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Do you know enough about your foot and ankle problems? Healthmark provides links to information you can use.

Vitamin D Deficiency

Diabetes

  • The Secret Dangers of Diet Sodas

    This is easy to read, has lots of pictures and invaluable information about the diet sodas you drink everyday. Educate yourself on the dangers of diet sodas.

  • Where Do I Begin With Type 2 Diabetes?

    The American Diabetes Association is an excellent source of information for those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This specific link is great for anyone recently diagnosed with type 2 diabete. So if you, or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes this is a great place to begin educating oneself about living with the condition.

  • Health Conditions Caused by Diabetes

    Amputation? Kidney Disease? Nerve Damage? Just a few things caused by diabetes. Check out this quick, little article.

  • Sugars 101

    Here's a straight forward guide to all the different types of sugars that we receive in our daily diets.

  • Am I At Risk For Diabetes?

    The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) provides a wealth of background knowledge on the risks of acquiring diabetes and the steps that you can take to lower those risks.

Scleroderma/Sclerosis

  • Common questions about scleroderma answered here.

    Here is an excellent review of scleroderma and sclerosis. Common questions are answered along with understanding symptoms and effects of scleroderma. The website provides lots of resources for those who have been recently diagnosed and those who have been living with the disease for years.

  • The Scleroderma Foundation: What is scleroderma?

    Here is a good introduction to scleroderma. Much of the terminology and words associated with he disease are addressed and explained here.

  • The Skin I Live In: living with scleroderma

    A day in the life of a woman with scleroderma. It's important to understand the struggles that normal people living with scleroderma face everyday. Here is a moving 'day-in-the-life' article with lots of infromation about scleroderma.

General

  • Podiatry Today: Key Insights On Managing CrossFit Injuries

    Interested in trying CrossFit? Are you an on-going “CrossFitter?” Here is an article by Dr. Romansky and Dr. Flannery on understanding and preventing injury while practicing a CrossFit workout and lifestyle.

  • Changes to Stride, Surface and Form to Avoid Injury

    No matter what the season is, small changes in your running habits can help you become a stronger, circumspect runner.

  • Yoga For Your Feet

    Interested in yoga? This link describes how important the human foot is to the body and mind. Various yoga positions and practices are offered here with descriptions on how they may benefit your feet.

  • How To Treat Recalcitrant Plantar Warts

    It's very normal for people to get warts on their feet and between their toes. What's not normal is when people don't go forward and treat them properly. To better understand warts of the foot, read this very helpful article on treating plantar warts by doctors Christina A. Weber, DPM, and Kristine M. Hoffman, DPM featured in Podiatry Today.

  • Preventing Lower Back Pain

    Whether you're a triathlete, a soccer player, a runner, or a full time parent, back pain can happen from all sorts of activites. Cheack out this article for preventing lower back pain.

  • Lyme Disease: How to detect a tick bite

    Lyme Disease is agrowing concern for all people throughout the United States. Outside magazine provides 9 tips for avoiding and treating tick bites.

  • Stop Sports Injuries

    Sports injuries are often preventable and easy to protect oneself from. Check out this website for some helpful information on how you or an athlete you know can develope better practices in preventing sports injuries.

  • Commentary on Endurance Sports

    A great journal website that provides commentary, science, and opinion on all sorts of mountain and endurance sports.

  • Plantar Fasciitis

    A ultramarathon runner discusses his life with plantar fasciitis.

  • Foods That Look Like Body Parts They're Good For- Woman's Day

    These foods look like the body parts that they positively affect.

  • Preventing Work-related Injuries: Standing on the Job

    Are you on your feet all day? Maybe you work retail,  or in a resturant, or on a constuction site. Here's a way to prevent work-realted injuries if you find yourself standing on the job.

  • Beware Improperly Made Boots

    Pain in the feet and knees are linked to the popular Ugg-style boots. A warning to consumers.

  • Doctors Fight Cosmetic Foot Surgery

    The dangers of having foot surgery simply to improve the appearance of feet are revealed by orthopedic surgeons and other foot specialists.

  • How to Avoid Diabetes-Related Amputations

     A useful discussion and advice on how daily foot care can keep your feet healthier and avoid the complications diabetes can cause.

  • Six Tips to Prepare Your Feet for Hiking

    Quick tips for getting ready to hit the trails. Foot care is even more important when you are hiking.

  • Why Bare Feet Are Best for Children

    Why shoes may not be the best for your children’s feet. A study of how a child’s foot develops and the benefits of going barefoot.

  • Super Foods for Diabetics

    Here are ten foods that people with diabetes might want to consider adding to their diets.

  • Diet Advice for Diabetics

    The latest and best advice about nutrition and diabetes. Find out what the experts are recommending.