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

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no wonder that millions of Americans suffer from some form of foot pain. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) estimates that by age 50, the majority of people have logged 75,000 miles on their feet. For many, the pain is severe enough to ...

Celebrities From All Walks of Life Put Their Best Foot Forward for the Fourth Annual Open Toe Shoe Party

'Criminal Minds' star Kirsten Vangsness, Nanny 911's Nanny Stella, 'Notes From the Underbelly' star Rachael Harris and 'Iron Chef' judge and Mom-a-licious creator Domenica Catelli add style to the industry's most fun fundraiser LOS ANGELES, March 26 /PRNewswire/ ...

Cholesterol Plays An Important Role In Finger and Toe Development

The next time you would like to thank somebody for a complete set of 20 digits after counting your newborn's fingers and toes, cholesterol might be all that you need to be grateful for //! A new study conducted in mice has now found that cholesterol plays a very vital role in development of fin...

Finger And Toe abnormalities Related to Maternal Smoking

In the largest study ever conducted on the effects of smoking and incidence of birth defects, it has now been found that maternal smoking is associated with an increased risk of finger and toe abnormalities. // The birth defects could range from polydactly (presence of extra digits in either the ar...

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

...ior 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-...

Get the Most Out of Your Run

...ioning, buy a soft, over-the-counter insert. A metatarsal pad can alleviate toe joint pain or a neuroma, which is a painful swelling of a nerve. "The lengt...ur feet, pay attention to fit and make sure your toes don't rub against the toe box. And though just about everyone is trying to save a few dollars here an...

A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

... that swearing may increase tolerance to sudden hurts,,,, MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Ever blurt out a swear word after stubbing a toe or experiencing some other painful incident? Your outburst might actually help lessen the pain, new research shows. In a study that suggests ba...

Cerebral Palsy Improves After Bone Marrow Stem Cell Procedure

...e hours after the raw bone marrow infusion, E.H. was able to move her right toe for the first time in her life. That evening, she was able to walk, stepping heel to toe on her right foot. By the next day, she was able to straighten out and use ...

Nationwide Heat Wave Finally Gives Way To Cooling Trend

...essence, and real mint to get a rich, guilt-free treat. The luxurious taste of real chocolate fills your mouth while the real mint cools from head to toe For more information, visit www.metromint.com . About Soma Beverage Company San Francisco-based Soma Beverage Company, ...

First Day of Summer Has Come: Enjoy the Summer Sunshine Without Putting Yourself at Risk

...e to enter MoleSafe's website and view Elizabeth's video Skin Cancer Prevention Tips and Facts Examine your skin from head to toe every month The risk of developing melanoma doubles if you have had 5 or more sunburns Your chance of getting melanoma increases signi...

One of Women's Best Kept Secrets is Now Available in the Men's Department

...ft, wide section of the midsole creates a slightly unstable platform for the foot. The mid-density section towards the toes provides a firmer area for toe push off and faster step speed, and a rest for your legs between steps. In the case study, in the control 'comfort shoe' condition, force travel...

Resolve Hard Cuticles this Summer with Barielle Hand Cream

.... New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2009 -- Pretty pedicures aren't the only summer necessity! Polish off your look from head to toe with a perfect manicure easy enough to execute at home. With hand and nail care products from Barielle, the handiest manicure is only minutes away, re...

AcneHeroes.com Puts Focus on Skin Care for Prom

...derstands the importance of looking and feeling your best for special events. "Prom is a time when teens want to look their best -- from head to toe -- and that includes their skin," says McCord. "Having acne has been a challenge for me as I'm sure it is for many teens. That's why I got involved ...

Grapefruit juice boosts drug's anti-cancer effects

...od sugar levels, diarrhea, low white blood cell counts or fatigue. Duggan, more fortunate than most, has had milder side effects, including fragile toe and finger nails and curly hair. "I now have very curly hair," she said, "seriously curly. I have to adjust to it." Rapamycin, also known as siroli...

Toes With Nail Fungus Will Be Exposed During Upcoming Summer Sandal Months: Prepare Now

...se Americans who have been hiding their finger and toe nails in gloves, shoes or under Band-Aids will soo...he first at-home screening kit that helps diagnose toe and finger nail fungus. As part of the product lau... For those diagnosed with fungus on the finger and toe areas, Woodward Labs offers Mycocide NS Antifungal...

Engineer: Computer learning, electrical stimulation offer hope for paralyzed

...able, pacemaker-sized device. The device would deliver just the right stimulation to the calf at just the right moment in a person's gait, lifting the toe just enough to avoid a stumble and walk naturally. The device would adapt to individuals, adjusting itself to weight, activity and diet, he said. I...

Human Ancestors Put Best Foot Forward 1.5M Years Ago

...em to have belonged to a less "modern" bipedal creature, still with the big toe separated from the rest of the toes and with the more ape-like long arms wi...ight from back to front and, then, the most conspicuous feature, is the big toe which is in line with other toes," Harris said. "That gives us the platform...

Sandal Evolution(R) Takes a Healthy Step

...oga Sandals(R) Originals line with new adjustable toe separators , creating Yoga Sandals(R) Originals2. ...s2 can be personalized with an exciting variety of toe separator sizes and colors and interchangeable dec...al needs, creating varying separation between each toe to retrain alignment, aiding foot problems such as...

If the Shoe Fits...or Does It?

...foot deformity called hallux valgus ( http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00140 ). Hallux valgus is a condition that occurs when the big toe begins to angle sideways, toward the second toe, causing a bump on the side of the foot just below the big toe. This bump is called a bunion, and can ...

1 in 10 Ex-NFL Players Used Steroids, Poll Reports

... In addition to joint ligament and cartilage injuries, players who took steroids also had higher rates of neck, spine, elbow, knee, ankle, foot and toe injuries than did those who did not take steroids. However, the researchers found no steroid-related muscle, shoulder or tendon injuries. Guskiewi...

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

...nsely cushioned, acrylic footbeds also help to keep feet dry and comfortable, inhibiting blisters and hot spots. Exercise. Point and squeeze toe muscles to stave off foot cramps and swelling. Watch heel height. If you're planning a romantic night out on the town, wear high heels that...

Video: Lands' End Introduces New Sun.Life(TM) Collection

...their kids from the sun better than they protect themselves. Sun Screen for Kids - Sixty-five percent of moms say they cover their kids head to toe in sunscreen before they let them set foot outside. Want to Buy - Although nearly 76 percent of moms surveyed said they would like to buy cloth...

Foot Injuries Plague Athletes During Fall Sports Season

...ity Buckeyes, continues to recuperate from a right toe injury suffered almost two weeks ago. National Foo...ones are typically caused by overuse. Turf toe - Named for the playing field on which it is common, turf toe is a painful hyperextension of the big...

Researchers find differences in swallowing mechanism of Rett syndrome patients

...ds, distinctive hand movements, slowed brain and head growth, walking abnormalities, seizures, and mental retardation. Early symptoms may also include toe walking, sleep problems, teeth grinding, difficulty chewing and breathing difficulties while awake such as hyperventilation, apnea (breath holding), a...

Boomers Not Backing Down From Foot and Ankle Arthritis

...y to develop osteoarthritis in their big toe joint. During walking, the big toe absorbs forces equal to nearly twice a person's body weight. It plays an important role in stooping and standing. Some boomers start to develop big toe stiffness, a condition called hallux limitus, in their forties. Better su...

Choose Flip Flops Carefully for Back to School, Say Chiropractors

...ion, those slip on shoes are also changing the way kids and young adults walk, leaving them open to infection and leading to possible sprains or heel, toe or foot pain. "Young adults focus on shoes that look good, but most don't consider how supportive they are or how they're affecting the body's mecha...

Get in Step With Summer Foot Care

...f skin with a hard center. This often is caused by a hammertoe in which the toe knuckle rubs against the shoe. To permanently remove a corn, the hammertoe ...so that it stops rubbing against the shoe. Or, just wear shoes with a wider toe box. Myth: Feet don't need sunscreen. Fact: "Skin cancer on the ...

Lou Gehrig's protein found throughout brain, suggesting effects beyond motor neurons

...ack, which, in turn transmit the "wiggle" command by sending a signal to the muscles that move your big toe. Patients with ALS cannot wiggle their big toe or complete other voluntary muscle movements, including those carried out by their other extremities and eventually, by the diaphragm that moves air i...

Flip-Flops, Heels Examined for Performance, Impact

...how the lower leg and foot activate at these different heel heights. While the heel strike force was the softest in the high heels, the force on the toe was highest in this shoe. Greater toe-off force is required to propel the body forward, and potentially contributes to the instability that may result...

NBA Coach Maurice Cheeks Teams Up with the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) to Call a 'Time Out for Gout'

...s team was making its run, Coach Cheeks was experiencing a personal struggle with gout. In February, the gout symptoms affecting the joints in his big toe were so severe that he had to coach several games wearing only one shoe. "When people ask me to describe what gout feels like, I'm at a loss for wor...

Warning: New Skin Cancer Study Finds Outdoor Workers are Less Likely to Get Screened for Skin Cancer

...s that were administered to 19,702 and 18,422 employed participants, respectively. Questions included "Have you ever had all of your skin from head to toe checked for cancer either by a dermatologist or some other kind of doctor?" and "When did you have your most recent skin exam?" Dr. Kirsner explaine...

Beauty.com Partners With Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne

...e collection is favored by celebrities such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Rachel Bilson, is known for a wearably-chic head to toe look that includes everything from apparel to hats and footwear. "I am honored to be the first designer to do a bag with Beauty.com -- it's an excit...

5 Problems With Feet That Men Shouldn't Walk Away From

...ated ankle sprains and the development of chronic ankle instability. Big toe stiffness and pain. This usually develops over time, as cartilage in the big toe joint wears down and eventually leads to arthritis. The sooner it's diagnos...

New Booklet Reveals 12 Proven Methods for Stopping MRSA from Infecting Your Feet and Your Family's Feet

...ees serious foot infections. MRSA causes the worst of these. It can burrow into bones, sometimes causing gangrene and resulting in the amputation of a toe or even the foot. "People don't realize how easily MRSA can enter their feet," Nirenberg says. "Preventing MRSA infections in your feet is easy, onc...

New study likely to fuel debate over annual physical exams

...licy analyst at RAND Corp. Most patients believe they should see a doctor every year for a physical in which the doctor will examine them from head to toe and order lots of tests. There are many doctors who disagree. Physicians need to reach greater consensus on what we should advise patients to do, he a...

Common Foot Myths Trip Us Up

... deformities. So, if you suspect you have a broken toe bone, get an expert opinion. A doctor will likely ... the bone. Finally, that unsightly corn on your toe doesn't actually have a "root" in your foot. A cor...kin with a hard core, caused by friction where the toe knuckle rubs against the shoe. It's usually relate...

Another Reason Not to Smoke While Pregnant: Birth Defects

... Research finds a much greater risk of finger and toe deformities,,,, FRIDAY, Aug. 17 (Healt...s the odds that a baby will be born with finger or toe deformities. Just a half a pack a day increase... one in 600 babies is born with an extra finger or toe -- a condition known as polydactyly. A baby born ...

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

...e leaves behind? And who do we blame for the plight of the women and the children? In most homes, men have the last word. Women are forced to toe the line, as if in tacit agreement, fearing reprobation. Decisions about sexual activity, frequency of sex, contraception, and family planning are alm...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

...more leverage. Next, Dr. Scher cut the right heel bone to move it in line with his leg and fused a deformed joint in the foot at the bottom of the big toe that prevented Anthony from being able to push off with each step. Now 16, Anthonys ability to walk efficiently has been restored. Whats more,...

Australian State Approves Therapeutic Cloning

...aw in the hope that it could lead to medical breakthroughs. Pell indicated he was considering refusing holy communion to lawmakers who did not toe the line but stopped short of threatening to excommunicate them. The archbishop was roundly condemned both within and outside parliament for w...
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