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Blood Lipid Control Inadequate in PAD Patients

Blood lipid control in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) continues to be “suboptimal,” researchers on a new study conclude. The observational analysis showed that despite their increased risk for cardiovascular and limb events, lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) was generally underused in patients with PAD, and many who were treated still had elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

How Losing 260 Pounds Quite Literally Saved My Life

Neal Bendesky, a.k.a. the 199 Guy, tells Men’s Health how working out with Orangetheory Fitness and committing to good nutrition have given him a new—and longer—lease of life. I used to be a prisoner of my job as a senior sports marketing and sales executive for major professional and college teams. I had exciting, high-profile

NIH Launches New Research on COVID-19 in Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The National Institutes of Health has launched a new research initiative to better understand how COVID-19 affects children, particularly those with long-term effects of coronavirus infection. The CARING for Children with COVID program will study why some children face greater risks

EXPLAINER: How do I know when to get my 2nd vaccine shot?

As U.S. health officials try to get COVID-19 vaccines to people more quickly, it’s already time for some people to get their second shots. So who’s keeping track to make sure you get the correct second dose, and on time? And who can see that information? It’s one of the many logistical issues health officials

I Overcame My Fear of Gyms and Lost More Than 150 Pounds

Matthew Riggs, a 33-year-old IT worker from Essex, knows all too well the pain that losing a father can cause. After his father passed away from cancer when he was just 11-years-old, he began putting on weight. His coping mechanism was comfort eating, which spiraled out of control. “By the time I was 16-years-old, I