Latest Tzvi Bar-David Stories

2009-04-17 17:10:33

As summer returns, a U.S. podiatrist says a quick pedicure can leave longtime pain. Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City warns this professional grooming ritual can lead to difficulties such as painful nail fungus. Toenail fungus infections can last for years if not treated properly, Bar-David said in a statement. Bar-David suggests that to keep a pedicure problem-free to: -- Avoid infection by bringing your own tools and nail clippers. This includes...

2009-04-13 18:31:33

The switch to summer footwear can result in flip flop tendinitis and other foot problems, a U.S. podiatrist warns. Adapting to flip flops or sandals from closed shoes creates stress on the shin muscles as they try to balance the shoe on the foot, says Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He advises transitioning gradually and giving muscles a chance to adapt to avoid painful shins or tendinitis. After a long winter there may also be a lot of enthusiasm for...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'