Foot infections are a serious concern for Diabetics. The complication leads to thousands of lower limb amputations every year. A new orthotic device developed at the University of Michigan improves on cushioning shoe insoles by lessening friction and pressure. The dynamic foot insole is designed to move and absorb the natural motions of walking. In addition, the insole bolsters the foot, keeping it in place so ulcers and calluses can heal. Information on the Foot Orthotic can be found by (clicking here).
A new study shows American teens have the highest rate of obesity compared to more than a dozen other countries. Researchers surveyed 5,000 teenagers from 15 different countries, primarily European and North American countries. About 5 % of the teens from each country were found to be overweight, except the U.S. Here, that big number was about three times as high, almost 15%.
Researchers believe American kids are more inclined to eat fatty foods more and exercise less. That kids in the U.S., normally ride to school and snack on fatty treats like potato chips and french fries. While in other countries, kids often walk to school and snack on fruit.
Researchers examined data from nearly 30,000 teens aged 13 to 15 from Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Flemish Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Ireland, Israel and the United States. The study was conducted by researchers in Copenhagen, Denmark and is published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Get sodas out of schools. That's the message from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP says sweetened drinks like sodas are to blame for the majority of excess sugar in the diet of American kids and a decrease in good old milk consumption that's needed for kids to grow strong bones. So, the academy is asking schools to restrict soda sales - in fact, it's calling on physicians to work with schools to help kids make healthy beverage choices. For more information ( click here).