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When Back Pain Means More Than a Back Problem

Tags: back pain, Be Well e-News, Great Pretenders Series, naf1, neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, spinal stenosis

Don’t assume pain in the lower back, cramping in the legs and that “pins and needles” feeling are the result of a problem with your spine. Symptoms of artery disease, arthritis and neuropathy often masquerade as spinal pain.

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Study of PAD Patients Shows Statin Benefits

Tags: heart and vascular institute, PAD, peripheral arterial disease, statins

A recent study found patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease who took statins were half as likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes compared with patients not taking statins. Death rates also were cut in half.

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Smokers Shave 10 Years from Life Expectancy

Tags: coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, peripheral arterial disease, prevention, research, stroke

A recent study showed that people who quit smoking by age 40 reduce their risk of smoking-related death by an astounding 90%.

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Saving Limbs—and Improving Lives

Tags: diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, vascular disease, wound care

Read about a diabetic patient's experience with losing one foot to amputation and then saving the other with the help of Cleveland Clinic's Lower Extremity Wound Clinic.

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PAD Risk Factors Could Mean Danger Ahead for Men

Tags: Dr. Daniel Clair, peripheral arterial disease, prevention, risk factors, vascular disease

Peripheral arterial disease can be treated medically, interventionally or surgically. However, prevention is always the best medicine. Learn how to lower your risk of developing PAD.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease and Your Toes

Tags: diabetes, Dr. Kirksey, peripheral arterial disease, prevention, vascular disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a vascular condition that can be effectively treated with medications and surgical interventions. Those with diabetes should be especially aware of the risk factors.