In this second part of a three-part series on PAD, we explore risk factors, symptoms and treatments for advanced peripheral artery disease.
In Part One, Frank and Maria had spent the first 18 months of their marriage in and out of the hospital dealing with poor blood flow and lesions that would not heal on his right leg. Read the conclusion of this dramatic story.
Her knees ached constantly. Her back, too. She knew why. Having long struggled to control the quality and quantity of her diet, her weight had ballooned to 380 pounds. Now she’s half the woman she used to be and committed to to better health.
A varied, quality diet could help prevent hospitalizations and even death among patients with heart failure, according to a recent study.
On a frigid morning in April 2016, he stood in the parking lot of the cardiac rehab center, looking at the front entrance about 100 feet away. It looked like an impossible distance.
Had just one thing not gone as it did, this sudden cardiac arrest survivor might not have lived to tell this story.
“I realized what your children wanted from you is what my kids want from me – a healthy father who will be around to share in their family’s lives,” writes Tony Westbrooks after receiving the same diagnosis his late father had.
A transplant recipient writes a letter reflecting on her complex relationship with, and deep appreciation for the heart she’s saying goodbye to.
There’s plenty of evidence showing that eating right, exercising and other good habits make for a healthy heart. Those behaviors help keep our brains sharper, too, two studies show.
People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to research.
High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal.
Our bodies crave water. There’s no way to live without it. But just how much do we need every day to stay healthy?