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January 15, 2019

Research: Step forward in understanding human feet

From the University of Exeter media release: Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet. Unlike species such as chimpanzees, which have opposable digits on their feet, humans have evolved arched feet to enhance upright walking. These arches were thought […]
December 15, 2018

Early treatment for leg ulcers gets patients back on their feet

From the Imperial College London media release: Treating leg ulcers within two weeks by closing faulty veins improves healing by 12 per cent compared to standard treatment, according to new findings. The research, led by Imperial College London and funded by the National Institute for […]
November 13, 2018
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Diabetic Foot Ulcers Heal Quickly with Nitric Oxide Technology

From the Michigan Tech media release: Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days. They’re planning to drop the healing time by amplifying what the body already does naturally: build layers […]
November 13, 2018
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Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons offer tips for diabetic foot care

From the AOFAS media release: Foot Health for National Diabetes Awareness Month ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — November is National Diabetes Month, a time to focus on a disease that affects over 30 million people in the US. The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS) raises […]
November 7, 2018
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5 Shoe Tips for People With Plantar Fasciitis, According to a Podiatrist

From the foot wear news article: Plantar fasciitis, according to the Mayo Clinic, is one of the most common causes of foot pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone […]
November 2, 2018
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It’s Diabetes Awareness Month (and World Diabetes Day is coming November 14)

Diabetes affects foot health and foot health affects your diabetes prognosis. An estimated seven in 10 diabetes patients will have nerve damage that impairs feeling in their feet. Fifteen percent eventually will develop a foot ulcer. Among those with ulcers, one in four will lose […]
October 15, 2018
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Ford To Let Businesses Implement Sexist Dress Code, Force Women to Wear High Heels At Work

From the north99 news article: Doug Ford plans to roll-back worker protection laws, including rules that made it illegal for businesses to force women to wear high heels on the job. Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, brought worker protections into the 21st century. […]
October 5, 2018

International Podiatry Day to be held on 8 October 2018 Raising the awareness for Podiatry

Paris, October 2018 – International Podiatry Day (IPD) held each year to draw attention to foot health and podiatry with the general public, other health professions and government health officials about the impact and the dangers of foot and ankle ailments, is to take place […]
October 4, 2018

LISTEN: What Being Homeless Means For Foot Health

From the WFPL news article: Rows of tables were set up with homeless service providers on Wednesday at the Salvation Army in Louisville. It was a day to help connect homeless people with housing, food, jobs and other social service programs. As WFPL’s Lisa Gillespie […]
October 2, 2018
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How caring for your feet affects your body and workplace health

From the Ladders news article: “Your feet and toes must be kept healthy. … Proper alignment is like an email address — if one letter is off, the entire message is compromised.” Any house that’s constructed starts with the foundation. And the foundation of an […]
September 15, 2016
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Diabetes-related amputations increasing

From the Irish Health news article: A National Diabetes Footcare programme was introduced by the HSE in 2010 and it currently employs 22 podiatrists. However, the number of amputations continues to increase. “We are not even stemming the number of diabetes-related amputations and inpatient foot […]
July 14, 2017
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Birdseed Turned Superfood May Help Curb India’s Diabetes Scourge

From the bloomberg news article: Podiatrist Vinaya A.S. has bumped across southern India in a bus-turned mobile clinic for 17 years, going village to village checking feet for the ulcer-causing effects of diabetes. These days, her key to staving off limb amputations comes down to […]
November 16, 2017
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True impact of diabetic foot ulcers

From the Science Daily news article: The prognosis for people with an infected diabetic foot ulcer is worse than was previously thought, according to new research. More than half the patients in the research study did not see their ulcer heal over a year — […]
November 17, 2017
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Diabetic foot ulcer mobile detection system using smart phone thermal camera: a feasibility study

From the NCBI news article: Nowadays, the whole world is being concerned with a major health problem, which is diabetes. A very common symptom of diabetes is the diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). The early detection of such foot complications can protect diabetic patients from any […]