What Is A Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam & Why Should I Get One?

The goal of a podiatrist is to prevent diabetic patients from being hospitalized with a foot problem. In fact, foot complications are the most common reason for diabetics to be hospitalized each year. Worse yet, many of these hospitalizations result in amputations! We developed the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer to be part of a self-care regimen for diabetics to help keep people out of the hospital. Yet, nothing replaces the value of a comprehensive diabetic foot exam with a doctor.

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Novexatin: Big Pharma Searches For a Quick Toenail Fungus Cure

Sun Pharma has carved a name for itself as India’s largest drug maker, with 11,200 employees at manufacturing centers around the world, $1.2 billion in annual sales, and a stock that surged 72% last year. In America, they manufacture and market more than 200 generic drugs for heart medications, diabetes drugs, and cancer treatments. They provide Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients such as warfarin, carbamazepine, etodolac, clorazepate, sex hormones, peptides, steroids, and controlled substances.  Now they have their sights set on a much smaller, but nevertheless irritating, medical issue: RECURRENT TOENAIL FUNGUS.

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Defeat Athlete's Foot: New Clorox Product Kills Microbes Living On Surfaces In 30 Seconds

We’re always looking for new products that promise to keep our environments just a little more germ-free. Anyone who has kids of school-age knows what we’re talking about! You’re also probably particularly concerned about microbes on the surfaces in your home if you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to come down with a foot fungus like athlete’s foot or toenail fungus. These infections tend to be like grandma’s fruitcake — no matter how much you try to politely decline, they just keep coming back! One new product that caught our attention is the Clorox 4 in One Disinfectant & Sanitizer.

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UV Light Combats Stinky Shoes: SteriShoe Gets Rave Reviews From CTV

Remember the good old days when shoe stores were full-service? They did x-rays. They measured your feet. They took a look at your arch and your foot type to determine the most comfortable shoe. And every shoe store had UV sanitizers on hand, rather than those pathetic pantyhose “footies” that do precious little to prevent the transfer of bacteria and fungus from person to person. Nowadays so much has changed. Yet, SteriShoe is committed to protecting your feet from bacteria, fungus and stinky shoes. Recently, our UV shoe sanitizer was featured on British Columbia’s CTV! Check it out…

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Scientists Say Our Body’s Bacteria & Fungus Are As Unique As Our Fingerprints

This year, scientists have made groundbreaking discoveries regarding the bacteria and fungus biome of our bodies. It may be difficult to believe, but the microbes living on and in your body outnumber your own cells 10 to 1. Not all bugs are bad, of course. As babies, gentle microbes strengthen our immune systems to fight off the nastier bugs that make us sick. Probiotics form colonies in the gut so that harmless bacteria takes up all the real estate that bad bacteria may otherwise nab. It turns out, the colonies of microbes thriving on us is diverse — and as unique as our fingerprints.

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Diabetes Foot Infection Study: Can Grafix Help Heal Your Diabetic Foot Ulcer?

Diabetic foot ulcers can be very scary, considering their link with lower extremity amputations. As a science-minded company, we really appreciate when companies take the time to run a proper single-blind, randomized, controlled study to test the effectiveness and safety of their products. This Friday, the results of the Grafix clinical trial for the treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers will be presented at the 2013 Advanced Wound Care Symposium in Las Vegas. So far, it sounds like the results are promising.

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Zocor Linked To Deadly Muscle Degeneration When Taken With Antifungals

A trustworthy doctor or pharmacist can protect us from unknowingly inflicting a lot of damage on our bodies. It’s all too easy to take our daily medications for granted and forget that we are ingesting a batch of ingredients that could harm us as much as help us if taken improperly. Zocor (generically known as simvastin) is one of the drugs with potentially fatal consequences, especially when taken with antifungal medication.

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World's Grossest Cure For Athlete's Foot: Dog Saliva?

In America, we love to pamper our pets. Yet, it’s not always good that dogs get whatever they think they want. Case in point: the dog who wants to lick his master’s athlete’s foot. As gross as it sounds, there are actually people who claim their dogs’ tongues have miraculously cured their foot fungus when no other cure worked. We’ll tell you all about this “natural remedy for athlete’s foot”… and why it’s a bit misguided!

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Shoe Odor: Sweaty, Smelly Feet Lead To Big Problems On Subway

Having sweaty, smelly feet is a terrible embarrassment — even around the people you feel most comfortable with, like friends and family. But what about when you’re riding mass transit on the subway or buses? If you think people aren’t noticing your offensive foot odor, guess again! The following tales highlight just how pervasive and downright irritating smelly feet can be on the metro.
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Waiting For Toenail Fungus To Grow Out: Can You Make Your Nails Grow Faster?

People  looking for a nail fungus solution become dismayed when they realize there is truly no way to cure toenail fungus fast. Once the nails come out of the  nail bed, they are already dead tissue, so there is no way to repair it. So when nails have darkened and grown discolored, the best you can realistically hope for is clear, fungus-free nail to start growing from the nail bed. As we mentioned before, it takes 12 to 18 months for a fresh new toenail to grow in. So the question is: how does one make the nails grow faster? Is there anything we can do, other than simply wait and be patient?

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