Archive for July, 2015

7 Tips to stay healthy around the pool.

Summer is here and so the fun begins around the pool area. Just like with any other activities, you should pay consideration to certain things to stay healthy and making it a more enjoyable experience. Tips: Stay Hydrated. Remember to pack extra water in “plastic containers” so that you avoid dehydration. Wear clogs or croc […]

What lady does not like to have pretty, polished toes?

Here at Dr. Hollander’s office we sell Dr.’s Remedy vegan friendly nail polishes. They have a variety of subtle and vibrant colors with an enriched formula. They contain tea-tree oil, garlic bulb extract, lavender, wheat protein and Vitamins C and E. These anti fungal nail polishes hydrate nail cuticles and improve the appearance of dry […]

Flat Foot

  What is a Flat Foot? Flat foot is a foot deformity in which the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened, allowing the entire soles of your feet to touch the floor. Flat foot can occur when the arches don’t develop during childhood, an injury occurs, wear-and-tear stresses of age, or weight […]

“Alive Inside”: Music to Reawaken the Soul.

A friend of mine, Tony Fisher, has been crucial in implementing the use of music at the Healdsburg Senior Living Center.  This idea was first introduced to him by the documentary “Alive Inside”. Music has the ability “to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it”  In our […]

Hammertoes

Are your toes starting to bend or curl under? Are you finding it difficult to find a pair shoes that your toes will not rub against causing pain, redness or wounds? If so, then you may be developing hammertoes. Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or […]

Mirror, Mirror on the Floor: Diabetic Foot Checks!!

Proper foot care for diabetics is crucial. Diabetic patients are more prone to foot problems such as: Loss of feeling in their feet Changes in the shape of their feet Foot ulcers and sores that do not heal Simple daily foot checkups can prevent serious problems in the long run. It is always better to […]

OUCH! Is that an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenails are incurvated and grow into the skin, usually on the edges. This painful piercing of the nail irritates the skin, and cause redness, swelling, and warmth, all of these are signs of an infection. Bacteria may even enter the area further infecting it. There are a variety of causes for ingrown toenails, such as: Trauma or […]

Children and Water Safety

Keeping our children safe is a priority both inside and outside. Whether children are swimming at a home pool or in natural bodies of water, with friends or with family, water safety is always key. “Kids need constant supervision around water — whether the water is in a bathtub, a wading pool, a fish pond, a swimming pool, a spa, the […]