient care in the greater Waterville area and the surrounding communities we serve,” said John Dalton, Inland Hospital President and CEO. “It’s part of our commitment to the community to offer educational sessions like this one that can help so many people.”  
 
The seminar is being held at the Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel on 375 Main Street. Dinner will be served at 5:30 and will be followed by a presentation and question and answer session. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by visiting Eastern Maine Medical Center's website or by calling 973-6670.

Click here to view the event flyer!