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Diabetic feet require extra care, caution

Diabetic feet require extra care, caution

By Jamie Settles Carter, D.P.M., Podiatrist, Lexington Podiatry November is American Diabetes Month; a time to bring to light the crippling nature of this looming public health crisis. Diabetes is a serious disease, one that affects the entire body: the kidneys, heart, blood vessels, brain and more. But as a Podiatrist, …

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Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Fall is full of nature’s beautiful bounty, like buckets of crisp glistening apples, artist-palette dipped leaves, and fields piled with giant pumpkins and gourds. But beware. The beast of October can rear its ugly head, snatching up nutrients, crashing blood-sugar levels and overwhelming parents and …

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Step up to better-fitting Kids’ Shoe

Step up to better-fitting Kids' Shoe

For most families, shoes are a major back-to-school investment. So choosing the right shoes – ones that fit properly, wear well and provide good support – is important. Unfortunately, most shoes today are purchased in self-serve shoe stores or even online … leaving parents with a job for which many …

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Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. …

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Make Time for Healthy Family Dinners

Make Time for Healthy Family Dinners

Soon, the kids will be back in school and the mad rush will be on to juggle after-school activities with work schedules, family and church commitments, homework and other day-to-day responsibilities. Let’s be honest: When families are overscheduled and overcommitted, something has to give. All too often, that something is healthy, …

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When the rock in your shoe is something else

Rock in Your Shoe is Something Else Lexington

By Dr. Nicole Freels, FACAOM As human beings, we often delude ourselves into thinking health issues will resolve without help. Sadly, this is rarely the case and people suffer needlessly as a result. When it comes to foot problems, this is especially true, considering that the average person walks 3,000 …

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