Happy Club Program puts Shoes on Children’s Feet

Over 100 students from Marshall and Mellichamp elementary schools in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 received new shoes and socks thanks to the Orangeburg Rotary Lunch Club’s “Happy Feet” program. Ladson Beach, president of the Orangeburg Rotary Lunch Club, shared, “This is one of the most rewarding projects that we have. We were able to help local kids in need, … Read More

Diabetics with Foot Pain find relief with Non-viral Gene Therapy

According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, diabetics suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) can relieve their pain by taking low doses of a non-viral gene therapy called VM202. VM202 contains human hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene. Dr. Jack Kessler, lead author of the study and the Ken and Ruth Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology and a professor in … Read More

Yoga Stretches can help prevent Running Injuries

To prevent running injuries and foot pain, runners will often invest in quality shoes and try to follow a training schedule. Injury prevention, however, also involves performing stretches. Yoga stretches such as the hero pose, kneeling tow squat, and garland pose can help reduce a runner’s risk for plantar fasciitis, one of the most common running injuries. The hero pose … Read More