Milwaukee Foot & Ankle - October 2017


5-Star Review!

“I am a runner, and Dr. McCartan has helped me with a couple of issues, as insignificant as a toenail removal and as serious as a torn ligament in my ankle. He’s always been really clear in explaining what was going on (very important to me) as well as kept me running. His approach has never been to flat-out tell me to stop running (not going to happen), but to work with me to get me back to 100 percent. I really appreciate that.” TOP 10 RUNNING SONGS Last summer, “Runner’s World” asked its social media followers to determine the best-ever running song. With more than 1,200 nominations, the magazine narrowed down the submissions to 32 finalists. –Nikki M.

You may wonder if trick-or-treating is safe, especially when stories of poisoned Halloween candy circulate every year. These terrifying tales have all been hoaxes, but beyond needlessly frightening parents, these urban legends take attention away from the real danger kids face while trick-or-treating. Safe Kids Worldwide reports that children are twice as likely to be struck by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Here’s what you need to remember before sending your little witches and knights out trick-or-treating. LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Brightly colored costumes will help your child stay visible in the dark. That said, if your ghouls and goblins have their hearts set on being a real creature of the night, flashlights, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, and reflective tape attached to candy bags can help trick-or-treaters remain visible to drivers. DRESS FOR COMFORT The cold might not bother Elsa, but your trick-or-treater may not be ready to sing after the sun sets and the temperature drops. Have them wear jackets and gloves as needed and insist on shoes they can walk in. If your little princess is absolutely in love with her high heels, have her wear the pretty, uncomfortable shoes for pictures at the door, then switch into comfy sneakers before hitting the sidewalks. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE Masks can really bring a costume together, but they can also make it hard for young eyes to see where they’re going. Before trick-or-treaters head out to collect that sweet candy, swap out masks with face paint. It might take a few practice runs, but face paint can be just as cool. Make sure to test for allergic reactions first. KNOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD It is important for trick-or-treaters of all ages to know how to behave safely as they walk down the sidewalks. They should always look both ways before crossing the street, never run out between parked cars, and make sure oncoming traffic is completely stopped before they step out into the road. Kids under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult, and older children should stick with their friends and never trick or treat alone. Trick-or-treating is a wonderful childhood tradition, and it shouldn’t end in tragedy. Talk to your kids about the risks and make sure they know why these rules are necessary. When you keep safety in mind, your trick-or-treaters can focus on the best part of Halloween: getting the most candy! KEEP YOUR TRICK- OR-TREATERS SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN

Bruce Springsteen: “Born to Run”

Survivor: “Eye of the Tiger”

U2: “Beautiful Day”

OkGo: “Here It Goes Again”

Florence and the Machine: “Dog Days Are Over”

Cake: “The Distance”

AC/DC: “Thunderstruck”

The Fratellis: “Chelsea Dagger”

Franz Ferdinand: “Take Me Out”

The Script: “Hall of Fame”


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