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Foot screenings for Footwear with Care

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Dr. LeBlanc and Dr. Gambardella participated in the two foot screenings for the Footwear with Care Program organized by Abby Sullivan Moore and Deb Barrows from Community Partners in Action, the Hartford Police Department, the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association and

You can outsmart diabetes

Diabetes affects the lives of more than 29 milllion people in the Unites States, and more than eight million don’t even know they have the disease yet. Diabetes is the inabiity to manufacture or properly use insulin, and it impairs

This summer: Protect feet from the heat

One perk of a beach-bound vacation is knowing you can lounge happily with your toes dangling in the warm weather, shoe-free with the sand at your feet. But alas, this idyllic setting does come with its own set of tootsie

Vacation Checklist

In case of minor foot problems, be prepared with the following on-the-go foot gear: Flip-flops — for the pool, spa, hotel room, and airport security checkpoints Sterile bandages — for covering minor cuts and scrapes on the foot Antibiotic cream — to treat

Keep in mind: Summer footwear tips

Can’t decide which type of shoe to wear this summer? Here are a few helpful tips: Flip-Flops Even the most intuitive person may have trouble deciding between the countless flip-flop colors and style choices. To minimize foot pain often caused by flip-flops, select a

Tips for healthy feet at each stage of your child’s development

1 – INFANCY (birth to 1 year) Look carefully at your baby’s feet. A child’s feet grow rapidly during the first year. For this reason, podiatric physicians consider this period to be the most critical stage of the foot’s development. If

First Steps: Keeping kid’s feet happy and healthy

When it comes to the health of your children, you do everything you can to help then grow up healthy and strong. You get them vaccinated, take them to the dentist and optometrist, and you do your best to ensure

Winter weather especially harsh for those with diabetes

For people with health issues like diabetes, foot health is especially important  when the weather turns cold, as the disease can affect your body’s circulation even more so during the winter months. People with diabetes should keep these tips in mind: You probably

Keep feet happy in winter weather

The holidays are over, but most regions of the country face a few more months of winter. Whether you’re slogging through deep snow and sub-zero temperatures in the north, or contending with dampness, chill and muddy conditions in the south,

TLC for winter feet

Three easy to follow tips to keep your feet happy during winter. Raise, point, and curl your toes for five seconds  on each foot. Repeat 10 times. Rotate your ankles to relax your feet. Cup your heel and rotate each ankle