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Ten common foot problems

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Source: Last updated Tue 16 January 2018 By Rachel Nall RN BSN CCRN Reviewed by William Morrison, MD The feet take a lot of daily abuse from walking, running, jumping, and climbing, so naturally, they are subject to many different types of problems. From injuries to inflammation, several different types of damage and malfunctions can lead to foot problems. The feet are made of up 26 bones each, making them one of the most intricate areas of the body. Nevertheless, according to the College of Podiatry, a person will walk an estimated 150,000 miles in their lifetime, roughly the equivalent of walking around the world six times. To continue reading please click here...

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Why are my feet swollen?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Source: Medical News Today Last reviewed Fri 5 October 2018 By Bethany Cadman Reviewed by Deborah Weatherspoon, PhD, RN, CRNA A person might experience swollen feet for a number of reasons. Some causes, such as minor injury, are apparent and easy to treat. Others, however, may be signs of a serious underlying health condition that needs prompt medical attention. Here, we take a look at some of the reasons why a person’s feet may appear swollen, when they should talk to a doctor, and what the treatment might involve. To continue reading please click here...

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Daily foot care can prevent later problems

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Endocrine Today What should a person with diabetes be doing on a daily basis to ensure good foot health? Hinkes: Neuropathy, vasculopathy and a faulty immune system affect the feet of patients with diabetes and can lead to needless and preventable foot pathology. People with diabetes on a daily basis should be visually and manually inspecting both their feet and their shoes. The foot inspection is to identify a crack in the skin or a locally red swollen or warm area. The shoe inspection is to identify any defect in the shoe itself and any foreign objects in the shoes. People with diabetes who notice dry skin on their feet or legs due to autonomic neuropathy should apply a urea-based moisturizing lotion. They also need to wear appropriate socks and shoes for their activities. They should practice preventive foot care to avoid developing foot ulcers from the combination of sensory neuropathy and mechanical, chemical or thermal trauma. To continue reading please click here...

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6 ways to use your mind to control pain

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvard Women’s Health Watch Relaxation, meditation, positive thinking, and other mind-body techniques can help reduce your need for pain medication. Drugs are very good at getting rid of pain, but they often have unpleasant, and even serious, side effects when used for a long time. If you have backache, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other chronic pain that interferes with your daily life, you may be looking for a way to relieve discomfort that doesn’t involve drugs. Some age-old techniques—including meditation and yoga—as well as newer variations may help reduce your need for pain medication. To continue reading please click here...

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Why Losing Weight at Any Age Can Save You Up to $30,000

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  NBC News There are numerous benefits to maintaining a healthy weight, but what if we thought about these benefits not just in terms of our lifestyle, but also in terms of our bank accounts? A new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health approached the topic with this very question in mind. Researchers looked at the costs associated with obesity (considering both direct medical costs as well as work productivity losses) and calculated how those expenses play out over a lifetime. Here’s an example: Say you’re 40 years old and have obesity (a BMI of 30.0 or higher). If you drop enough pounds to then qualify as overweight (a BMI of 25.0 to under 30) you stand to save an average of $18,262. If you get down to what is medically classified as a normal weight (a BMI ranging between 18.5 to under 25), you could save nearly twice as much: $31,447. While your savings values peak at the age of 50 (amounting to as much as $36,278), the study found that losing weight at any age, even beyond 80 years old can save you money. To continue reading please click here...

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Protein discovery may improve treatments for diabetic eye disease

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Medical News Today / By Catharine Paddock PhD / 10/24/2017 Recent research has discovered a protein that plays a key role in diabetes-related vision loss, which may lead to better treatments for a major cause of blindness and might also have implications for other diseases, including cancer. In a report published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City describe what they found about the protein, which is known as ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (ARF6), and its role in diabetic retinopathy. To continue reading please click here...

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Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  BBC Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in short supply. Simon Magnus, Georgia Macqueen Black, Erika North and Natasha Lipman explain what it’s like to have a hidden disability, which some of your friends and family may silently be dealing with. To continue reading please click here...

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9 MICRO WORKOUTS YOU SHOULD DO EVERY DAY

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  https://life.spartan.com/post/9-micro-workouts-you-should-do-every-day Of all the excuses I hear about missing a workout, the lamest by far is “I was too busy.” Too busy to keep yourself healthy? Extend your life? Ensure you’re around to walk your daughter down the aisle or toss your grandson into the air? Here’s a simple solution for you: Spend a half-hour at lunch and five minutes every hour at work doing some sort of physical exercise. Over an eight-hour work day, that’s an hour of activity. You’ll get fit pretty quickly. Exercising in five-minute bursts will keep you alert and motivated. It’s been proven to increase workplace productivity. Here are 10 micro-workouts that I know you can fit into your day. To continue reading please click here...

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Tired of being fatigued

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvard Men’s Health Watch / Published: April, 2017 Weariness, tiredness, lack of energy. There are many ways to describe those times when you are so fatigued you can’t do anything. Often you bounce back after a quick rest or a good night’s sleep, but if fatigue is occurring more often and lasting longer, it could be a sign of something more serious. “Men may chalk up fatigue to aging, but there is no reason you should battle ongoing fatigue,” says Dr. Suzanne Salamon, a geriatric physician with Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Everyone gets tired sometimes, and your endurance may decline with age — you may not move as fast and sometimes tire quicker — but you should never be too fatigued to enjoy an active lifestyle.” To continue reading this article please click here...

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I tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine that’s going viral, and it actually works

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Business Insider /  Erin Brodwin  / Apr 20, 2017, 11:12 AM ET When I first heard about the 7-Minute Workout, an app that promises the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the gym in just a few minutes, I thought it was all hype. But as it turns out, the app, well, works you out. I tried it for the first time last year, and I’m still hooked, so I recently got in touch with Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute and the person behind the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout, to get some insight into how it works. For me, the app is perfect for weekends, or when I can’t make it to a yoga class, or as something fun to do with a friend at home. First things first: The entire workout really takes just 7 minutes. Initially, I was skeptical I could accomplish this much in such a narrow time frame. To continue reading this article please click here...

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