Newswise — With the Boston Marathon just around the corner, people are feeling inspired to lace up their sneakers again after a winter off. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has two health experts available for interview on several marathon-related topics such as recovering from injuries after the marathon and the importance of potassium for runners:

John Giurini, MD, Chief of Podiatric Surgery at BIDMC, can speak to:

  • Shoes and back pain / finding the right shoes for your feet and back
  • Foot injuries to be aware of during the marathon
  • What constitutes as a serious foot injury
  • Training for the marathon – maintaining foot health while training for a marathon
  • Recovering from injuries after the marathon

Jeffrey William, MD, Internist at BIDMC and a runner himself, can speak to:

  • Why potassium is important for runners and the signs of a potassium deficiency
  • Kidney function, water intake, and electrolyte issues (potassium, sodium, etc.) as a result of the marathon/strenuous exercise

Please reach out to Lindsey Diaz-MacInnis at if you are interested in setting up an interview.

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