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'Key Issues in Dermatology and Pathology' at ACFAOM 2012, Oct. 11-14, Disney World, Fla.
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Dermatologic conditions make up a large percentage of what the busy clinician sees and it is important to not only be reminded of important conditions but also to be educated about others. This session will leave you thinking twice about the lesion you saw yesterday and how to treat the one you will see tomorrow in a very different way. This session will cover four areas of importance in dermatology: the "what ifs" of cases that went badly and ended up in malpractice court, the mystery of the pigmented nail bed, the many malignancies that can affect the lower extremities, and the enigmatic porokeratosis that we only think we recognize. Faculty will be Drs. Bradley Bakotic and Bryan Markinson. ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference, Total Immersion, will be held Oct. 11-14 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Disney World. You can now view the full program, register, make hotel reservations, and purchase Disney World tickets by clicking here. To register online for the conference, click here. More



Meet Dr. Stephen D. Smith - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Stephen D. Smith, DPM 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. Smith is a leading expert in heel pain and currently works at the Foot & Ankle Institute of the West in Los Angeles. He has helped develop minimally invasive surgery techniques for bunion surgeries and invented the STA Peg procedure for flatfoot correction. 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. More



A closer look at the state of podiatric residency training
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Although podiatry residents have opportunities for significant advancement of their skills, they also face daunting challenges that may not be receiving adequate attention in residency programs. Drawing upon their experience, these authors suggest a number of areas for improvement in residency programs, including research opportunities, business education and coaching on leadership skills. More

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'Toe jobs' become popular among stiletto wearers
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Sky-high stilettos may be on trend, but the pain they can cause is off the charts. Bunions, ingrown toenails and severely disfigured feet are but a few of the risks chronic heel-wearers face, according to researchers - and some women have had enough. More

Half of docs think they're underpaid
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The results are in from Medscape's 2012 Physician Compensation Survey of nearly 25,000 physicians across 25 specialty areas. According to the data, obtained by a third-party online survey collection site, respondents reported the following specialties earnings in 2011. More

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Barefoot balance training for runners
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Running is one of the most common forms of exercise and has benefits ranging from weight loss to cardiovascular conditioning. Despite the millions of dollars spent on research to advance shoe design and orthotic modifications, there is still a high rate of lower extremity injuries in runners. A 2007 review by Wen estimates that injury rates vary from 37 percent to 79 percent, depending on the type of population studied. Wen found the most common injuries among runners were chronic or overuse in nature, and patellofemoral pain syndrome, Achilles tendinopathy, and shin splints were the most common. As a result of the high injury rate there has been a revived trend of runners kicking off their sneakers and opting to run barefoot in the hopes of reducing injury risk. More

High amputation rates prompt health officials to make diabetic foot care a priority
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Eastern Ontario's 90,000 diabetics are more likely than their counterparts in other provincial regions to be hospitalized for foot infections and untreated ulcers that lead to amputations, prompting health officials to make diabetic foot care a higher priority. More



Physicians say 'no thanks' to risky ACOs
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Physicians are passing on accountable care organizations (ACO) and other alternative payment care models, Medscape reported. Only 3 percent of surveyed physicians from 25 specialty areas said they are participating in ACOs. Five percent, however, did report they plan to become involved in the coming year. More

Obesity-linked diabetes tougher to treat in children
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Type 2 diabetes is harder to treat in children ages 10 to 17 than it is in adults, according to one of the first large studies of the disease in younger people. The research also found that diabetes develops more rapidly in this age group. About 700 overweight and obese U.S. children and teens were given three therapies in the study: The oral drug metformin alone; that medicine combined with GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)'s Avandia; and metformin used alone with diet and exercise. More

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When lower extremity pain derails an exercise plan in a patient with diabetes
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A 48-year-old overweight Caucasian female patient presents on referral from her primary care physician regarding pain and discomfort in her feet, arches and heels. She has recently been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and had started an exercise regimen for weight loss and glycemic control. She began experiencing pain and discomfort in her feet, especially on the right side. Her pain was significant upon standing in the mornings after slumber and after other periods of rest throughout the day. More





Effective management tips for physician practice owners
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We've had a number of discussions on the mechanics of employee management, ranging from the requirement of good employment manuals and knowing how to fire the right way to the necessity of employment practices liability insurance. Many of those issues can be taught and organized into a system, but where art meets science for business owners and executives, which practice owners are, is the life-long learning process of being a good manager and leader. More





Measuring medial longitudinal arch deformation during gait: A reliability study
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Clinical evaluation of medial longitudinal arch deformation during walking gait is often estimated from static measures of e.g. navicular drop measured during quiet standing. The aim of the present study was to test the reliability of a new three-dimensional method of measuring the MLAD during gait and to compare this method with a static measure and a 2-D dynamic method. Fifty-two feet (26 healthy male participants) were tested twice 4–9 days apart in a biomechanical gait analysis laboratory using a 3-D three-marker foot model, a 2-D video-based model for the measurement of MLAD during gait, and ND for measurements of MLAD during quiet standing. More


ACFAOM's 2012 ANNUAL CLINICAL CONFERENCE

REGISTRATION OPEN! October 11-14 - Disney World. Total Immersion in Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Surgery (by ASPS), Dermatology/Pathology, Imaging, HIPAA/EHRs, Billing/Coding, PICA premium discount. 21 CE Credit Hours. MORE
 


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