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ACFAOM and OHI collaborate on the 'Million Dollar Practice'
ACFAOM
ACFAOM is partnering with Orthotics Holding, Inc. (Langer, SafeStep, AZAFO, Apex) for a series of seminars designed to expand your ability to treat lower extremity biomechanical conditions and grow your practice at the same time. A 2-day program at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott on May 30 and 31 will kick off the series, with other locations planned for later in the year. This will transform your practice in a new era of healthcare. The ROI of $99 for ACFAOM members and $199 for non-members (if you register before May 1) will be substantial. Don't miss this opportunity to increase your clinical skills and improve patient outcomes, while reaping the associated financial rewards. For more information and to register click here.
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Open Mic Night with Drs. Barry Block and Bret Ribotsky - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Meet the Masters' most popular show where YOU are the star. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, voice your opinion and receive input from two of the most knowledgeable DPM's. Barry Block, DPM, JD is the editor of PM Magazine and the editor of PM News. Bret Ribotsky, DPM is the past president of ACFAOM, international lecturer and researcher for over 20 years and one of those who has had the opportunity to interview over 300+ luminaries on this show. 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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PROFESSION NEWS


Senate goes on break without passing SGR fix
MedPage Today
Despite pressure from the House and President Obama, the Senate adjourned early Friday morning for a 2-week recess without passing any kind of fix for the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for Medicare physician reimbursement, leaving doctors once again in limbo. Without passage of the permanent SGR fix or another temporary "patch," physicians face a 21.2 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement on April 1.
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Recovery from bunion surgery faster than in past
DoctorsLounge
Improvements in bunion surgery have led to faster and less painful recovery, according to foot doctors. A bunion is a bump near the base of the big toe that is caused by the misalignment of bones in the foot. About two-thirds of American adults will develop a bunion at some point in their life, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
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The possibility of foot drop after bariatric surgery
MYBIGLIFE
Foot drop is a medical condition in which loss of muscle control causes your feet and toes to hang forward when you walk, increasing the risk for trips and falls. Many physicians refer to foot drop as a form of peripheral neuropathy, and this condition is common in people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, neurological disorders, and vitamin deficiencies. In many cases, those who experience rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery are also at risk for experiencing foot drop. According to a recent study published in Obesity Surgery, rapid reduction of body weight is associated with a higher risk for foot drop.
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Repeated use of antibiotics may raise diabetes risk
LiveScience
People who have taken certain antibiotics repeatedly may be at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers found that people in the study who had ever been prescribed two or more courses of specific types of antibiotics were more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than people who had never been prescribed these antibiotics, or had taken just one course.
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3 tips to maximize the power of practice meetings
FiercePracticeManagement
Experts agree: Meeting with your employees regularly is crucial for practice success. Advice for keeping these gatherings streamlined and productive abounds as well, but a well-planned agenda alone doesn't leverage meetings' maximum potential. Important ingredients that are often missing in meetings, according to a recent post from Harvard Business Review, include leaders' ability to demonstrate empathy and emotional control.
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Heel pain gains: Studies support multimodal treatment
Lower Extremity Review
Multimodal physical therapy is associated with significant symptom relief in patients with plantar heel pain, but may be most effective for those with symptoms lasting less than seven months, according to research presented in February at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.
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Affordable Care Act faces more hurdles in coming months
By Rosemary Sparacio
The Affordable Care Act has survived one repeal attempt in the Supreme Court, as well as more than 50 repeal attempts by the House of Representatives and the Senate. However, President Barack Obama's signature legislation faces yet another significant challenge to its existence. In the current case before the Supreme Court (King v. Burwell), a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs this June would essentially cut off the healthcare law's tax credits/subsidies in roughly two-thirds of the states. Additionally, many Americans are still unaware of the penalty that will be assessed for those who have not signed up for coverage by April 15.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


8 traits shared by successful physicians
Physician's Practice
We asked physicians, "What is the most important trait for today's doctors to possess?" Here's what they said.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Risk factors for wound complications in patients after elective orthopedic foot and ankle surgery
Foot & Ankle International via PubMed
The aim of this study was to quantify the incidence of postoperative wound complications in elective foot and ankle surgery as well as the risk factors for postoperative wound complications.
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