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What’s the largest organ of your body?

What’s the largest organ of your body? You may be surprised to find out it is your skin. The skin makes up about 15% of your body weight – if you weigh 100 pounds, 15 of those pounds come from your skin. Measured in surface area, the skin averages 20 square feet in adults.
Skin is constantly renewing itself, which is a good thing since you shed 50 million skin cells every day – that’s about 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells every minute.

New Bunion Procedure

Dr. Drezner is using a new bunion procedure that gets you back into sneakers one week after the surgery! There are no casts involved. If you are interested, call 610-678-2776 for more information.

5 Winter Foot Care Tips

Winter weather is almost upon us, so it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure that your feet stay warm and dry. Proper foot care in the winter is especially critical for people with diabetes and circulation problems. Below are 5 tips that will keep your feet looking and feeling healthy this winter.

1.Keep your feet clean and dry

Wearing boots and thick socks may keep your feet warm and toasty in the winter, but it can also cause them to sweat a lot. Keep your feet dry by putting foot powder in your socks.

2.Use cotton and wool socks

Use natural fabrics like cotton and wool instead of synthetic blends. Socks made of synthetic materials can cause your feet to get sweaty. Excess moisture can also cause the skin to cool down more quickly and potentially lead to frostbite.

3.Wear comfortable boots

Wear boots that fit comfortably and that aren’t too tight. Tight footwear can decrease blood flow, making it harder to keep your feet warm and increasing the risk of frostbite. You should be able to wiggle your toes, but your heel, instep, and the ball of your foot should be immobilized.

4.Dry your boots and shoes out

Prior to going back outside in your boots or shoes again, be sure to dry them out thoroughly. This will help prevent your feet from getting cold quickly.

5.Wash your feet every day

Wash your feet thoroughly every day with soap and water. Change your socks daily.