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For many, the summer months - when school is out and families take vacations - mean lots of fun in the sun. But with all the pleasures of the season comes injuries and increased visits to the emergency department.

For many, the summer months - when school is out and families take vacations - mean lots of fun in the sun. But with all the pleasures of the season comes injuries and increased visits to the emergency department.

More than 800 people, including some 300 cancer survivors, came together to celebrate survivorship and life with their families and Stony Brook University Cancer Center caregivers at Stony Brook's annual National Cancer Survivors Day. The beautiful, bright June day brought many sunny smiles to those in attendance, as well as stories of hope from survivors ranging from the very young to those in their golden years.

Stony Brook Medicine's latest crop of new physicians - all 121 who received their MD degrees during the 41st Convocation of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine on May 21 - will begin their careers as practicing physician starting in July. Collectively nearly half of the Class of 2015 will begin residency in New York State. The rest will train at academic medical centers and other healthcare institutions in 17 other states.

Embarrassed to show off your legs this summer? Well you're not alone. Varicose veins affect more than 30 million adults in the US between the ages of 18 to 70, with women twice as likely as men to develop the condition. These veins bulge and rise above the skin's surface. They are often unattractive, uncomfortable and could cause further medical problems.