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ACFAOM 2010 to present recent advances in orthotic therapy
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One of three main tracks at ACFAOM 2010, Aug. 26-29 in "Orlando,Fla." will cover the latest information on orthotic therapy and will be presented by four national experts: Drs. Lawrence Huppin, Mark Reeves, Douglas Richie, and Paul Scherer. They will be joined for four "hands-on" workshops by Dr. Richard Stess and Mr. Jeffrey Root. The morning session will be presented in 25-min clinically-focused and fast-paced lectures. In the afternoon the workshops will apply lessons learned in the morning session. Other 8-hour tracks include Chronic Wound Management and Basic Surgical Skills, with lectures and "hands-on" workshops. Also on the program special four hour sessions (demo and workshop) on Skin Biopsy & Plastic Surgery Techniques (Dr. Bakotic), Diagnostic Ultrasound (Drs. Armstrong and Tassone), EMRs & HIPPA Compliance (Dr. Brody), and Billing & Coding (Dr. Warshaw.) To view the preliminary program click here. More



Active Stance: orthoses - functional relevance of the arch
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Professionals in the field of physical medicine rely on the study of human form and posture to determine deviations from normal and apply appropriate corrections to the underlying structure. It is commonly accepted that departures from correct form, posture, or structure, through either acute trauma or insidious degradation, affect function. More

Emerging interventional radiology treatment with drug-eluting stents saves limbs
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In the United States, more than 100,000 amputations are performed each year on individuals with critical limb ischemia, the most severe form of peripheral arterial disease. The number one priority in treating these patients is to re-establish blood flow to avoid limb amputation. Interventional radiologists have found that a subgroup of patients with critical limb ischemia may avoid amputation through the use of drug-eluting stents on the smaller arteries below the knee, according to a study released at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Tampa, Fla. More

Film series focuses on health insurance struggles
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Hector was a hard working American. He went to work on time and often stayed late to finish up his duties. But when Hector contracted gangrene, an infection that kills cell tissue, he lost his job, medical insurance, home and left foot. Hector is one of 46 million uninsured Americans, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. The 60 percent of uninsured adults that passed on receiving Medicaid last year found themselves in Hector's shoes and in an all too real nightmare. More

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This is a great way for you to try out the DocuForms Charting Method. For just $99 you'll receive a sample of office-based and, optionally, nursing home charting forms in a convenient trial-sized pack. MORE


Foot treatment billed as Botox-type product
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A product registered in South Africa only for treatment of spastic foot deformities has been billed as a Botox-type beauty treatment, the Advertising Standards Authority has been told. The claim is contained in a complaint by Genop Healthcare, who distribute Botox in South Africa, against Pharmaplan (Pty) Ltd's promotional material for a product named Dysport. More

Getting into your genes
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Imagine for a moment that you're playing basketball with a couple of friends. You jump up to make a shot but don't quite stick the landing. Your ankle twists and you hear a crack! You take a ride to the hospital, where some X-rays are taken and examined by a doctor. She tells you it's broken and that your favorite pastime of walking will be on hold for a few weeks. After the cast is put on, you return home. More

Honey: a key tool for topical wound care
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Honey has been used as a wound dressing for centuries. Evidence for its medicinal use has been found in ancient writings, including a papyrus dating to the 17th century B.C. In modern times, it was in common use during World War I and II, but it began to wane in popularity with the rise of antibiotics around 1940. Only in the last decade have microbiologists begun to understand its precise medical benefits and the special properties of one particular variety: active Leptospermum (manuka) honey (Leptospermum scoparium) derived from the pollen and nectar of specific tea tree plants. More

House bill would require insurance policies to provide prosthetics at federal reimbursement rate
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Legislation that would ensure that amputees in Delaware are able to obtain necessary orthotic and prosthetic devices was introduced in the House. House Bill 343, sponsored by Rep. Gerald L. Brady and Rep. Helene M. Keeley, would ensure prosthetic parity for those who have lost limbs by requiring that individual and group health insurance policies provide orthotic and prosthetic devices at a reimbursement rate equal to the federal reimbursement rate for older and disabled Delawareans. More



Keeping MRSA in check: Are you doing enough?
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Before he visits inpatients at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Jeffrey Ross, DPM, MD, usually doffs his jacket and his tie, then puts on latex gloves. Ross, chief of the hospital's diabetic foot clinic, also wears surgical greens almost all the time he's in his office. More

More doctors giving up private practices
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A quiet revolution is transforming how medical care is delivered in this country, and it has very little to do with the sweeping health care legislation that President Obama just signed into law. But it could have a big impact on that law's chances for success. Traditionally, American medicine has been largely a cottage industry. Most doctors cared for patients in small, privately owned clinics -- sometimes in rooms adjoining their homes. More

Patients' inability to pay driving some doctors out of private practice
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As more and more patients can't pay their medical bills or see the doctor only when absolutely necessary, more physician practices are sinking economically. This factor, much more than government pressure to buy electronic health records, is what's forcing a growing number of physicians to give up private practice and go to work for hospitals. More

Procedure using plasma has some believers
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Tiger Woods did it. So did Alex Rodriguez, Cliff Lee, Hines Ward and Jose Reyes. And now so are the Flyers, at least three of whom have used platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, as a treatment for their injuries. Daniel Briere and Brian Boucher have had PRP therapy for muscle strains and are reporting positive results. Michael Leighton is currently getting this treatment for a high ankle sprain in his left leg. More



SANUWAVE health reports on 2009 financial results and progress for the year
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On track to announce patient enrollment completed in the first quarter of 2010 for the investigational device exemption dermaPACE wound care study on diabetic foot ulcers.  More
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