When Back Pain Means More Than a Back Problem

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.

Smokers Shave 10 Years from Life Expectancy

Most people associate cigarette smoking with breathing problems and lung cancer. But smoking is also strongly linked to cardiovascular disease. The link between smoking and cardiovascular disease Smoking is a major cause of atherosclerosis — a buildup of cholesterol, fatty cells and inflammatory deposits (called plaque) on the inner walls of the arteries that can … Read More

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Peripheral Arterial Disease and Your Toes

It’s common knowledge that vascular disease (disease of the blood vessels) can lead to heart attack and stroke, but did you know it could also lead to loss of limbs? One serious condition that can lead to loss of limbs is peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which refers to blockages in the arteries outside the heart. … Read More