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Tips for Preventing Dry Feet and Cracked Heels

We are arriving in a fresh, new year and this is a great time to focus on your health. Perhaps you’re one of the millions of people who are starting a new exercise program or adjusting your dietary habits. If so, that’s a great move, but don’t forget to show your feet...

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Prevent Diabetic Wounds from Developing

We still use the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” because it’s one-hundred percent true. It is always better to prevent a condition from developing than to treat it, and this is especially the case for diabetic wounds. Wounds like cuts and...

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Benefits of Vitamin B

Fall crops can be found at local farmers’ markets everywhere you look these days—talk about the perfect time to get your fill of green veggies packed with vitamin B! Benefits abound when you ingest this healthy nutrient, including a reduced risk of stroke and other...

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How the Achilles Tendon Keeps You Moving

One of the nice things about southern California is that there are few times when you can’t be active outdoors. The mild winters and fairly cool summers along the coast mean that nothing can keep you from running or playing sports all year long. Even if the weather...

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The Diabetes and Nerve Pain Connection

The increase in Type 2 diabetes has many people worried. If you are newly diagnosed, you may be concerned about being able to handle the constant testing, restricted diet, or related health issues such as heart, kidney and vision problems. You might not be thinking...

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Foot, Skin, and Nail Care for Summer

Even though water restrictions have eased in some areas, Californians are all too acquainted with the problems of drought. Water is life, and the lack of it not only threatens our food supplies but also diminishes the beauty of our beautiful state. Your feet need...

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Bunions: Two Options for Bent Toe Joints

You may have seen pictures of Iman, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston and other celebrities sporting stylish, high-heeled sandals—and a large, not-so-stylish bump at the sides of their feet by the big toes. You’ve probably also seen friends and family members with...

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4 Easy Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis Pain

It’s great when you tell your mechanic about that squeaky sound you hear when you start your car, and he or she says, “Yup, sounds like the serpentine belt.” Their experience to immediately recognize what is wrong gives you the confidence that your car is in good...

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4 Consequences of Diabetes for Your Feet

Our brains are programmed to like sweetness, but too much of it can cause trouble.  Diabetes can happen during pregnancy (gestational) or because you don’t produce any—or sufficient quantities of—insulin (Type 1 or type 2 diabetes), and can cause issues throughout...

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