• Foot or Ankle Pain? It Might Be Your Athletic Shoes

    As an orthopaedic surgeon who sub-specializes in the lower extremity, and in foot and ankle reconstruction, I would like to point out a trend that has been affecting my patients.  More and more, athletic shoes are being made to correct, treat, or minimize a possible problem in the person purchasing the shoes.

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    I am Appreciative that forewarned became forearmed, and in Oregon we sacrificed and did our part to maintain social distance in response to COVID-19. We stayed at home and flattened the curve. I was Hopeful that it was enough, but the numbers are increasing.

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  • Vitamin D and Your Immunity

    As an Orthopedic Surgeon my primary interest in vitamin D is bone health, and the role that it plays in calcium absorption and the bone healing. But as orthopedists, we rarely discuss its apparent role in immunity.

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  • How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes

    We have been learning about COVID-19 and all of the ways that it negatively impacts our health. This article provides a good overall look at what we in the medical community have been reporting, researching and discussing for the last several weeks. Clearly there are people who are not affected, others who are only minimally affected, and those who are mortally affected and the reasons for this are being researched. We have known for some time that this not just a problem of severe pneumonia, as the article attached discusses.

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  • Vitamin D for prevention of respiratory tract infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    While there is no magic bullet out there to eradicate COVID-19, prevention is the best medicine. At this point we all know that social isolation is the one thing that can limit the spread if the virus, by virtually limiting our exposure to a virus that is remarkably efficient at transmission, both through respiratory droplets and by direct contact. It is good at sticking to our skin by latching on to a normally existing protein on our skin, more so than other corona viruses, and once it infects, it uses a normally existing protein in our respiratory system, regardless of whether it entered from a droplet or from touching your face, to separate itself and “activate”, so to speak.

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  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
  • American Academy of orthopaedic Surgery
  • American orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society