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Summer means foot problems for many
Las Vegas Review-Journal
It's summer and Southern Nevadans are letting the dogs out. Ouch. Sorry. Still — and archaic colloquialisms and outdated pop cultural references notwithstanding — when hot weather arrives, Southern Nevadans join sun worshipers across the country in putting away the sturdy shoes of winter, putting on their sandals and flip-flops, and exposing their feet to the elements.
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The rise and fall of minimalist footwear
Lower Extremity Review
Once thought by some to be the next big thing in running, minimalist footwear has been scrutinized in recent years by researchers and class-action plaintiffs who claim the shoes do not provide the same benefits as barefoot running and may in fact increase the risk of injury in some runners.
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High heel workouts are a new fitness trend
My Daily
High heel workouts promise to tighten your bottom and tone up your thighs, but let's face it, they could also leave you with a twisted ankle. The stiletto is the latest American fitness craze to make its way to the U.K. with personal trainer Nikki Manashe fronting the trend which claims to tighten legs and buns.
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Screening gets specific: Functional testing studies sharpen focus
Lower Extremity Review
As evidence accumulates in support of functional movement testing for predicting injury risk, researchers are taking a closer look at how functional screening can be applied to specific athlete populations.
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Shift work may increase risk for type 2 diabetes
The Boston Globe
Shift workers, especially those who work rotating shifts, are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China reviewed 12 international studies that involved more than 226,000 people, 15,000 of whom had diabetes. They took into account the participants’ working hours, their body mass index, their level of physical activity, and their family history of diabetes.
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How measuring transcutaneous oxygen can help evaluate wound healing potential
Podiatry Today
Alison J. Garten, DPM, writes, "I recently referred a patient who has a chronic ulceration for a vascular consult. Non-invasive testing included ankle/brachial index (ABI), toe/brachial index (TBI), pulse volume recordings (PVR), skin perfusion pressure (SPP) and transcutaneous oxygen (TCOM or TcPO2). Macrocirculation in the lower extremity occurs through the posterior tibialis artery, anterior tibial artery and the peroneal arteries, the three main arteries that supply the limb. The ABI, TBI and PVR studies evaluate macrocirculation. The SPP and TcPO2 examine the microcirculation or skin capillaries within the skin layer."
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Study: Many parents are in denial about their kids' obesity
The Atlantic
There’s a certain type of parental pride that grows from just the right combination of willful ignorance, unflagging optimism, and impressive mental gymnastics. Junior’s latest report card was less than stellar? Well, yes—he’s so smart that school just bores him. Little League game spent on the bench? The coach probably doesn’t realize the talent he has on his hands. But that usually harmless denial can also manifest itself in a more significant—and more damaging—way, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of WERCWatch, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WERC, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Symptomatic venous thromboembolism uncommon without thromboprophylaxis after isolated lower-limb fracture: The knee-to-ankle fracture (KAF) cohort study.
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
The prevalence of deep vein thrombosis as demonstrated by routine venography in patients with distal lower-extremity injury requiring cast immobilization or surgery is 10 percent to 40 percent. These deep vein thromboses are usually asymptomatic and distal, and the need for thromboprophylaxis in these patients is not known.
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