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June. 30, 2011


 News from APMA

APMA speaks out about Medicare and debt ceiling talks
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APMA transmitted a letter to President Obama, Vice President Biden and House and Senate leaders on Wednesday urging them to include a permanent fix for Medicare physician payments in any solution agreed upon to reduce the deficit and address the impending debt ceiling crisis. More


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CPME to begin major revision of continuing education standards
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The Council on Podiatric Medical Education is pleased to announce that it will begin a major revision of the Standards, Requirements, and Guidelines for Approval of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine later this year. The current standards were adopted in 2005 following a two-year process of review and revision. Since the last major revision, there have been significant changes in podiatric continuing education including, but not limited to, an increase in the use of technology (e.g., distance education) and the use of funds from corporate supporters. More

Join Team APMA to raise money for student scholarships
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Nearly 100 meeting attendees have already signed up for the 2011 Team APMA 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 6 a.m. at Castle Island Park in Boston. The ladies are leading the numbers, and Florida, Illinois, Texas, Virginia and California are all represented. What about your state? This event is open to podiatrists and exhibitors who have registered for The National and their families. The fee is $25 per registrant. Learn more and register for the event. Watch as one runner from Bako Podiatric Pathology Services, one of our sponsors, prepares for the event.

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 Health Care in the News

Medical association praises court decision upholding caps
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The West Virginia State Medical Association says it applauds the Court's "well reasoned decision" to uphold the state's cap on non-economic damages in medical liability lawsuits. The Court, in its ruling, found that the state limit on compensatory damages for medical malpractice is constitutional. More

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Wound treating stem cell gel for patients with diabetic foot ulcers
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A recent Phase II clinical trial of a wound healing stem cell gel found that the product promoted healing in 73 percent of patients with diabetic foot ulcers, compared to 46 percent treated with a placebo. The gel, DSC127, is an analog of a naturally occurring peptide, Angiotensin. It has been shown to increase keratinocyte proliferation, increase extracellular matrix production and increase vascularization. More


Apricus revisits plans for nail fungus treatment
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Apricus Biosciences Inc. recently said it is reconsidering its regulatory strategy for its foot fungus treatment MycoVa, indicating it may seek approval to market the drug for patients who don't have athlete's foot. More

2012 Board Review Course Information on Website

Get all the details on the Foundation's website--lecture times, fees, credits--for the Classroom & Online Board Review Courses on February 23-26, 2012, at the Marriott Philadelphia Airport Hotel.


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Podiatrist in San Mateo, Calif., encourages patients to review practice experience online
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Premier podiatrist in San Mateo, Calif., Dr. David Kaplan, invites patients to write a review of their experience with Foot Care Specialists, Inc. on Google Reviews. This allows patients to provide online users with information they may need to make a smart decision about their foot and ankle health care provider. More

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 What Your Patients Are Reading

15 things your walk reveals about health
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Walk into an exam room and a trained eye can tell a lot about you in seconds: Your stride, gait, pace and posture while walking can reveal surprising information about your overall health and well-being. "Many physicians are keenly aware, when they see someone walking down the street, what their diagnosis might be, whether their underlying health is good or bad, and if not good, a number of tip-offs to what might be wrong," says Charles Blitzer, an orthopedic surgeon in Somersworth, New Hampshire. More

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Love flip-flops? 4 ways to deal with achy, tired tootsies
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Summer is synonymous with flip-flops, sandals and other liberating footwear. Unfortunately, the demise of close-toed shoes during the warmer months isn't all that good for your tootsies. "Flip-flops are typically not the 'healthiest' footwear option for your feet," says Marcia Kilgore, founder of FitFlop, the shoe line that offers flip-flops with extra cushioning and support. More



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