Charcot Foot: A Step Toward Avoiding Amputation CHICAGO. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States — now affecting close to 30 million people. Diabetics who become increasingly obese are in danger of an ailment that often leads to amputation of their feet. Now, there’s a breakthrough treatment that's become a last-chance option.
Healthy Obese…Not an Oxymoron? ST. LOUIS. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 30-percent of Americans are considered obese. The extra fat puts them at risk for diabetes, stroke and heart attack. But are all obese people unhealthy? Some could actually be healthier than their skinny friends.
Esophageal Cancer: Killing a Silent Killer MIAMI. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- This year alone, 17,000 Americans will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 16,000 of them will die from it. People who have Barrett’s esophagus, a condition where normal tissue in the esophagus changes due to acid reflux, are at the highest risk of getting the disease. Now, there is more information on treatment options for those with this difficult disease.
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