• Sandal Season: Getting Your Toes in Tip-Top Shape

    Brandt Dodson, DPM Deaconess Clinic Podiatrist             
    Advertisements begin every summer for the new swimsuit fashions.  But what about sandal season?  For many, warm weather creates an uncomfortable notion of displaying nails that are yellow and thickened from the ravages of nail fungus.  Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, can affect up to 18% of the population. Some estimates suggest that nearly one quarter of adults will develop nail fungus by age 40 and the incidence increases with age.  Nearly half of seniors will be diagnosed with toenail fungus.  

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  • Caring for Active Feet

    Welcome runners!  This article is all about keeping YOUR feet healthy and feeling good. Not only am I a podiatrist, but I’m also an avid runner. I’ve been a runner for about 6-7 years, since I started in podiatry school.  I lost about 100 pounds before I started running, and so I took up running to keep it off. The first timed race I ever did was the Des Moines (Iowa) Half Marathon. I’ve ran numerous races since then—4 full marathons, 3 ultra marathons (50k, 50 mile), and numerous half marathons. I’m sharing some helpful tips—both personal and professional--about keeping your feet healthy.

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