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Meet Harry Goldsmith, DPM, FACFAOM - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Dr. Harry Goldsmith will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Goldsmith will be discussing CD-10, PQRS, Meaningful use, practice workflow, strategies for success and more. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here.
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How to modify orthoses for plantar fibromatosis
Podiatry Today
Prescribing orthoses for patients with plantar fibromas can be challenging. In general, our treatment goal is to reduce tension on the plantar fascia and then reduce pressure on the plantar fibromas. This can lead to a catch-22 situation as orthoses that conform closely to the arch of the foot can help reduce tension on the plantar fascia but they may also increase pressure on the fibroma. Luckily, there are some fairly straightforward orthotic modifications that can lead to an excellent clinical outcome for these patients.
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Finding a job in healthcare: Performance reviews
By Catherine Iste
Once a year, I have the pleasure of being a guest lecturer for an ethics and social leadership class at a local university. The class participants include master's students in nursing and healthcare informatics. My topic is always the same: I am asked to demystify human resources. This year, the students' questions focused on the following: negotiating an offer, dealing with bureaucracy, performance reviews and terminations. Let's talk about performance reviews.
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Implications of reduced stride length in running
Lower Extremity Review
Decreasing stride length during running has been shown to result in biomechanical changes that are associated with reduced loading of biological tissues and, by extension, also may reduce the risk of injuries such as stress fractures, iliotibial band syndrome, and patellofemoral pain.
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Study: Patients think more highly of docs who dress up
FiercePracticeManagement
It may seem superficial, but physicians' attire has a measurable effect on patient perception of their knowledge, caring, professionalism and trustworthiness, according to a study published in BMJ Open. For the study, researchers at the University of Michigan Health System conducted a comprehensive international review of 30 studies on the topic of physician dress involving 11,533 adult patients in 14 countries. Out of the 30 studies reviewed, 21 found that patients held clear preferences about what their doctors should wear–18 of which indicated that physicians should err on the side of formality to impress patients.
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Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke increases risk of diabetes
Business 2 Community
Smoking is a well-known risk for many health problems such as lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, and the increased health risks associated with smoking during pregnancy for babies are well-documented. Now a new study published in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease finds that children exposed to tobacco smoke prenatally have an increased risk of developing diabetes later in life.
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Sensory-targeted ankle rehabilitation strategies
Lower Extremity Review
Current treatments for chronic ankle instability (CAI) may be ineffective in reducing its development and recurrence. To help address this issue, the authors have proposed a new treatment paradigm based on a theoretical model of CAI as an organismic constraint on the sensorimotor system.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Foot friction: Narrow-toed shoes can lead to painful corns, bunions
The Pueblo Chieftan
Feet are tough. Day after day, they transport bodies wherever they need to go. When they’re hurting, though, the whole body knows it, and two common ailments often send people to the doctor: Corns and bunions are conditions that podiatrists see almost every day. Corns are just calluses that are on the toes instead of the bottom of the foot.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


5 keys to help physicians connect via social media
By Russell Faust, Ph.D., M.D. via Physician's Practice
In the digital world, it's not about you, it's about your patients. They're looking for help answering their health questions. So physicians, you've finally come to the realization that you need to be present in the digital world in order to be found. According to Pew Research, 80 percent of us go online first to answer our questions about health — before we call our family or friends or doctor. And you have updated your ancient website with a fancy new format that can be viewed in a browser, but also on mobile devices ... right?
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Cigarette smoking increases complication rate in forefoot surgery
Foot & Ankle International
Cigarette smoking is known to increase perioperative complication rates, but no study to date has examined its effect specifically in forefoot surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine whether cigarette smoking increased complications after forefoot surgery.
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