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Foot Health: Fall sports are in full swing, remember locker rooms provide ideal conditions for foot fungus

By Dr. Jamie Settles Carter Special to KyForward Fall is in full swing and many teens are busy with sports. They’ve all been told to not walk barefoot in a locker room because of the dangers of Athlete’s Foot and other funguses that consider the dark, warm and moist environment their happy place… but it might be time to go over it one more time with them. Just walking barefoot on contaminated...

Foot Health: Look for these signs to make sure your next pedicure is healthy, clean, safe

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels KyForward columnist   Note: This is the first in a series of columns about pedicures – and what to look for to make sure you get the safest and most sanitary pedicure possible.   We treat WAY TOO MANY fungal nail infections to not tackle this topic. First, you should know what to look for in a pedicure salon. I stress the importance of getting the safest and...