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Exercise that induces leg pain seems to be beneficial for people with peripheral artery disease
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Exercise that induces leg pain seems to be beneficial for people with peripheral artery disease

Walking for exercise at a pace that induced pain or discomfort improved walking ability among people with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association. About 150,000 nontraumatic amputations occur annually, according to the 2021 American Heart Association policy statement: Reducing Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputations by 20% by 2030: Time to Get to Our Feet. Between 8 and 10 million people in the United States have PAD. The condition disproportionately affects Black people, American Indian people and those of low socioeconomic status. The condition occurs when the arteries that transport blood from the heart through...
Ontario monitoring epidural shortage in Western Canada, hospitals making plans
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Ontario monitoring epidural shortage in Western Canada, hospitals making plans

When Shaneeza Shaw planned for the birth of her first baby, she had hoped for an unmedicated delivery, but baby Jaylen had other plans. “Initially labour went fine and then I started getting a lot more pain,” recalled the new mother.“My initial plan was not to take the epidural, but I ended up getting the epidural because at that point I knew I couldn’t handle it anymore,” she said.Shaw ended up having an emergency C-section Tuesday morning and gave birth to a healthy baby boy.Dr. Lesley Hawkins, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Humber River Hospital, said an epidural is “one of the most popular choices for pain management in labour.” Read more: Prepare for shortage of epidural catheter kits for pain management during childbirth: SHA Story continue...