Foot problems? Could be a deficiency or the sign of something more serious (News for Thursday)

Foot problems?  Could be a deficiency or the sign of something more serious  (News for Thursday)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: A shower possible before lunchtime.  Mostly cloudy…High 48

Do you have problems with your feet?  It could be simple deficiencies or a warning sign to bigger health concerns.  For example:  Severe foot cramps (not related to exercise) – You could be lacking calcium, potassium or magnesium.    Cold Feet – could indicate a thyroid condition.  Sunken places in toe nails – Iron deficiency.   Numbness in both feet or neuropathy –  causes could range from unknown to possible diabetes or alcohol abuse.

Greensboro Police are investigating a string of car thefts in the city. Police said there have been eight different reports of Hondas stolen in and around apartment complexes off Church Street, Park Avenue and Berryman Street since the end of October.  Fox 8 reporting that seven of the stolen vehicles were Honda Accords and one was a Honda Civic. Four of the vehicles have been recovered. BTW: Hondas are one of the most commonly stolen cars in the US.

Recycled fashion:  Haggar Clothing Company is proud of its latest casual pants line (LK Life Khakis).  Did you know that they are made from recycled plastic water bottles?  AND, the Repreve yarn used in making the pants is produced locally by Unifi based in Yadkinville.  So far, over 12 million plastic water bottles have been used for something nice to wear.  (WS Journal)

Something NEW at Disney: Starbucks. Two new Starbucks will open at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks in Florida by next summer.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will lay off 76 employees this week and cut a total of 950 jobs by the end of next June.  In a press release from the hospital:
Most of the cuts are administrative positions, but some faculty members could lose their jobs due to cuts in federal research funding. He also said 2012-13 revenue is being affected by “deep cuts in Medicare and Medicaid payments, which constitute nearly half of our health-care reimbursements.”

Everyone loves a Quitter??  Today marks the American Cancer Society’s 37th Annual “Great American Smokeout.”  According to the American Cancer Society,
tobacco is the largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the
U.S.  Cigarette smoking is the biggest risk factor for developing lung cancer and accounts for 80% of all lung cancer deaths.  Learn more today:

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