Should You Wear Shoes at the Beach?

Feet On The Beach In The Waves. AlbaniaSelf-isolation is getting really old. You’re thinking about escaping to the beach. In your mind’s eye, you see the sun warming your bare skin as you twirl your ankles in the cooling water. A fresh breeze blows off the water, flipping your hair in all directions. Emitting a contented sigh, you stroll back to your blanket, step on a piece of glass, tear the sole…

8 Ways for Seniors to Create a Safer Living Space

71919070 S Senior Stairs Man Carpet StepEvery 11 seconds in the United States, a senior citizen is treated in the hospital after experiencing a fall. Many of these falls result in a traumatic injury, such as a broken hip or brain damage. They can trigger a downward spiral into poor health. They can rob older adults of their independence. What’s a senior to do? During September, Falls Prevention Awareness month, the…

Lawn Mowing Tips to Keep Your Family Safe from Injury

14238529 Man Mowing The Lawn In The Yard Of A Country HouseBefore you fire up the lawnmower and get cutting, consider this: every year, thousands of people go to the emergency room with grave injuries from lawnmowers. Many of the injured are children who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Toe, foot, or entire lower leg amputations are not uncommon. Expert podiatrists Megan L. Oltmann, DPM and Craig B. Frey, DPM of Foot…