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September 21, 2018

Congratulations to Brendan Bennett on his Fellowship at the U.K. College of Podiatry

Congratulations to Brendan Bennett (CPMA Secretary and NSPA President) on becoming one of the new Fellows of the U.K. College of Podiatry (Podiatric Medicine).  
September 6, 2018
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A 4-Year-Old Developed Sepsis After Shopping for Shoes Without Socks

From the Health news article: A mother’s warning about back-to-school shopping has gone viral after her daughter developed a serious infection and nearly died after trying on shoes at a store in the United Kingdom. The 4-year-old child wore sandals to the store and was […]
September 4, 2018
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These 6 Changes In Your Feet Could Indicate Health Problems

From the Medical Daily news article: Sometimes, you need to look down to know what’s up. Your feet can be extremely helpful in sending health signals to let you know about an underlying disease or medical condition. “Many, many people with diabetes are diagnosed first […]
August 31, 2018

Hey, Quick Question: Are Flip-Flops ‘In’ Again?

From the fashionista news article: Dr. Gary Prant, a podiatrist at Arbor Foot Health Center in Austin, Texas (and my dad!), advises avoiding wearing them on any trek of considerable distance. He also recommends wearing more supportive flip-flops by brands like Noat, Birkenstock and Teva, […]
August 30, 2018

Canadian Students Complete Studies at NYCPM

Six students from the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR) completed their eight-week rotation at NYCPM in July and received their certificates at a special luncheon. Back row (L-R): David Youdim, Veronique Plante-Quevillon, Oliver Daigneault, Jean-Maxime Rocheleau. Front row (L-R): Dana Zahkour, Laure Richer. […]
August 29, 2018

Diabetes foot care: Ignorance, poor referral fuel diabetic limb amputations in Nigeria

From the vanguard news article: Stakeholders have called for more awareness and capacity building to tackle the increasing prevalence of diabetes and its complications even as they identified ignorance and lack of prompt referral as factors fueling amputation among diabetic patients. The experts who gathered […]
August 29, 2018

5 Quick Tips For Shopping for the Right Width Shoes

From the foot wear news article: Just like your waistline, the size of your foot can increase in width. Unfortunately, a regimen of diet and exercise will not likely get it back in shape. The causes can range from expansion due to heat, standing for […]
August 21, 2018

The Hazards Affecting Your Employees’ Foot Safety

From the EHS Today news article: Many jobs require employees to constantly lift, move and work with heavy objects, all while standing for long periods of time. When all of these factors are coupled, it can result in potentially fatal injuries that start with the […]
August 8, 2018

Why going barefoot encourages a better foot structure for children

From the independent news article: Humans have gone unshod for millions of years; it is only in the past few centuries that people have started wearing shoes. However, a recent survey shows that shoe-wearing among young boys isn’t universal. German children and teenagers spend most […]
August 3, 2018
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7 Blood Sugar Testing Mistakes to Avoid

From the Every Day Health news article: If you have diabetes, it’s imperative that you learn to effectively self-test your blood sugar to keep your glucose levels in check. For example, results from a study of more than 5,000 people living with diabetes showed that […]