Why Women’s Feet Hurt More in Autumn and What You Can Do About It

(StatePoint) As the weather cools and women switch from open to closed shoe styles, the transition can be painful. Dr. Thanh Dinh, DPM, FACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon and president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) says two of the most common

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What You Don’t Know About the VA Western New York

By Annette Pinder Veterans Day is November 11, a day we come together to pay our respects and stand united with gratitude for those who served our country. Our national VA Healthcare System offers the most comprehensive system of assistance to veterans of any nation in the

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What is Harmonia Collaborative Care?

Harmonia Collaborative Care, a not-for-profit organization that began 50 years ago, focuses on behavioral health and senior care services. The name “Harmonia” reflects the agency’s dedication to working harmoniously and collaboratively to provide individuals, families, and seniors with the support they need. The following is an overview

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Using Soundwaves to Heal Musculoskeletal Pain: What is Shockwave Therapy?

By Annette Pinder Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), also known as shockwave therapy, is an advanced highly effective non-invasive FDA-cleared treatment to heal musculoskeletal pain using acoustic pressure waves. Daniel P. Keating, DPM and David Pochatko, MD, of Excelsior Orthopaedics, explain that EPAT works by harnessing the

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The Value of the Flu Vaccine: Lessons from Flu Seasons Past

by Peter Kates Flu activity was unusually low throughout the 2020-2021 flu season both in the United States and globally, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the reason is not a surprise. The safety protocols implemented to protect against COVID-19, including

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The Basics of Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes affects millions of people around the globe, and its prevalence has risen significantly in recent decades. In fact, the number of people with diabetes has nearly quadrupled between 1980 and 2014. Life with diabetes can be challenging, especially when the disease leads to additional complications such

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Symptoms and Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer

Courtesy of Great Lakes Cancer Care Collaborative The pancreas is an organ in the abdomen tucked behind the lowest part of the stomach that releases enzymes that aid in digestion and produces hormones that help manage blood sugar. Like other areas of the body, the pancreas can

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Support Your Loved One on their Recovery Journey: Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)

By Claire Rosenecker Coping with and learning how to handle your loved one’s mental health and/or substance use disorders can be challenging and overwhelming. Creating a positive environment in which your loved one feels supported and motivated to participate in treatment is critical to guiding them on

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Social Media and Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

(StatePoint) Recent public internal research from Facebook reveals that its photo-sharing app Instagram can have harmful impacts on young users, particularly girls. Many participants in the U.S. and U.K. study say they feel “addicted” to these apps, while at the same time, attribute depression and anxiety to

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