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Physical Activity Rises Along With Obesity in the United States

Obesity will remain obvious in America according to current statistics.  The illness has some gloomy figures which excuse 60 percent of people in some counties, most being female. Although some Americans are trying to uphold fit bodies, others face the troubles of obesity. “More aggressive strategies to prevent and control obesity are needed. Diet and…

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Shoe Project Focuses on Providing Shoes for Children

One Thousand Soles is a Salem-based school project that focuses on enriching the lives of the community’s youth by providing footwear for those who cannot afford them. So far, the drive has collected 1,100 pairs of new and used shoes and $900 in donations. “It’s never crossed my mind that their feet hurt,” Laurie Shaw,…

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Rudy Gobert Undergoes Surgery for Ingrown Toenail

Rudy Gobert, basketball player for the Utah Jazz, has decided to endure a small surgical procedure for an ingrown toenail. The rookie for the team will have the operation done overseas in France. Gobert has been suffering from foot inflammation as a result of the toenail, lasting only seven minutes in a recent game. “I…

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Studies Show Age and Health Do Not Prevent Bunions

A recent research study by BPT JSOnline suggests being young and healthy does not exempt you from the possibility of getting bunions. About 23 percent of people aged 18 to 65, increasing to 35 percent in people older than 65. Studies show that women are nine times more likely to acquire these bunions, according to…

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Flip Flops Cause Much Discomfort for People’s Feet

Some people like Skylar and Penny Manning are avid wearers of flip flops and love buying new pairs every chance they get. “They’re very comfortable, easy to put on, I don’t get blisters like I would have with tennis shoes and they’re lightweight,” Penny Manning said. “I have at least 15 to 20 pairs of…

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Foot Fractures Become Increasingly More Common In Women of Older Age

The University of Pittsburgh has led recent studies to the conclusion that women of a particular older age are more prone to foot fractures than younger women. A group of 10,000 women aged 65 and older were surveyed and tested by walking a certain distance. The team then focused on those who went on to…

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Growing Cases of Fungal Foot Infections Rise among Men and their Trendsetting Loafers

Many men run a risk of contracting feet fungus, along with foul odor when wearing trendsetting loafers without socks, according to experts. The look, which celebrity figures Ryan Gosling and Jude Law favor is causing a dramatic rise in bad foot odor and cases of athlete’s foot. Recent surveys which Daily Mail reports show sales…

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Athlete Races Together with Fellow Cyclists towards their Goals

Cyclist Kevin Korenthal underwent foot rehabilitation after a tragic accident required his left leg undergo amputation.  Korenthal, however, is not only stronger from his ordeal, but also uses his very experience to reach out to other cyclists in similar circumstances. “If my participation in this extraordinary event can raise just a few extra thousand dollars…

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New Study Suggests Poor Footwear A Major Cause of Foot Problems

According to a poll conducted by the College of Podiatry, at least one third of women admitted to wearing heels they know did not fit them either because they ‘looked nice’ or could not find a pair in their size. Consultant podiatrist Mike O’Neill, says “there’s absolutely no doubt that women who wear high heels…

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Brett Anderson Anticipates Evaluation and Treatment for Stress Fracture

The Oakland Athletics announced recently that their famous pitcher Brett Anderson sustained an injury that might put him out of playing for a while. The athlete’s CT scan has revealed that he is suffering from a stress fracture on his right foot. The 25-year-old left handed pitcher is currently on a 15-day disabled list with…

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