Archive for June, 2007

Diabetes, Exercise & Foot Circulation

The Influence of Exercise on Foot Perfusion in Diabetes. Researchers at the Wound Healing Research Unit at Cardiff University in the UK measured changes in circulation in the foot following brief periods of exercise in participants with and without type 2 diabetes and arterial disease. There were 61 participants and 116 limbs were evaluated. The [...]

Western States Run – Foot Blisters

I worked at the Western States 100 finish line in Auburn this past weekend, giving the finishing runners needed foot care. The run is conducted along the Western States Trail starting at Squaw Valley, California, and ending in Auburn, California, a total of 100 miles. The trail ascends from the Squaw Valley floor to Emigrant [...]

Hiking Freel Peak

Freel Peak is the highest peak in the Lake Tahoe Region at 10,881 feet. The two most popular routes to the top are through Armstrong Pass. The shorter of the two routes involves driving on USFS road 051 off of Highway 89 to the base of Armstrong Pass. It is only 1 mile to Armstrong [...]

Nike+ iPod Sport Kit

Cool New Gear For Runners & Walkers The Nike+ iPod Sports Kit allows you to listen to your favorite tunes while you run or walk AND track your speed and distance. A sensor placed on the Nike shoes tracks time, distance and speed and transmits this information to the iPod receiver. The iPod can give [...]

Penlac®, Diabetes & Toenail Fungus

Researchers at the Institute for Diabetic Foot Research in New York, studied 49 type II diabetics with distal subungual onychomycosis (DSO – the most common type of toenail fungus). The patients were treated with ciclopirox 8% topical laquer (Penlac®) once daily for 48 weeks. Results: At the end of the study 63% of the patients [...]

Tips for Hikers

Hiking can be one of the most enjoyable and affordable ways to exercise. It is not necessary to buy lots of fancy gear to hike (although it may seem otherwise if you browse any of the retail outdoor catalogs). It is also not necessary to be at a top fitness level. You simply need a [...]