Beth Kassanoff, M.D.

Internist, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

Latest by Beth Kassanoff, M.D.

Itchy Spider Veins

What to Do About Itchy Spider Veins

Spider veins sometimes cause itching and burning, but these sensations are usually harmless. Here’s what you need to know.

A woman with back pain from sciatica.

Got Sciatica? These Treatments May Help

Sciatica often goes away on its own, but symptoms may last more than six weeks. Try these tips to help ease your pain.

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Treating Peripheral Artery Disease

Leg pain—in both women and men—could signal the presence of peripheral artery disease, a cardiovascular disorder characterized by insufficient blood flow to the legs.

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Risk Factors

How to Deal With Nighttime Leg Cramps

Also known as a charley horse, it is associated with conditions such as dehydration, certain drugs, and chronic disease.

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Watch for This Under Your Nails

This form of skin cancer occurs under the nail, usually on the thumb or big toe. Here’s what to look for.