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State-of-the-Art Nail Treatment at Bay Harbor Podiatry Group

When is it time to finally treat that unpleasant growth in your toenails? If you’ve noticed unhealthy changes in your toes’ nail growth or have been experiencing any discomfort, then it’s already time to stop putting off treatment. Before the problem worsens to the point where invasive procedures become necessary, the best approach for treating unsightly foot conditions like toenail fungus is with preventive strategies. And thanks to the top-of-the-line treatment methods available today—like the Cutera Laser treatment offered exclusively to Southern Californians at the Bay Harbor Podiatry Group—giving your toenails the cosmetic overhaul they need and encouraging long-term healthy growth has never been easier….
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Nutrition for Your Foot Health

Who would have thought that your diet can affect the health of your feet? The condition of your feet can actually tell you a lot about your overall health and indicate a lack of certain food groups or vitamins in your diet. Injuries like stress fractures in the feet, for example, are often the first sign of osteoporosis—the progressive bone loss disease that affects a high number of post-menopausal women. Patients experiencing stress fractures in the feet need to increase their calcium intake….
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Bay Harbor Podiatry Group Volunteer at CareNow/LA Free Clinic

CareNowLA.MittlemanOver 50 million Americans are without health care today, even though health care is considered a standard of living. Each day, 2.2 million residents of Los Angeles County go without basic health care and preventive treatment, and instead suffer with chronic pain, injuries, infections, diseases, and lower quality of life. Yet this month, CareNow—a national non-profit founded by Dan Manelli—brought its free mega-health clinic to Los Angeles in an effort to provide quality care and treatment to the underserved families and vulnerable individuals living without health insurance and services. Over 7,000 doctors and nurses of all specialties, including the team at Bay Harbor Podiatry Group, donated their time to serve 3,750 patients for free over the course of four days at the Los Angeles Sports Arena….
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Are Barefoot-style Shoes Really Good for You?

Who would have thought that those funny-looking sock-like shoes with five separate compartments for each toe would become so popular? Barefoot-style shoes, also known as minimalist shoes, have quickly exceeded the sales growth of nearly any other shoe in the market in recent years. In 2010, minimalist shoes experienced double-digit sales growth, according to OIA Vantage Point and Leisure Trends, with brands like the Vibram FiveFingers ($75.00–$125.00) taking the fitness world by storm. Barefoot enthusiasts would swear to you that the minimalist style of the shoe allows for greater stability and balance, lowered risk of injury, and improved overall body tone. Minimalist shoes can be worn for a variety of exercises too, including water sports, yoga, hiking, weightlifting, and even running.

But are minimalist shoes actually good for your health, or is the barefoot trend just hype?


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