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Nov 09, 2017, 12:09 ET Have Diabetes? A Few Simple Steps May Keep Your Feet Healthy $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

If you have diabetes and think you are otherwise healthy, it can be easy to ignore the doctor's good advice. But that can catch up with you. One...


Nov 03, 2017, 06:07 ET Bears Tight End's Unusual Injury $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller suffered a leg-threatening injury during a game with the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 29. He dislocated his knee,...


Oct 17, 2017, 06:38 ET Vaping - E-Cigs Have Their Own Set Of Risks, Says Vascular Surgeon $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Are electronic cigarettes, which have been booming in popularity over the past 10 years, safer than regular cigarettes? Like so many things, it's...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:47 ET Don't fall for these 6 Internet myths about statins $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Thanks to mailings and websites that claim statin medications are harmful or unnecessary, many patients are confused about whether they should take...


Sep 07, 2017, 06:09 ET PAD | Often misdiagnosed, this illness can be mild or deadly $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

As we age, it is common to be concerned about heart disease or high blood pressure. But many people don't know that those conditions are also...


Aug 07, 2017, 07:07 ET Good News For Baseball Pitchers, Other Athletes $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

A national study has confirmed the safety of decompression surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, also known as TOS. It's good news for patients...


Jul 24, 2017, 10:41 ET Eat like an Italian (minus the pizza) $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Mediterranean cuisine has gotten a lot of attention for its potential impact on cardiovascular health. In fact, newer research in the...


May 01, 2017, 06:14 ET Don't blame the brain for an ischemic stroke $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Since a stroke occurs in the brain, it might seem like that's where the problem started. But that is not usually the case. Most ischemic strokes...


Apr 05, 2017, 06:37 ET 4 years after Boston Marathon attack, a brighter future for trauma patients $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

For trauma patients faced with limb loss, the old axiom about necessity and invention has never seemed more true. Four years after the...


Feb 09, 2017, 14:11 ET 'Heart' Disease - It Can Also Affect Your Feet, Your Kidneys And Your Brain $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

In February, American Heart Month raises awareness about heart disease. But "heart disease" is a catch-all term that refers to numerous problems,...


Jan 19, 2017, 07:13 ET Facing Surgery? Quit Smoking Now For A Safer Procedure $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Cigarette smokers facing surgery should quit smoking as soon as possible, according to a new statement released jointly by the Societies for...


Dec 12, 2016, 07:14 ET African-Americans With Diabetes Face Higher Risk Of Preventable Amputations $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

African-Americans are at higher risk for two diseases – diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) – that together threaten to cause them more...


Nov 08, 2016, 11:44 ET 6 Diabetes Vascular Complications - And How To Avoid Them $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

People who live with diabetes know they have a lot of health management to do – monitor their blood sugar, stay alert for eye problems and monitor...


Sep 15, 2016, 07:17 ET Society for Vascular Surgery: Know the 'PAD' Warning Signs; Artery Disease can be Dangerous to Health $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 Donna Parks had a sensation of heaviness in her legs for a couple of years – then sharp, stabbing pains began. A vascular surgeon...


Aug 09, 2016, 15:44 ET SVS: The Real Story On Traveler's Thrombosis - Answers To Questions About Leg Blood Clots $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

For those planning a trip, there can be plenty of things to worry about – airport security, the cost of travel and flight delays. It can also...


Jun 24, 2016, 11:27 ET Society for Vascular Surgery and American Venous Forum Invited to Present to Medicare Panel on Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 The Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum have been invited to present information to a panel that will address five...


May 23, 2016, 07:23 ET Low Income, Smoking, Word Of Mouth Associated With Preference For Surgery Over Exercise $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Conventional wisdom might suppose that everyone would avoid surgery if possible. But a research team in Houston has found that veterans who could...


May 04, 2016, 16:28 ET NIH Grant Supports Research On Gut Microbes' Effect On Postvascular Surgery Healing $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Could microbes in the gut impact human arteries? Surprising early research suggests they might play a role. Re-narrowing of the arteries is...


Feb 08, 2016, 12:14 ET Pilot study: Surgeons work to help patients quit smoking before surgery $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

A recent pilot study of vascular surgery patients found that patients facing surgery were more likely to quit smoking when their physician offered...


Feb 01, 2016, 08:00 ET SVS, APMA and SVM Publish First-Ever Guidelines for Treating Diabetic Foot $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 The Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Society for Vascular Medicine collaboratively have...


Dec 16, 2015, 18:45 ET Patient enrollment begins for PRESERVE, a large study of retrievable IVC filters $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 As of mid-December, researchers have activated the first 10 medical sites and enrolled the first nine patients in a study that will determine...


Nov 02, 2015, 15:20 ET Regular walks give diabetics a leg up on health $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Diabetics face more than food restrictions to regulate the disease. In some cases, diabetics have increased risk of losing a toe, foot or leg....


Oct 19, 2015, 12:46 ET Peripheral Arterial Disease - Popular treatment may not be the most reliable $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

According to recent estimates, more than 200 million people around the world suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease. PAD occurs when the...


Jun 04, 2014, 08:00 ET Surgeons Debate, Discuss Newest Research to Improve Vascular Health $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Approximately 84 million Americans suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease. Every day, 2,200 of them die from it, averaging one death from...


Jun 07, 2010, 13:27 ET Non-Operative Safety, Healing of Aortic Injuries Studied $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Select patients with blunt aortic injury (BAI) can be safely managed non-operatively with beta-blockade to lower the heart rate and blood pressure,...