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15 Summer Foot Care Tips to Put Your Best Feet Forward

15 Summer Foot Care Tips to Put Your Best Feet Forward

It’s summertime in the age of COVID-19 and confusion is rampant. As an example, take going to the beach. A trip to the shore used to be a simple and joyous event. Simple? No longer. Joyous? Perhaps. Many beaches are completely closed. Some beaches are open, but their parking lots are closed. Some beaches are open, and their parking lots are accessible, read more »

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A New Coronavirus Symptom Emerges: COVID Toes

A New Coronavirus Symptom Emerges: COVID Toes

As COVID-19 continues its global sweep, new information about this pandemic continues to be discovered. The symptoms commonly attributed to COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills (sometimes strong enough to cause shaking), muscle pain, headache, and a sore throat. But it’s becoming more and more apparent that many of those who are hosting the COVID-19 virus remain completely asymptomatic. And asymptomatic COVID-19 hosts can be read more »

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Coronavirus Fears Cancel the Tokyo Marathon

Coronavirus Fears Cancel the Tokyo Marathon

In recent weeks, a disease known as coronavirus, aka Covid-19, has been emanating globally from its origin in the city of Wuhan, located in China’s Hubei province. What is coronavirus? Coronavirus is a viral respiratory disease of epidemic proportions. The virus is named “corona” for the crown-like structure formed by microscopic spikes on the surface of the virus which causes read more »

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First Time Hiking? 14 Hiking Tips for Beginners

First Time Hiking? 14 Hiking Tips for Beginners

There can’t be any serious disagreement. Frodo’s trek across Middle Earth is the greatest hike in all recorded hiking history. And that monumental journey is even more amazing when you realize it was accomplished without benefit of our hiking tips for beginners. 1.  Don’t hike alone (unless you actually need solitude) Coping with ticks and sunburn doesn’t require companions with read more »

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Walking for Exercise… Walk This Way to Better Health

Walking for Exercise… Walk This Way to Better Health

Walking is one of the easiest and most pleasant ways to get a good workout. Walking is an aerobic exercise that improves cardiovascular fitness and helps you control your weight, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Plus, it makes you feel great! During a neighborhood stroll, your body produces endorphins which relax the mind and relieve stress and anxiety. Want to get read more »

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6 Beach Bummers for Your Feet

6 Beach Bummers for Your Feet

Jimmy Buffett, the shepherd of summer vacationers, once famously blew out his flip flop, stepped on a pop top, and cut his heel. Fortunately, a frosty margarita was all it took to nurse the eternal beach bum back to full health, but those of us at University Foot and Ankle Institute would hate for a foot injury to interrupt your read more »

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