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1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Wednesday, September 12 2007 Sep 12, 2007 Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:28:12 PM CDT September 12, 2007 in News

There is trouble afoot with a fashion ... That isn't going away.

The flip flop fad is far from over. Though orthopedic surgeons wish they'd go the way of the leg warmer.

"We're seeing many more young patients with problems -- pain in their forefoot, pain in their heel, tendonititis because of flip flops," Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christian Royer said.

Young people like Dana Walker, who says she developed plantar fasciitis, a chronic condition affecting the tissue between her heel bone and toes.

"Experienced a lot of foot pain to the point that I could not wear shoes to work in, was walking around in tennis shoes, even in my place of business," Walker said.

No cushioning, no arch support -- doctors say feet are forced into a toe gripping, foot slapping stride -- often resulting in hammer toes and inflamed achilles tendons.

"if you're constantly having heel pain and you're not treating it appropriately, it can become a chronic issue."

Today Dana says she choses function over fashion.

"Not worth it," she said. 

Thicker straps, well cushioned foam -- worth the risk of a fashion faux pas.

Doctors say ballet flats are just as bad. And going barefoot is even worse.

Live Long And Prosper

New statistics show americans are living longer than ever. Preliminary data from the national center for health statistics finds the average life expectancy is 78.

That's the longest in U.S. history.

And women are living the longest -- an average of five years longer than men.

Researchers based their numbers on about 99 percent of the death records reported in the country.

Birth Control Affects Cancer Chances

A long-term study links oral contraceptives with a slight decrease in overall cancer risk.

The study from the United Kingdom included about 46,000 women who were followed from the late 1960s through 2004.

Overall, researchers found a 12-percent decreased risk for cancer among women on the pill versus women who'd never taken birth control pills.

However, for women on the pill for more than eight years, researchers found an increase in the likelihood of cervical cancer.

 

 

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