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Varicose veins typically happen in the legs, though any superficial vein may become varicosed. Solarisys/ Shutterstock

Varicose veins: are they harmful?

Sometimes called ‘spider veins’, varicose veins are a common condition in both men and women.
Too much sitting may increase the risk of developing diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and it may even cause premature death. morir soñando/Flickr

Health Check: the low-down on standing desks

More people are getting standing desks in response to our increasing knowledge about the harms of sedentary lifestyles. But can you transition to standing at work without causing yourself harm?
As they transport blood against the force of gravity, veins require special mechanisms to ensure that blood doesn’t flow backwards. Colin Davis/Flickr

Health Check: what you should know about varicose veins

Veins are part of the body’s extensive network of blood vessels, returning blood back to the heart to maintain a continuous circulation. And when things go wrong with them, you can end up with varicose…

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