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Best foot forward

 One Step Away - USA 22 April 2019

A young physician called Kara Cohen runs the Best Foot Forward clinic in Philadelphia. It is one of the few places that deals with the podiatric concerns of people experiencing homelessness– and the problems can be severe. Many individuals on the streets often spend their days walking in shoes that don’t always fit, logging miles around the city, and they often lack a change of socks. Cohen and her staff of volunteers see trench foot, bleeding feet, severe blisters, and sometimes even tumors and/or blood clots. (918 Words) - By Kevin Roberts

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Schweitzer Fellow: At the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Misson, Kara Cohen examines a homeless client. The Best Foot Forward Clinic sees dozens of people each session, not counting repeat visitors, of which there are many. Photo: Brett Mohar

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Philadelphia Sole: Kara Cohen (left) runs the Best Foot Forward clinic, with help from volunteers like Dr. Eric Goren (right).Photo: Brett Mohar

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Philadelphia Sole: Kara Cohen (left) runs the Best Foot Forward clinic, with help from volunteers like Dr. Eric Goren (right).Photo: Brett Mohar


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