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PAD Problems? Medicated Stents Can Help (Video)

A new type of stent provides long-lasting help for some patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Initial trials show that these new medicated and flexible stents help restore adequate blood flow...

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Diet May Provide Protection Against Artery Disease

The Mediterranean diet has long been known to be a heart-healthy way to eat. New research shows that the diet also may protect against peripheral artery disease (PAD), or the clogging and hardening of...

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Can Dark Chocolate Help Ease Your Pain from PAD?

It’s not news that walking is good for you. But a recent study found that a sweet treat may make walking a little easier for you if you have painful leg cramping from peripheral artery disease (PAD)....

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Do You Smoke to Cope With Pain? Research Finds Surprising Effect

If you find yourself lighting a cigarette when you’re in pain, you’re not alone. Many people smoke to cope with chronic pain. But here’s the kicker: Research shows that tobacco use overall – both...

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Post-Exercise Test May Help Your Doctor Better Diagnose Your Peripheral...

Peripheral artery disease Peripheral artery disease (PAD) – also known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries – occurs in the arteries that carry blood to the arms and legs. The arteries...

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How to Treat Your Peripheral Artery Disease

Your options for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) are expanding. That’s good news – if we only knew which ones were best. First, some background on PAD PAD is when plaque builds up in arteries...

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My Hands and Feet Are Always Cold — Should I Worry?

It’s a familiar scene. You turn up the thermostat; your partner turns it down. Some people struggle with feeling cold all the time — especially when it comes to their hands and feet. If you feel like...

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