Footwear Affects Overall Health

I am Dr. James Lin, Director of LECOM Institute for Successful Aging, Clinical professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. I am also founder and president of Oasis Footwear. I would like to share with you a simple strategy for making ourselves great again – a way to begin restoring our health. By means of an active lifestyle, we can regain control of our lives while reducing, or even, eliminating the debilitating effects of chronic illness.
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Diabetic Shoes? What's that?

When selecting a new pair of diabetic shoes, there are some specific features to look for. It may not be immediately apparent if a particular style fulfills the needs of diabetics but there are some basic guidelines that simplify the selection process.
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The 5 Biggest Benefits of Orthopedic Shoes

Once upon a time, orthopedic shoes were far from the most desirable footwear on the market. Luckily, those days are now long gone - and today’s orthopedic footwear options are comfortable, stylish, and supportive like never before. That’s why more and more wearers are now choosing orthopedic footwear for their everyday walkers, and the benefits show themselves in many, many ways. Here’s a look at just why orthopedic shoes may be the best option for those seeking style, comfort, and an improved shoe for more comfortable and supportive daily use.
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Smelly Feet and How to Avoid Them

Following a few simple rules can help minimize the problem of smelly feet.
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Avoiding Foot Ulcers

By some estimates as many as 25 percent of diabetic patients develop foot ulcers. These ulcers are open sores or wounds, most commonly on the bottom of the foot. Reduced nerve sensation, poor blood circulation, and fluctuations in blood sugar can make foot ulcers difficult to heal. An ulcer may start small but, left unattended, can quickly develop into a medical emergency. There are simple precautions diabetics can take to avoid ulcers.
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