Let’s Talk Tobacco

39948535 Blond Woman SmokingHow much do you really know about tobacco? Well, you know it’s that stuff that we tuck into our cheek or roll up in paper, light on fire, and inhale. It’s the stuff in snuff, the addictive contents of a cigarette. You’re smart enough to know that it’s also the stuff that kills. Arsenic. Tar. Lead. Oh, my. Would you knowingly ingest arsenic, tar, or…

Learn the ABCDEs of Melanoma

43672457 Close Up Of A Wart On A Person's HeelMelanoma is a very serious form of skin cancer whose main cause is exposure to the sun and to indoor tanning beds. Genetic factors may be at work as well, say researchers at Yale University. Whether you inherited a tendency toward melanoma or aggravated your skin through overexposure to ultraviolet light, know this: melanoma can be deadly. Melanoma is one of the three main forms…

Fascinating Foot Facts

46471586 Healthy Male Feet Feeling Comfortable At Home.If we didn’t think that feet were fascinating, we wouldn’t have become podiatrists. Feet are intriguing and complex! They have some interesting history behind them as well – facts that you may find peculiar or surprising. So here you go – some random foot facts from around the world: Foot Binding was practiced in China beginning as early as the 12th The foot bones of…

Everybody Pronates

44790491 Digital Composite Of Highlighted Foot Bones Of Jogging Woman“Pronation” is a term that podiatrists like Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland toss around to talk about the way your foot strikes the ground when you walk. When a patient comes into our podiatry practice complaining of foot pain, depending on their specific complaint we might begin by taking a look at the way…

Alcoholism is Bad for Your Feet

8903748 Senior Man Massaging His Aching Feet With His HandsWhat do you know about ethanol? Well, at the gas station, we’re told that the gas we’re pumping into our car contains it. Believe it or not, it’s also something we put into our bodies on a regular basis if we’re not teetotalers. Ethanol, also called ethyl alcohol, is one of the main ingredients in wine, beer, and spirits. As such, ethanol can be considered…