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UAMS News Bureau

Office of Communications & Marketing
4301 West Markham #890
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199

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News Release
Monday, April 13, 2009
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Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
Wireless phone: 501-951-7260
Leslie@uams.edu
Andrea Peel, 501-686-8996
Wireless phone: 501-351-7903
Andrea@uams.edu

LITTLE ROCK – A free screening for varicose veins, a common condition usually affecting veins in the leg, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 18 in the Outpatient Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Only a limited number of screenings can be done in a day, so appointments are required. Free parking is available in the Parking 3 parking deck at the intersection of West Capitol Avenue and Jack Stephens Drive. For more information or to make an appointment, call 501-686-6176.

About 55 percent of American women and 45 percent of men suffer from some form of vein problem, such as varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, irregular shaped veins that often develop in the legs. They are caused by a weakening of the vein wall, which begins to swell.

Age, gender, obesity and a job that requires a lot of standing can increase the risk of developing varicose veins. Common symptoms include leg swelling, pain, leg heaviness, numbness or an itching rash. Treatments for varicose veins range from support stockings to surgical options.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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