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ACFAOM members save $100 at the ACFAOM 2013 Annual Clinical Conference in Las Vegas, July 21-25
ACFAOM
ACFAOM has designated the APMA 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) as its annual meeting this year. ACFAOM members who attend The National will receive a $100 rebate on their registration fee directly from ACFAOM following confirmed participation and attendance at the meeting.

The ACFAOM highlights at the conference will be a preconference hands-on ultrasound workshop, ACFAOM membership meeting/reception, and a special session "Applying Biomechanics to Patients' Surgical Evaluation, Radiographic Assessment, Wound Care, Rehabilitation, and Pedorthics." This session will be presented by Drs. Kathleen Satterfield, Stephen Albert, Daniel Evans, Jason Harrill, and Kirk Geter.

Register now and receive a $100 rebate from ACFAOM. Can you afford to miss The National? Register today!
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Meet John Mattiacci, DPM; Jeffrey Jensen, DPM; Larry Harkless, DPM; and Glenn Gastwirth, DPM - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Drs. John Mattiacci, Jeffrey Jensen, Larry Harkless and Glenn Gastwirth will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Drs, Mattiacci, Jensen and Harkless are the Deans of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, and Western University School of Podiatric Medicine, respectively. Dr. Gastwirth is Executive Director of the APMA, and all of this week's guests are looking forward to discussing the current residency crisis and working towards a solution. 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


Bad breaks: Fifth met fractures can curtail NFL careers
Lower Extremity Review
Jones and proximal diaphyseal fifth meta­tarsal fractures are common among football players and may shorten their athletic careers, according to a February study that found players with fractures were significantly more likely than players without the injuries to have played in fewer than 10 National Football League (NFL) games.
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Cushioned training shoe may negatively affect competitive performance of adolescents
Orthopedics Today
Kansas researchers have found that type of running shoe has a significant impact on biomechanics in competitive adolescent running athletes and that heavily cushioned heel training shoes may negatively affect performance.
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Engaged patients cost less
HealthLeaders Media
Marianne Aiello writes, "It's safe to say that practically everyone reading this article would be an engaged patient. It would be hard not to, being in the industry that we are. While this is beneficial to us personally, I wonder if it skews our views of how many patients are truly engaged and what the value of that engagement actually is."
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Can minimalist shoes be beneficial for osteoarthritis-related knee pain?
Podiatry Today
A new study accepted for publication in Arthritis & Rheumatism says patients walking barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes have reported a reduction in knee adduction as well as reduced pain. This article is greatly needed in the world of orthopedics where the majority of orthopedists are still prescribing foot orthotics to treat many of the lower extremity injuries that do not warrant surgery.
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For over 30 years, PICA has been protecting and supporting podiatric physicians and the podiatric profession. We are more than just malpractice insurance. Endorsed by ACFAOM, we offer a variety of risk management tools, outstanding customer service, expert claims handling and access to other insurance products.
 


The impending doctor shortage: Do you really need a doctor anymore?
By Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
The fallout and unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act continues. With so many more people being brought into the "insured" category with the expansion of Medicaid across the country, the very real concern is that there will instantly be a doctor shortage. Since it takes at least seven years to take college graduates and make them fully accredited doctors, the doctor shortage can't be fixed immediately. So how is the U.S. coping with the doctor shortage? Here are a few approaches.
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With federal health law, medical professionals look to expand turf
The Sacramento Bee
They want to take care of you. Doctors, nurses and a variety of specialized health professionals are duking it out in California's Capitol over who should get your business once federal law requires that everyone have health insurance. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are pushing laws allowing them to see more patients for routine medical care.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    When a patient has a post-op bullous reaction (Podiatry Today)
Arch structure in children with talipes planovalgus improves with shoe inserts (Lower Extremity Review)
Cushioned training shoe may negatively affect competitive performance of adolescents (Orthopedics Today)
Pregnancy leads to lasting changes in foot structure (American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation via PubMed)
Poor communication ups risk of malpractice suits, patient nonadherence (FiercePracticeManagement)

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Obesity care: When the problems outpace the solutions
American Medical News
Every day, family physician Andrew Pasternak, M.D., sees an overweight or obese patient. Many have weight-related medical conditions, including type 2 diabetes and joint pain. Most want to shed some pounds. But it's often difficult for Dr. Pasternak and other primary care physicians to help such people reach a healthy weight - and even more challenging to help them maintain it.
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Even gradual transition to minimalist running leads to signs of stress in feet
Lower Extremity Review
Investigators at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, reported that runners who transitioned from traditional running shoes to zero-drop shoes meant to mimic barefoot running had evidence of bone marrow edema, a marker for stress on the foot, after gradual transition from conventional to minimalist shoes.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


Top business imperatives for medical practices
Physician's Practice
What are physician practices' top business imperatives in 2013, and how are they doing in achieving them? We asked, and our audience told. Physicians cite profitability, cost containment, and patient engagement as their top priorities.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Functional outcomes of persons who underwent dysvascular lower extremity amputations: Effect of postacute rehabilitation setting
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of postacute rehabilitation setting on functional outcomes among patients who underwent major dysvascular lower extremity amputations.
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