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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 […]
August 1, 2018

The Best Kids Running Shoes

From the Runners World news article: Kids, from toddlers to middle-schoolers, run even when they’re not trying to run—they jump, climb, play, and run some more. And all that running leads to serious wear and tear on their footwear. From recess, to their first 5K, […]
July 25, 2018

When it comes to fitness, think feet first

From the Philly news article: You cannot have good health or fitness without good feet. Seriously. But a lot of people take their foot health for granted and don’t appreciate their feet until they get all jacked up — and by that time, they’re pretty […]
July 25, 2018

Walking shoes: Features and fit that keep you moving

From the Mayo Clinic news article: Wearing walking shoes that are comfortable and fit your feet can help prevent injuries such as blisters and calluses. A walking shoe should also be fairly lightweight and provide good shock absorption. But not all walking shoes are created […]
July 17, 2018

Local person killed by infection from flesh eating bacteria

From the WTKR news article: A local person has died from an infection from a waterborne bacteria called Vibrio Vibrio is a naturally occurring bacteria found in warm salt or brackish waters. It can make people sick if they eat raw or undercooked shellfish or […]