Put Your Best Feet Forward, Despite Diabetes

SUNDAY, April 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you have diabetes, it’s time to think about your feet. “Diabetes is a multisystem disease,” Dr. Ronald Lepow explained in a news release from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “Circulation in the feet and legs may be diminished because there are problems with blood vessels…

Arnold Schwarzenegger Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has had emergency open-heart surgery to replace a heart valve, TMZ reports. According to the celebrity-news agency, sources close to Schwarzenegger say the 70-year-old was admitted Thursday to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles, for a catheter-based heart valve replacement.…

ER Docs Prescribe More Opioids Than They Realize

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many emergency room doctors underestimate how often they prescribe potentially addictive opioid painkillers, new research shows. But they pare back those pills when they see their real numbers, according to the University of Colorado study. Of 109 ER doctors at four hospitals, two-thirds underestimated how often they prescribed…