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Harvard Health Letter Special Section Features the Body's Unsung Marvels: The Feet

... feet Causes and treatments of four common foot problems: bunions, metatarsalgia, plantar ... 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 ...

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Only Hospital in New Jersey to Offer New Bionic Foot to Amputees

... closely replicates the function of a natural foot and enables wearers to walk with a more natural ... from patients for its ability to detect where the foot is in space -- proprioception. Utilizing ... technology and artificial intelligence, the foot is able to identify changes in terrain, slopes ...

Sunscreen on Your Feet? Doctors Urge Sunscreen Use and Exams to Prevent Skin Cancer on Feet

... But, physicians from the American College of foot and Ankle Surgeons warn skin cancer of the foot is prevalent and can even be fatal if not caught ... the foot, and often go unnoticed without routine foot exams. According ...

Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration for Chronic Wound Healing Management

... wounds such as a leg ulcer from a vein problem, a foot wound in a person with diabetes, or a bed sore, ... the bottom of the foot, referred to as a diabetic foot ulcer. These wounds are particularly difficult to ... in Tamarac. Dr. Snyder is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of ...

PAL Health Technologies Wins State-Level Prestigious 'Employer of the Year' Award

... leading domestic manufacturers of prescription foot and ankle orthoses and accompanying high ... Health Technologies offers a full line of custom foot orthotics through the XtremityScan(TM) System and ... leading domestic suppliers of prescription foot and ankle orthoses. Based in Pekin, Illinois, PAL ...

Get the Most Out of Your Run

... in a news release from the American Orthopaedic foot & Ankle Society. "Common sense is a good ... help is needed." The American Orthopaedic foot & Ankle Society offers these tips on getting ... said. Sneakers made for running protect the foot and ankle from rolling and provide well-cushioned ...

Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles

... Board tricks, repeated foot impact can lead to serious injury ... air." But according to the American College of foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), such tricks, while fun, can be physically demanding and cause serious foot and ankle injuries. ...

Artificial Ankle Takes Giant Step Forward

... co-editor of the classic textbook Surgery of the foot & Ankle and one of the principal ... More information The American Orthopaedic foot & Ankle Society has more about feet and ... orthopedic surgeon and co-editor, Surgery of the foot & Ankle , Oakland, Calif.; Judith Baumhauer, ...

Show and prove

... for cuts or sores. Left untreated, a diabetic's foot wound can lead to a serious infection or even ... therefore fail to appreciate the urgency of daily foot care," said Jinsup Song, director of the school's ... of our diabetic patients don't understand simple foot care instructions and fail to perform even basic ...

The FDA has approved ankle replacements, so why don't all insurance plans cover them?

... Pinzur writes in a FootForum commentary in foot & Ankle International , the official journal of the American Orthopaedic foot and Ankle Society. "It seems curious that the ... a third system. In 2003, the American Orthopaedic foot and Ankle Society issued a statement that said a ...

Video: Schering-Plough Introduces TINACTIN(R) CHILL, a Line of Antifungal Products Geared Specifically to Young Males

... targets first time athlete's foot sufferers and parents. KENILWORTH, N.J., May ... Athlete's foot is an infection caused by direct contact with ... to address the needs of the first time athlete's foot sufferer, which are primarily young males ages 14 ...

Cardium Reports on New Excellarate(TM) Product Formulations to Expand Commercialization Potential Into Multiple Wound Healing Applications

... Dr. Vickie Driver, D.P.M., Director of Research, foot Care, Department of Surgery at Boston Medical ... for the treatment of non-healing diabetic foot ulcers. The MATRIX Data and Safety Monitoring ... the initial indication of non-healing diabetic foot ulcers. In addition to the single syringe ...

Chronic ankle pain may be more than just a sprain

... article and Fellowship Director of the Orthopedic foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio. "People may ... the fibula). The tendons help to stabilize the foot and ankle. Tendon injuries can include ... Pain that transmits from the ankle down into the foot The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ...

Human stem cells promote healing of diabetic ulcers

... problem and socio-economic burden with diabetic foot ulcers alone costing the NHS 300 million a year. ... In humans, diabetic patients with ischaemic foot ulcers have the worst outcome of all chronic skin ... stem cells in a model of diabetic ischaemic foot ulcer. The foetus-derived cells would be ...

Expert Running Advice for Getting Fit this Spring

... and out the door is the right pair of shoes. Lady foot Locker ( www.ladyfootlocker.com ), a long-time ... experts. According to Marta Haut, a Lady foot Locker certified running expert, "Associates are ... When running, the force transmitted through your foot equals approximately four times your normal body ...

Equinox Fitness Clubs Continues National Expansion with the Opening of its Second Boston Location

... at 225 Franklin Street. The 40,000 square foot landmark building is situated in the heart of ... Consultant for Equinox. "The combination of 20 foot ceilings, 18 foot windows and its eccentric features like a 2,000 ...

A Winning Strategy to Beat Spring Sporting Injuries

... shoes, warm-up routine can prevent most common foot and ankle problems SUNDAY, April 12 ... that tends to lead to more calls to doctors about foot injuries, according to the American Podiatric ... activity greatly increases serious occurrences of foot and ankle injury," Ross Taubman, APMA president, ...

The science of design

... Richard Posoff that uses the latest in foot and ankle research to produce a foot-friendly ... not scientists who know something about how the foot works," said McGuire. "Our goal was to enhance ... off the body's center of gravity and keeps the foot from functioning normally. McGuire and Whitney ...

Survey Shows Nearly 40 Percent of Americans Reel From Heel Pain

... Treatment by a Podiatrist May Lead to Long-Term foot Ailments BETHESDA, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While foot problems such as bunions, corns and dry, cracked ... ailment -- heel pain -- stands out among foot disorders, according to a new survey by the ...

Don't Sacrifice Style Because of Sweat

... nationwide - admit to suffering from problematic foot sweat with forty-three percent of this group ... recommended by podiatrists to control excessive foot moisture," advises Eisenberg. And if it's foot odor you're worried about, look for Certain Dri ...

Cardium Reports on Recent Highlights, Financial Results and 2009 Outlook

... rapid closure of previously non-healing diabetic foot ulcers, and to gather additional information ... are supported by a fully-integrated 29,000 square foot cGMP facility with R&D and manufacturing ... the potential treatment of non-healing diabetic foot ulcers. This profile would represent a dramatic ...

Wound Management Technologies Exhibits at Premier International Diabetic Foot Conference DFCon 09

... premier international multidisciplinary diabetic foot conference that attracts attendees from more than ... care, an associate of the American College of foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) and a partner of the Ocean County foot and Ankle Surgery Association. He has published ...

Millions in Potential Health Care Savings: Prefab Orthotics Found More Effective

... for a large segment of the population. The foot care specialists at Footminders USA, in ... supports for cost-effective relief of many common foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, ... over-pronation. After successfully relieving foot pain in millions of patients across Europe and ...

World's Most Advanced Foot Scanning Kiosk Made Available to Retailers by eSoles and Pressure Profile Systems, Inc.

... and analyzes information about customers' foot measurements using highly sensitive tactile and ... modular insole system to best suit the user's foot shape and type of activity. Hundreds of the ... only be achieved by consulting with a trained foot specialist. eSoles joins a growing list of ...

New AmLactin(R) Foot Cream Immerses Feet in Moisture

... are now able to treat their feet with AmLactin(R) foot Cream Therapy from Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. AmLactin(R) foot Cream Therapy provides dry feet sufferers with an ... treatment option for dry feet, AmLactin(R) foot Cream Therapy has been reviewed and tested by a ...

Human Ancestors Put Best Foot Forward 1.5M Years Ago

... oldest evidence to date of an essentially modern foot THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- ... modern-proportioned ancestors tend to have lacked foot bones. "There's not much information regarding feet ... only a few foot bones have survived through time," Laitman said. ...

Sandal Evolution(R) Takes a Healthy Step

... Yoga Sandals(R) Originals2. This patented foot therapy can now be customized to fit the unique characteristics of each foot , increasing flexibility and helping improve ... better body alignment and relieving common foot problems such as bunions and hammertoes, all ...

If the Shoe Fits...or Does It?

... Study finds many children at risk for foot deformity due to wrong size shoes LAS VEGAS, ... may be at high risk for developing serious foot deformities. The study, which took place in ... whether any of the subjects were developing a foot deformity called hallux valgus ( ...

Adapting Gait May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

... volunteers were better at controlling the landing foot -- the foot that's on the ground when someone starts to slip. They could slow the movement of the landing foot as it began to slide forward, whereas the ...

American Podiatric Medical Association Helps Americans 'Love' Their Feet This Valentine's Day

... for the footwear (Seal of Acceptance) and foot care (Seal of Approval) industries. To show ... lotion that retains moisture, such as Amlactin's foot Cream Therapy Moisturizing Lotion with ... Point and squeeze toe muscles to stave off foot cramps and swelling. Watch heel height. ...

BioMed Realty Trust Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial Results

... 130,000 square feet, including a 36,900 square foot lease with a wholly owned subsidiary of Novo ... in Seattle, and an additional 49,286 square foot lease with Children's Hospital Corporation at the ... Avenue property, an approximately 22,000 square foot building in Seattle that is fully leased ...

Tamaris Announces Foot and Leg Ulcers Pose Significant Health Threat

... PAD at the stage of Critical Limb Ischemia with foot and/or leg ulcers. It is anticipated that the ... stable skin ulcers or non-infected gangrene on a foot or leg; diagnosed with Peripheral Arterial ... those who suffer from Critical Limb Ischemia with foot and/or leg ulcers. For more information, please ...

New Smart Toe Implant Lets Foot Surgery Patients Go 'Wireless'

... millions of Americans suffer from some form of foot pain. The American Podiatric Medical Association ... enough to warrant a trip to the podiatrist or foot doctor. (Photo: ... ) Among the most common foot problems are 'hammertoes:' a bending of the ...

Diabetics with previous foot ulcers may be able to participate in walking program

... (DM+PN), can cause individuals to develop foot ulcers and, in extreme cases, amputation might be ... exercise and walking intervention programs on foot ulcer occurrence in people with diabetic ... group. Both groups received diabetic and regular foot care education and eight sessions with a physical ...

Kay Renz Steps into PR Position for Cosmetic Foot, Leg and Vein Doctor, Jodi Schoenhaus

... Watch Dr. Schoenhaus Perform foot Fat Pad Restoration on The Balancing Act on ... for Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus. As a highly experienced foot surgeon, she is a leading expert and innovator in ... on Monday, January 19th at 7AM, discussing foot Fat Pad Restoration." ...

Put Your Best Foot Forward Next Year

... January is the cruelest month for your tootsies, foot experts say. foot and ankle surgeons experience an annual increase in patients with foot pain caused by exercise during the first month of ...

Pexiganan Phase 3 Clinical Trials Results Published in December Issue of CID

... of use to treat mildly infected diabetic foot ulcers based upon data from randomized, ... for the topical treatment of mild diabetic foot infection were published in the December 15, 2008 ... treating diabetic patients with a mildly infected foot ulcer, and might reduce the risk of selecting ...

Surgeons Predict Foot Pain Will Increase in January

... Soon after the last gulp of New Year's champagne, foot and ankle surgeons see the annual influx of patients with foot pain caused by exercise. Doctors interviewed by the American College of foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) say the most common ...

‘Tis The Season to Avoid Foot Follies: Tips to Keep You on Your Feet

... shopping can often leave feet suffering from foot problems such as blisters and sore arches. To ... for weather conditions is imperative to avoiding foot and ankle sprains, breaks, blisters and more. ... even when indoors. If you experience a foot or ankle injury, immediate treatment should be ...

Medicare to Reimburse for the Bioness L300™ Foot Drop System for Spinal Cord Injury

... spinal cord injury patients suffering from foot drop. The decision by the Centers for Medicare ... (FES) devices including the NESS L300™ foot Drop System. Based on this coding decision, ... Calif. (Business Wire EON) December 11, 2008 -- foot drop is a partial leg paralysis that prevents ...
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