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Mirror, Mirror on the Floor: I See Diabetic Foot Checks in Store

Proper foot care for diabetics is crucial. Diabetic patients are more prone to foot problems such as: Loss of feeling in their feet Changes in the shape of their feet Foot ulcers and sores that do not heal Simple daily foot checkups can prevent serious problems in the long run. It is always better to […]

Pronation Injuries

Running can be a solitary or group activity. Some people run on their own so they can set the pace, while others prefer the social aspect—and motivation—of running in a group. That’s why clubs like the Empire Runners Club in Sonoma County exist. They allow runners of all skill levels to learn from each other […]

Back to School Shoe Shopping Guide

For Sonoma County students, the school year is only a few weeks away and at the top of their school shopping list is a new pair of shoes.  You want your child to have quality shoes that follow the latest trends, but you also want to make sure that they will not cause discomfort in […]

5 Quick Exercises to Strengthen Lower Legs

Keeping your lower legs strong is important to help you stay upright and moving forward. Having stronger legs allows you to support your upper body. Having stronger ankles means your response to changes in direction will be swift.  And having stronger arches and toes means a better grip on the ground and less opportunity for […]

Gaining Your Sense of Balance

For the last 40 years the Redwood Empire Ice Arena here in Santa Rosa has hosted the Annual Senior World Hockey Tournament.  Unfortunately, this year it has been cancelled so that they can replace the ice rink floors.  The tournament has been a wonderful opportunity for middle-aged—and much older—ice hockey enthusiasts to compete or enjoy […]

Watch Out for BBQ Foods That Cause Gout!

Fourth of July weekend brings out a variety of celebratory traditions, including fireworks and wearing red, white, and blue.  Another common one is the outdoor cookout.  Families and friends gather in backyards and on porches to enjoy grilling and eating together. For anyone with gout, however, this tradition could set up a painful attack later.  […]

Can I Get a Fungal Infection from the Swimming Pool?!

The summer heat is here early, and that means many people are seeking ways to stay cool.  They wear shorts and t-shirts, stomp around in sandals, flock to ice cream trucks, and look for activities that can keep them cool.  Swimming remains one of the best and most popular options for the whole family and […]

8 Tips and Tricks to Fabulous Feet (Summer Edition)

The warm weather season is upon us and that means it’s time to put on sandals and flip flops.  But before you head outside, you’ll want to make sure you have beautiful and healthy feet- not dry, rough or uncomfortable feet! Getting your feet into fabulous shape and keeping it that way is easy to […]

Homemade Summer Margaritas

Nothing feels better on a hot summer day, than the taste of an ice cold beverage.  And what could be better than a freshly made margarita?!  Sit back and relax, or impress your pals, with these simple to make frozen margarita recipes. Simple syrup is needed for all our recipes. To make a batch, add […]

Have You Had Your Daily Does of Foot Care?

 Father’s Day is just around the corner and what better gift could there be than foot care?  Knowledge of how to correctly care for your feet is a wonderful gift, but Dad might also appreciate a day at the spa having his feet spruced up.  Most of us don’t take care of our feet very well […]