Maintaining independence: Don't overlook foot and ankle health

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You might not give much thought to the health of your feet and ankles, but it's crucial to your mobility and independence. "Most people ignore problems with their feet until they can't walk anymore," says Dr. Holly Johnson, an orthopedic surgeon and instructor at Harvard Medical School.

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