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Calling All Marathoners: You MUST Read This Before Starting Your Training

Calling All Marathoners: You MUST Read This Before Starting Your Training

When the airhorn blows over Dodger Stadium the morning of March 18, 2018, over 25,000 runners will take to the streets in the 33rd annual Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. Thousands of those participants will be making the attempt for the first time. If you’re interested in counting yourself among these intrepid competitors, then the time to begin your training read more »

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16 Tips to Help Prevent Gout or Better Deal with its Symptoms

16 Tips to Help Prevent Gout or Better Deal with its Symptoms

Gout is a type of arthritis that’s aggravated by high levels of uric acid in the blood. With an accumulation of uric acid in the bloodstream, it then crystallizes in the joints, and results in what’s known as “Gout”. Often affecting the big toe, gout has moderate to intense joint pain, swelling, redness, and limited range of motion. The pain read more »

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Nail Fungus Got You by the Toe? What Causes It and How to Cure It – for Good!

Nail Fungus Got You by the Toe? What Causes It and How to Cure It – for Good!

Fungal nail infections are one of the most common foot ailments and they can happen to the best of us. From unsightly symptoms to a high recurrence rate, you should learn the signs of a toenail fungus infection. No one wants a long-term, debilitating and painful bout with this foot condition. It’s especially true for seniors. Only about 7% of read more »

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Get the 411 From Our Foot Experts Before Buying Kids Back to School Shoes

Get the 411 From Our Foot Experts Before Buying Kids Back to School Shoes

Do they glow, and can they flash in the dark? Do they have wheels? Would Beyoncé wear them? Because these are among the criteria used by kids to choose their back-to-school footwear, some adult supervision is required. It’s important to provide children with shoes they like, and feel that they look good in, but some compromises must be made to read more »

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