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sock

white mark on the feet. In horses this means from the coronet to halfway up the cannon. In dogs and cats, it is white from the paws up to the carpus or hock.

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Q. What's the thing with having diabetes and flights? I heard that I might have problems with my feet and I should buy special socks.

A. As above stated, diabetics are at increased risk for forming clots b/c of the damage to the blood vessel walls due to high glucose. This can cause narrowing in the arteries (vessels bringing blood to tissues) as well as increase your chance of a DVT. With regards to the socks, my guess is that you're talking about pressure socks which are common for people with varicose veins and venous insufficiency where blood doesn't return from the leg well. This stasis (non movement) of the blood makes it more likely for you to form a clot. The pressure stockings in turn prevent veins from dilating and allow more blood to return from the legs, keeping the blood moving and decreasing your chance for a clot. These stockings and raising your legs periodically are some of the best activities to decrease any pain from varicose veins or swelling in your legs from vessel problems. As you're sitting still in a flight, the lack of movement means there's less blood leaving your legs (as most blood in

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Indeed, Americans are struggling to sock away money for the future, according to the survey.
Done right, you'll position yourself to purchase an affordable home, sock away emergency funds, and develop a comprehensive retirement plan.
And that is what they get with the new Roth 401k: the ability to sock away money, be taxed on it earlier rather than later and at a higher income bracket.
We'll do whatever we can to sock away enough bread to be able to once in a while take three months and go back to the theater,'' says Carradine.
Age-weighted plans that enable older employees to sock away more than younger employees also are increasingly popular.
He doesn't cite any figures, but he probably calculated that he just needed to sock away a couple of hundred thousand, recharge his batteries, and return to public service.
Bottom line: You can actually afford to sock away $120 per month at a cost of less than $100.
A slow but steady economic recovery is generating more tax revenue than many states had anticipated, offering elected officials tantalizing choices about whether to ply voters with tax breaks, boost spending for favorite programs or sock away cash for another rainy day.
After you've gotten a handle on retirement savings, sock away money in a 529 savings plan for tax-free education.
According to conventional wisdom, we should pay off our homes as soon as possible and sock away as much as we can in IRAs and 401k plans.
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Sock away enough money to cover at least three months' worth of income provided by the better paying of the two paychecks.