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Ransomware: Healthcare’s latest cyberthreat

June 28, 2016

Ransomware attacks are a form of digital extortion and a way for hackers to easily monetize health information by holding it hostage.

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The current health of podiatric medicine

June 21, 2016

Save for the daily interactions that podiatric physicians have with their patients involving treatments and outcomes, podiatric medicine looks very little like it did a generation ago. Sweeping changes in patient insurance and reimbursement models, influenced most notably by the Affordable Care Act, have forced practitioners to confront new realities inconceivable in the past

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How running shoes change the muscles in your feet

June 21, 2016

You might think that cushioned running shoes were designed to give your feet a break. But scientists have discovered that lacing up causes us to use more muscles in our feet than we thought. After attaching tiny wires to the feet of 16 intrepid volunteers, researchers found that certain muscles along the arch of the foot were more active while running in shoes than while running barefoot

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Skin cancer check? Do some sole-searching

June 21, 2016

Sunlight is considered the leading cause of melanoma, but daily wear-and-tear appears to promote the deadly skin cancer in at least one place where the sun rarely shines, researchers say. Stress and damage caused by walking or running could be a risk factor for melanoma on the soles of the feet, the Japanese researchers contended. Worse, because people don’t think to check for melanoma on their soles, when the cancer is found it’s often very advanced, the investigators reported.

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Lower body conditioning may cut upper body injury risk in softball

June 6, 2016

Safety of underhand pitching overrated By Hank Black Better pre- and offseason lower-body conditioning may help prevent some serious overuse injuries to the upper extremities of young female fast-pitch softball players, according to the lead author of a recent prospective study of player-reported injuries. “Because the lower body is the driving force of the windmill pitch, a good conditioning program for the gluteal mus­cu­lature would be important in sequentially stabilizing the pelvis and trunk to provide support for the rest of the kinetic chain,” said Matthew V.

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Cloudflyer Footwear

June 2, 2016

The Cloudflyer from Swiss footwear company On features a low-profile outsole, a wide platform, and an active wedge in the medial heel and lateral forefoot to give pronation guidance without static features such as posting and dual-density foam. A star lacing system helps alleviate pressure points across the forefoot

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Vantage Camera From Vicon

June 2, 2016

Vicon’s new flagship camera, Vantage, combines technology with accessible design to open up motion capture to a broader audience. The camera’s individual components have been designed to work together to provide up-to-the-minute informa­tion so the user can make adjustments in real time.

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Contender Post-op Knee Brace

June 2, 2016

Corflex introduces the Contender Post-Op Knee Brace. The brace features a simple adjustment system to minimize fit time after surgery and weighs just 27 oz. The ZipTrak Telescoping System adjusts brace length from 18″-26″ in 1/8″ increments and allows for the adjustment of intermediate cuffs to help avoid incision sites

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Össur Unloader Hip OA Brace

June 2, 2016

Össur announces the launch of the Unloader Hip, a unique brace intended to provide relief for patients with mild-to-moderate hip osteoarthritis (OA). The Unloader Hip is designed to improve mobility by using compression to encourage external rotation and abduction of the femoral head during gait, which helps reduce load on the affected joint. Compression of the affected area also provides proprioceptive support

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X-Trac Knee Support

June 2, 2016

Pro-Tec Athletics is proud to introduce the X-Trac dual-strap knee support.

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