WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Feb 26 2020 | Sinai Health Foundation
Ontario has only had a few confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) but the amount of media on the topic would suggest we should be worried. Can you provide some perspective?
As this is a new virus, it takes some time for scientists to learn about the symptoms it causes and how it spreads. It’s understandable for people to experience worry in a situation like this where we don’t have all these answers right away.
Mom left with gaping hole in foot after suspected wart revealed to be cancer
A mother in England who first went to the doctor for what she thought was a painful wart on the sole of her foot was left with a gaping hole after she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma that set off a years-long cancer battle.
PODIATRY DEVICE TAKES TOP PRIZE AT NORTHEAST OHIO INNOVATION CONTEST
A team of Kent State researchers took top prize at the Burton D. Morgan Foundation’s LAUNCHTOWN SOARTM Competition, held at Baldwin Wallace University in April, beating teams from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, and the University of Akron.
Their winnings ($7,000) will allow the team to further develop a device which could solve an age-old problem for diabetics.
The device, called a “Shear Force Mat,” represents a breakthrough for physicians seeking to understand the formation of plantar ulcers — one of the most prevalent and dangerous problems facing diabetic patients.
DERMATOLOGY OF THE LOWER LIMBS SYMPOSIUM
The Order of podiatrists of Québec and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières are happy to work together in preparation for the next dermatology symposium. It will take place at the UQTR campus in Trois-Rivières on Saturday November 17th 2018.
Dr. Ashfaq A. Marghoob, a reputable American dermatologist whom specializes in dermoscopy will cover the following topics: dermoscopy evaluation of the nails and of the plantar aspect of the foot.
Dr. Bernard Cohen, an exceptional dermatologist specialized in pediatric dermatology will discuss the following subjects:
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The OPMA and its members salute the B.C. podiatrists for taking proper foot health care to the public.
Free foot care pilot project in Abbotsford, B.C. showing positive signs for patients.
The Globe and Mail
by Megan Devlin
Dr. Scott Schumacher poses for a photograph at his podiatry practice in Surrey, B.C., on Jan. 6, 2018.
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...The program in Abbotsford, about an hour's drive east of Vancouver, is studying the impact of providing a free foot clinic to vulnerable patients in the dsialysis unit. Poor circulation paired with neuropathy, a lack of sensation in the feet, means these patients are prone to developing open wounds and infections that put them at risk for amputation.
Initial results from the three-year study indicate the free care has reduced the number of leg amputations by half, echoing larger studies from the United States that have shown access to foot care reduces leg amputation in diabetics.
However, the clinic's future is in doubt. Funding from the BC Renal Agency, which is overseen by the Provincial Health Services Authority, for the three-year project ended at the end of 2017, though the renal agency recently provided additional funding to keep the clinic open until March.
Dr. Scott Schumacher, a podiatrist who specializes in diabetic wounds and works at the foot clinic, said there's no question the clinic is saving patients' legs – while also saving the health-care system money...Click Here to Read the Full Article
"Putting Your Best Foot Forward Act" Cristina Martins, Toronto MPP.
Toronto MPP Cristina Martins (Davenport) tabled her “Putting Your Best Foot Forward Act” today, October 17, 2017, in the Ontario Legislature. The Bill will make changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and “prohibit employers from requiring an employee to wear footwear that is not appropriate to the protection required for their work."
The President of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association, James Hill stated: “Clinical evidence demonstrates that wearing high heeled shoes causes a much higher incidence of bunions, musculoskeletal pain and injury than those who do not wear high heels.”
OPMA applauds this Private Member's Bill for advancing workers' foot health in Ontario.
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Tej Sahota on CH Morning Live Promotes healthcare.
Hartley Miltchin, DPM, on behalf of The Ontario Podiatric Medical Association appeared on TORONTO’S NUMBER ONE MORNING SHOW, BREAKFAST TELEVISION on CITY TV to promote FOOT HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.
Dangers of Pedicures
CBC INVESTIGATES | Worker with open sore, reuse of disposables among recent problems found at Manitoba nail salons
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Learn more about the growing dangers of pedicures and some helpful "Stay Safe" tips in an installment of CTV's "Customer Alert".