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Sept. 6, 2011


 News from APMA

Scholarship recipients for 2011-2012 academic year
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The APMA Educational Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2011-2012 APMA Educational Foundation Student Scholarship Fund. View the list of recipients on the foundation website.

Don't Miss 350+ Potential Podiatry Customers--Booths Still Available

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HealthFusion corporate profile
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Editor's note: The following is promotional copy furnished by the company featured.

HealthFusion's MediTouch EHR is one of APMA's newest corporate partners and was awarded the Seal of Acceptance in July. HealthFusion, is a customer-focused, Web health care software solution for practice automation and revenue cycle management. Helping thousands of providers and billing services to succeed, HealthFusion delivers an affordable, integrated practice management system, a clearinghouse that transacts with more than 2,000 payers and MediTouch — The EHR that thinks like a doctor. This secure, certified, stimulus ready system offers advanced billing, scheduling, claims, eligibility, ERAs, denial defense, iPad-friendly electronic health records, e-prescribing, reporting and mobile applications with high-end value and is the only EHR company to be recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience." With MediTouch, you will never have to make a customer service phone call to an overseas call center.

 Health Care in the News

Missouri cancels contract with troubled Medicaid provider
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One day after problems with a Missouri Medicaid con­tractor came to light in a capitol hearing, the state has cancelled its contract. The Department of Health and Senior Ser­vices recently announced that it has terminated its contract with SynCare, an Indiana-based health care company that has been criticized for failing to keep up with patient demand. The company began working for the state in January, providing evaluations for Medicaid patients seeking in-home care. More


Gout increases in US, requiring lifestyle changes
The Associated Press via Daily Local News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mention gout, and some people conjure visions of Henry VIII hobbling around his castle with a turkey leg in one hand and a goblet of wine in the other. Gout long was considered an affliction of wealth. Today, however, doctors and patients know it's a serious problem at all income levels, and it's on the increase. More

The Prescription For Sensitive Feet™

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A website with podiatrist-approved shoe recommendations
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Written by a doctor of podiatric medicine named Cathleen A. McCarthy, Podiatry Shoe Review recommends shoes that are good-looking and good for your feet, from a medical perspective. Her wonderful website makes very specific recommendations for different types of ailments.

Editor's note: View a list of products with APMA's Seal of Acceptance at

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San Francisco experiment in improving patient health care
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Researchers long ago established that certain medical procedures are performed at dramatically different rates from place to place, and that these disparities affect the quality and cost of health care. Now, health insurers, hospitals and government agencies from the Bay Area to Washington, D.C., are getting more aggressive about tackling variation in medical care. More
DavMar Comfort Shoes launches the new women’s stylish loafer in black, pewter and ivory. Another recent offering is the clog for women and men. We carry an entire line of Medicare compliant shoes from Nature’s Stride, Brooks, New Balance and Sebago.

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SmartPRO Podiatry Chair from Jan L
Jan L introduces the the SmartPRO full featured Podiatry chair listing for $4025. An ADA tax credit of $1887.50 applies and reduces the cost to $2137.50.
PAL Launches Platinum Trim Gauntlet
The Platinum Trim Gauntlet is a slender, less rigid alternative to the standard Platinum Gauntlet, providing a more comfortable fit for any patient who is moderately-to-highly active. The Trim is ideal for patients with chronic ankle sprains, PTTD or arthritis. The Trim provides the perfect fit, for everyone, every day

 What Your Patients Are Reading

Is your salon causing toenail fungus?
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Dr. Robert Kornfield writes, "I have listened over the years as countless patients have told me horror stories about their experience at the nail salon, and how before going for pedicures, their toenails were clear and beautiful. You've thought about it, right? All of a sudden your toenails are looking a bit yellow, thicker, maybe they crumble and break." More


Do away with smelly feet!    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sweaty feet and foot odor are quite common, especially among dancers, athletes and those exercising in hot weather. Wearing shoes and socks that don't breathe or rough, dry skin on your feet can promote foot odor. Bromhidrosis, foot odor, is due to bacteria that breed and multiply in warm feet, socks and shoes. More

Doctors suggest soaking your feet to cool off
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If you need some relief from the heat you might pour water over your head, but what about on your feet? We all think of wearing light clothing or hydrating ourselves as ways to cool down but if you don't have access to a fan or AC, doctors say you should soak your feet in cold water. More

The Orthotic Revolution!

MULTI-Thotics are MEGAComfort’s 3 in 1 Pre-Fab Comfort Orthotic System offering maximum shock absorption and a choice of heat moldable re-attachable and interchangeable orthotic supports.

Trying to reach new heights? Rethinking high heels via KION-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You can't even walk without wobbling in those heels, but you had to have them. Indeed, many women choose to endure pain and discomfort in the name of fashion ... and underestimate the health risks of high-heeled shoes. Face it. Feet aren't meant to be propped in stilettos. Heels over two inches affect the natural way you walk. A heel higher than three inches puts seven times the pressure on the ball of your foot and can harm the bones. More


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