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ACFAOM 2015: Wednesday July 22, Orlando, Florida
ACFAOM
ACFAOM's 2015 Annual Clinical Conference will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida, on July 22. During this 1-day, 8 CECHs, you will be an engaged and active participant in the whole learning process. The faculty members will act as coaches, and encourage participants to discuss their own ideas about the cases presented. Adult learning at its best! The response to this NEW form of podiatric CME at our annual meeting last year was extremely positive. "A better way to learn" said one participant. "Why don't we have more educational programs like this" was another. The morning session will focus on BIOMECHANICS, the afternoon on MEDICINE. The conference is FREE to ACFAOM members as a membership benefit, and non-members are welcome for a very nominal fee of $99.
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PROFESSION NEWS


Diabetic peripheral neuropathy impedes balance during daily activities
Endocrine Today
Adults with diabetic peripheral neuropathy have greater separations between the body’s center of mass and the center of pressure during movement and are therefore more likely to lose their balance than people without neuropathy, according to research published in Diabetes Care.
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Gout's silver lining: A lower risk of Alzheimer's?
WebMD
The painful and often debilitating arthritic condition known as gout may offer patients an unexpected bonus: a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. A new study finds that gout – or the high uric acid level that drives the inflammatory condition – may shield against the dementia.
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Practical considerations with using HBOT for patients with wounds
Podiatry Today
Continuing a discussion of the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for patients with wounds, the panelists offer insights on contraindications for HBOT as well as insurance issues. They also debate whether physicians over-utilize or underutilize HBOT.
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Doctors continue to hate their jobs — Is the ACA to blame?
By Scott E. Rupp
In news that we likely all knew (or had an inkling of), physicians are less happy than they have been or could be, a new survey suggests. There are a number of reasons for the lack of job satisfaction, including bureaucracy and a greater focus on technology and data entry, but the data reflected here — in a recent survey from the healthcare solutions group Geneia — is nothing new. The fact is that physicians are not able to practice according to their own desires and that they are overwhelmed large amounts of paperwork and regulations of the healthcare market.
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Why it is a smart move to have a risk management checklist
Podiatry Today
Lynn Homisak PRT writes, "How often do you think about risk management? How much importance do you place on having adequate safeguards in your practice to prevent unwanted incidents? I suspect your malpractice insurance company wants it to be a top priority for you but is it?"
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Prevalence of morphological and mechanical stiffness alterations of mid Achilles tendons in asymptomatic marathon runners before and after a competition
Skeletal Radiology via Springer Link
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of morphological and mechanical stiffness alterations at the mid Achilles tendon in asymptomatic marathon runners before and after a competition. To assess the relationship between pre-existing Achilles tendon alterations and pain after running.
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Patients' goals key to effective care
FiercePracticeManagement
There are critical questions missing when many physicians interview patients, according to an article in the Washington Post by family physician Mitch Kaminski, M.D. They are: "What are your goals for your care?" and "How can I help you?" he wrote.
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New procedure corrects painful hammertoes
KPRC-TV
Many women love sexy shoes, but an embarrassing foot condition can keep them off their feet. One Houston doctor said a new procedure can correct the painful problem that is more than just aesthetic. Patient Elma Ruiz told KPRC Channel 2, "I would have to be changing shoes constantly and really there was no comfortable shoe to wear." It's believed about 10-20 percent of American suffer from a condition called hammertoe.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Material need insecurities, control of diabetes mellitus, and use of healthcare resources: Results of the measuring economic insecurity in diabetes study.
JAMA Internal Medicine via PubMed
Increasing access to care may be insufficient to improve the health of patients with diabetes mellitus and unmet basic needs (hereinafter referred to as material need insecurities). How specific material need insecurities relate to clinical outcomes and the use of healthcare resources in a setting of near-universal access to healthcare is unclear.
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