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:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Steven Tonkinson, 36, of Coconut Grove, Florida, ran the ... started in 2003. This year, he ran all 26.2 miles with a green 25-pound ... the Miami Heat. , This Sunday, while many are watching the Superbowl, Steven Tonkinson ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The event is being held on April ... in Minneapolis, Minn. Triumph Over Parkinson’s will fund nearly $100,000 for research for the ... lives with Parkinson’s disease and is the architect of this informative event to raise ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... After years as an active staff surgeon and having ... surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned to chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at ... term as chief and began a second three-year term in January of 2016. , ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Regular gym users know ... having to wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After the ... lose weight and get in shape by joining gyms, starting new walking or running ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... Dr. Justin Scott and Dr. Lydia Muccioli of Pure Dental Health ... in need. The event is scheduled to take place on February 27, 2016 from ... dental care to community members in need. Each patient will be given the opportunity ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... Feb. 5, 2016  ivWatch, a medical devices company, is ... Award granted by Governor Terry McAuliffe,s office. ivWatch ... February 25th at an event to be held at the ... award honors professionals and business that have made significant contributions ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160205/330117LOGO ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Feb. 5, 2016  Patients in Alabama ... ultrasound (HIFU) therapy no longer have to travel out of ... partnership with Urology Centers of Alabama to provide ... procedure for qualifying patients. Alabama ... the treatment of prostate cancer using many different modalities. They ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Feb. 5, 2016 ... of the "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: ... profile to their offering. --> ... of the "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: ... profile to their offering. --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: