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PAD: Hiding in Plain Sight

Many people associate peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with diabetes. But you don’t need to have diabetes to develop PAD, and the symptoms can be so mild that many people don’t even notice them. All too often, the disease is far along by the time it does get diagnosed, and amputation (especially leg amputation below the...


Barriers, Enablers Affect Lower-limb Amputees’ Community Walking

Since walking in the community is essential to participate in work, leisure, social activities and family roles, a study explored potential barriers and enablers for people with lower-limb amputations who use a prosthesis to walk in public. The study found many barriers, but enablers were also identified. Three focus groups (n = 14 participants) using purposive sampling...


U.S. Healthcare Spending Highest Among Developed Countries

The United States, on a per capita basis, spends much more on healthcare than other developed countries; the chief reason is not greater healthcare utilization, but higher prices, according to a study from a team led by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) researcher. The researchers determined that the higher overall healthcare...

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