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An aging America: The future of healthcare depends on telehealth

August 19, 2014

As a country, we are living longer and in greater numbers. The number of people over the age of 65 in America is predicted to rise to nearly 80 million by 2040, according to the Administration on Aging.

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Osteoporosis in young women due to wrong gait: Doctors

August 12, 2014

Improper gait with too much of pressure on one leg and crossed feet while walking are some reasons why women in their early 30s are developing osteoporosis, said orthopedic doctors.

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Many who consider their feet normal have abnormalities, loss of sensation

August 12, 2014

Self-reported information about foot health from patients with type 2 diabetes, particularly those with peripheral neuropathy, is not reliable, according to research from the University of Western Australia in Perth. In a community-based cohort of 358 patients with type 2 diabetes, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed for the Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II said they considered their feet to be normal

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Some patients opt for toe lengthening surgery

August 5, 2014

It’s a condition that affects up to one in every 2000 people, but few have ever heard of it. Brachymetatarsia happens when there is a growth disturbance in a bone in the foot

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The rise and fall of minimalist footwear

July 29, 2014

Once thought by some to be the next big thing in running, minimalist footwear has been scrutinized in recent years by researchers and class-action plaintiffs who claim the shoes do not provide the same benefits as barefoot running and may in fact increase the risk of injury in some runners.

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A special thanks to the advertisers

July 23, 2014

A special thanks to the advertisers who supported our 5th Year Anniversary issue. Look for the LER seal on their ads in July.

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SmartTemp Liner

July 22, 2014

WillowWood’s Alpha SmartTemp Liner brings temperature control to prosthetic liners with Outlast, a heat management technology that was developed for NASA. The product is designed to absorb heat generated by an amputee’s residual limb, which reduces sweating and the amount of moisture within the prosthetic liner. The liner uses one-way stretch Select fabric to control pistoning but still allow circumferential stretch for easy donning.

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Ped Lite Penny Loafer

July 22, 2014

Ped Lite is proud to introduce the Scott, an adjustable penny loafer specifically designed for patients with diabetes. With a roomy 6/16″ of extra depth, the Scott loafer is designed to be both stylish and affordable.

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Neolon with Silpure

July 22, 2014

JMS Plastics Supply introduces its Neolon top cover, which incorporates Silpure into neoprene. Neolon with Silpure provides antimicrobial protection against bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus using advanced silver technology. Silpure also offers lasting freshness, eliminating odors by controlling bacteria that cause the problem

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Innowalk Mobility Device

July 22, 2014

Thanks to a new partnership agreement between Ottobock and Norway-based company Made for Movement, Ottobock has exclusive distribution rights in North America for the Innowalk, a motorized medical device that fits patients with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, and muscle disorders. No independent standing or mobility is required to use the Innowalk, and it can be adjusted according to the size, mobility needs, and personal motivation of the user.

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