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Trying to Avoid a True Mobile Injury? These 5 Sports are the Most Risky for Foot, Ankle Injuries


Trying to Avoid a True Mobile Injury These 5 Sports are the Most Risky for Foot, Ankle InjuriesIn the sports world there are definitely some activities that cause more injury than others. American football, for example, is one of the sports where players are prone to all sorts of different injuries, especially concussions.

When it comes to foot injuries, however, American football doesn’t even make it into the Top 5 (Basketball, Running, Volleyball, Lacrosse and Soccer). These 5 sports, due to how and where they are played, unfortunately cause the most foot injuries to players and, while they are all fine sports, definitely increase the risk of foot injuries to anyone who plays them.

According to the Utah-based foot care specialists and the Wasatch Foot and Ankle Institute, because basketball is played on a hard court and involves lots of fast stops, jumping and running, b-ball causes a plethora of foot and ankle injuries every season.

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More Healthcare Employers Only Hiring Phlebotomists with National Certification


More Healthcare Employers Only Hiring Phlebotomists with the National CertificationToday in the United States, the job market for phlebotomists — people trained to draw blood from patients — is growing. But with more healthcare employers opting only to hire phlebotomists with the national certification, countless aspiring professionals are searching for opportunities to achieve that status.

It’s a pursuit that’s leading many future phlebotomists to Utah. Unlike many questionable online training courses (some of which erroneously claim to offer comprehensive training via mobile app) the Phlebotomy Training Specialists in Salt Lake City, Utah are now widely considered the veritable gold standard in their field.

“The National Certification is optional and not required in Utah, but many local employers have notified us that they only hire Phlebotomist’s with the National Certification in hand as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician,” the company’s website reads, noting that people came from 42 different states in 2012 to Salt Lake City to be trained there.
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When it Comes to Diabetes, it’s All About Putting the Right Foot Forward


When it Comes to Diabetes, it’s All About Putting the Right Foot ForwardAs surprising as it might sound, podiatrists play an essential role in the management of diabetes. While the disease, as of yet, has no cure, it can certainly be managed with the proper medical care, certain modern mobile technologies, a specific diet and regular exercise. Nonetheless, “foot doctors” remain a vital part of that overall picture.

The fact is, say the experts at Utah-based Wasatch Foot and Ankle Institute, one of the best ways to prevent amputation of one or even both feet, something that the American Pediatric Medical Association says happens more than 65,000 times a year, is to include your podiatrist in your diabetic care medical team and keep them informed of any changes that occur to your feet at any time.

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Mobile Apps for Ankle Sprains? Not Yet… or Ever


Mobile Apps for Ankle Sprains? Not Yet... or EverOne of the most searched for health related applications on iOS or Android today is that which would help suffers of ankle sprains deal with or recover from their injury.

But practical apps that could do any legitimate good for ankle sprain patients are almost entirely lacking altogether. Why? Because there are, indeed, some limits to mobile health technology.

“The biggest misconception about mHealth,” says Jessica Reins, a healthcare worker based in Chicago, “is that there’s an app for everything. And that’s not true. Sometimes, you have to see a specialist.”
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Worried About Ebola? You’re More Likely to Slip and Fall


Worried About Ebola You're More Likely to Slip and FallEveryone is worried about Ebola. The flu. The unexpected and the unprecedented. The next strange disease.

But, you know what?

The most prevalent health accident is the one that’s always been there: the “slip and fall” event.

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Utah Honors Its Veterans By Making Quality Healthcare Easier To Achieve


Utah Honors It Veterans By Making Quality Healthcare Easier To AchieveWhile the VA center is available to veterans, many are left traveling long distances to achieve the medical care they require. It is for this reason that Utah’s VA Primary Care Center in Glens Falls has introduced a genetic disease telemedicine program, which in many cases eliminates the 2,200 drive to Salt Lake City, or to Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany.

Licensed practical nurses go to the homes of Glens Falls vets who require genetic disease healthcare (using mobile medical devices). This includes a specialized computer system that has a high powered camera which allows Salt Lake City physicians to video conference with their patients, examine the patient’s skin close up, as well as an advanced electronic stethoscope.

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The Price of Health: Who Got the Biggest ‘Awards’ in These Compensation Whoppers?


The Price of Health Who Got the Biggest ‘Awards’ in These Compensation WhoppersFunny how the legal system describes compensation for personal injury “awards.” But we all know it’s not like the blue ribbon award one gets for the best cherry pie at the county fair.

What about money? Everyone thinks the story of Stella Liebeck, an Albuquerque woman scorched by hot coffee from McDonalds, tops the charts. Not so. The jury awarded Stella Liebeck $200,000 in compensatory damages. This amount was reduced to $160,000 because the jury found Liebeck 20 percent at fault in the spill. The jury also awarded Liebeck $2.7 million in punitive damages (about two days of McDonalds’ coffee sales) which the trial court subsequently reduced to $480,000.

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