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Study finds hormones, fatigue affect ankle ligament laxity in female athletes
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Much of the literature on hormones and ligament laxity has focused on the knee, but a study from James Madison University suggests that an interaction between hormone levels and fatigue may also affect laxity at the ankle. Researchers analyzed ankle ligament laxity in 24 female college athletes during barefoot walking, running and cutting for four weeks, before and after a fatigue protocol that included stair running followed by a modified hurdle beep test. More

Evaluating and refining the team approach to limb salvage
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Recent data suggests that three visits to a podiatrist prior to development of an ulceration correlates with better overall outcomes with fewer hospitalizations and decreased associated healthcare costs for patients with diabetes. As the incidence of diabetes continues to rise among the general population, this study reinforces the value of the podiatric physician within the community and the overall realm of public health. More

Distance runners are a paradox for insurers
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Jennifer Frighetto is not a marathoner, but it is not for lack of trying. Had she crossed the finish line at this year's race in Chicago, it would have been her first successful attempt at the 26.2-mile distance. But just as at the 2008 and 2009 Chicago Marathons, Frighetto was unable to finish because of injury. More

Koven Technology Introduces Hands-Free Vascular Testing... Now that's Smart!

Koven has simplified vascular testing with the BF8 flat vascular probe for our Smartdop Dopplers. The BF8 makes vascular testing with Doppler fast and easy.

CDC: 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050
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In the United States, 1 in 3 people will have Type 2 diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The projections, released recently, are alarming to U.S. health officials, who say the numbers highlight the need for interventions to keep the number of new cases from climbing. More

High heel dangers: More than just a pain in the foot
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They're a popular choice for women, but high heels can be dangerous. According to orthopedic doctors and surgeons, the shoes can do more than just give women pain in their feet. "Higher heels put you at more risk of developing common things like bunions. The angle of the heel and the higher that it is, it shifts more of the weight to the front of your foot," said orthopedic surgeon Jeff Mulholland. More

Meet Dr. William (Bill) Scherer - today at 9 p.m. EST
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William (Bill) Scherer, DPM, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Scherer knows how to evaluate a business opportunity and reap the benefits. He was an early equity investor in Facebook, and has a tremendous success story to tell on how he approaches business while still keeping a physician's mindset. Tune in to hear a lively discussion about issues impacting the profession and Dr. Scherer's insights from his broad business experience. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here. More

Shoes may cause more than just pain
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Mary Gallagher was used to excruciating daily foot pain. But by the beginning of the summer the Wheaton, Ill., resident couldn't take it anymore. Gallagher, 19, spends four to eight hours standing daily at her pharmacy job and knew she needed a more permanent solution to her pain. "I was finally like, this is going to be with me for the rest of my life unless I get it fixed," Gallagher said. More

'Choosing shoes': a preliminary study into the challenges facing clinicians in assessing footwear for rheumatoid patients
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Footwear has been accepted as a therapeutic intervention for the foot affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Evidence relating to the objective assessment of footwear in patients with RA is limited. The aims of this study were to identify current footwear styles, footwear characteristics, and factors that influence footwear choice experienced by patients with RA. More

Cuban treatment for diabetic foot ulcers heads for Europe
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Cuba's biotechnology industry is hoping to conquer the European Union market with Heberprot-P, a therapeutic drug used to prevent foot amputations in patients with diabetes. Heberprot-P, developed by the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Centre (CIGB), stimulates tissue healing in deep, hard-to-heal foot ulcers that frequently occur as a complication of diabetes. It was approved in Cuba in 2006 and has been in clinical use on the island since 2007. More
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