Navigation Links
Harvard Health Letter Special Section Features the Body's Unsung Marvels: The Feet
Date:8/6/2009

A special four-page section in the August 2009 Harvard Health Letter focuses on the feet and their common ailments. Dr. James Ioli, chief of podiatry at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, served as guest editor.

Boston (Vocus) August 6, 2009 -- We ask a lot of our feet. They provide a steady base when we stand, serve as shock absorbers when we move, and help propel us forward -- and sometimes backward -- when we walk or run. It's no wonder that so many people develop foot-related problems.

A special four-page section in the August 2009 Harvard Health Letter focuses on the feet and their common ailments. Dr. James Ioli, chief of podiatry at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, served as guest editor.

In the special section, Dr. Ioli and the editors of the Harvard Health Letter cover these topics and questions:

 
  • Three steps to healthier feet
  • Causes and treatments of four common foot problems: bunions, metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. An animation of these conditions is available at Health.Harvard.edu/4foot.
  • Products for the agonies of the feet: Do toe exercisers restore foot health, as they claim? How should you choose an orthotic? Do detoxifying foot pads do anything? And more.
  • How bad are flip-flops? (Short answer: very bad when worn often.)
  • Should I get a second bunion operation?
  • Why would switching from heels to flats cause pain?
Read a section from this special issue: How Your Feet Work -- and Three Steps for Keeping Them Healthy

Also in this issue:

 
  • All about shellfish
  • Acetaminophen overdose
The Harvard Health Letter is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $29 per year. Subscribe at Health.Harvard.edu/health or by calling 877-649-9457 (toll-free).

Media: Contact Raquel Schott at Raquel_Schott(at)hms(dot)harvard(dot)edu for a complimentary copy of the newsletter, or to receive our press releases directly.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Foot_Feet/Harvard_Health_Letter/prweb2725614.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Harvard Medical School Continues Education About Benefits of Probiotics
2. Harvard Medical School Releases Special Health Report on Swine Flu
3. Harvard Medical School Prostate Disease Website Guides Patients Through Decision-Making Process
4. Harvard Business School Publishes Case Study on Youth Villages in North Carolina
5. Harvard Business School Publishes Case Study on Youth Villages-Intercept in Texas
6. New Interview on E-Health Records with Dr. Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health on Talking Technology
7. Harvard Vanguard Cures Data Backup Ills With EMC Avamar
8. Tomato Products Wellness Council Joins Harvard Medical School and the Culinary Institute of America to Take Part in Healthy Kitchen, Healthy Lives April 2-5, 2009
9. Runaway Health Care Costs: 12 Ways You Can Rein Them in, from the Harvard Health Letter
10. Press Ganey and Harvards Forces of Change Announce 2nd Annual Collaboration
11. Harvard Health Publications Launches Online Stress Resource Center
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Harvard Health Letter Special Section Features the Body's Unsung Marvels: The Feet
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... , ... The Spiritual Care Association (SCA) has declared May 10, ... patients and their families, and their overall contribution to the health care system. It ... has sent “Thank You Chaplain” cards with hand-painted artwork to about 10,000 chaplains and ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... All-Star Insurance of ... assist the people of their local community. The agency pledges to select a ... Their hope is to bring awareness to important local causes with fundraising and ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Momsense, ... nursing mothers. The company’s patented technology, The Smart Breastfeeding Meter, is designed to ... that the technology is now available for purchase at Target.com . ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Pharmacy ... announced that it was chosen as the Pharmaceutical News Provider of the Year ... awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication of community members who strive to ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... and elbows. Engineered with athletes in mind, OMNIFORCE offers high-performance, less bulk, ... circular knitting, common in the industry) produces premium flat-knit construction with “focused ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... 4, 2016 In March, ... series of free workshops across Africa ... requirements for Good Distribution Practices (GDP). Good Distribution ... that products are consistently stored, transported and handled under ... or product specification. Only a few years ago, there ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... 4, 2016 Research ... "Global Actinic Keratosis Market and Competitive Landscape ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, provides comprehensive insights ... epidemiology, Actinic Keratosis market valuations and forecast, ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... from Sino-German High-Tech Fund to further expand product development, strengthen its disease modeling capabilities and increase market presence. ... ... ... ... Sino-German High-Tech ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: