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ACFAOM Members Save $100 at the ACFAOM 2013 Annual Clinical Conference in Las Vegas, July 21-25
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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 and save $100 if you are an ACFAOM member. Can you afford to miss The National? Register today!
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Meet John Mattiacci, DPM and Michael Wodka, DPM - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Drs. John Mattiacci and Michael Wodka 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. Dr. Mattiacci is Dean of the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine and President of the First National Guild for Healthcare Providers of the Lower Extremity. Dr. Wodka currently serves the Guild as First-Vice President and is an expert on State, Federal and Medicare Law pertaining to medical treatments. 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


Is PRP beneficial for chronic plantar fasciitis?
Podiatry Today
Plantar fasciosis is heel pain caused by deterioration of the plantar fascia, which occurs as a result of repetitive stress and chronic plantar fasciitis. This is the term used for the non-inflamed phase of plantar fasciopathy. It is much more difficult to treat plantar fasciosis when healthcare providers fail to recognize it as the non-inflamed phase of the condition.
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Artificial surfaces evolve, but safety debate persists
Lower Extremity Review
Artificial turf technology has advanced significantly, and some research suggests newer surfaces are as safe as grass, if not safer. But in other reports, including a high-profile NFL study, turf has been associated with higher rates of lower extremity injury.
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Physician practices pressured to review revenue cycle management
HealthLeaders Media
The changes associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, electronic medical record implementation, and new Medicare rules mean that physician practices are under increasing pressure, says Nancy Ruff, director of health advisory services for CTG Health Solutions, a consulting company in Dallas. Optimizing your revenue requires clearing some new hurdles and aggressive strategies, she says
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Flip-flops, loose shoes can be damaging
Port Huron Times Herald
"Flip-flops are for beaches and showers, not for climbing towers." That was the rhyme devised by late Fort Gratiot lighthouse carekeeper Bob Hanford to explain why visitors couldn't drag their summer foot wear up and down the 94 Civil War-era cast iron steps. The lighthouse instituted the policy after sandals caused a young patron to slip on the spiral staircase, said Susan Bennett, executive director of the Port Huron Museum in Michigan.
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How well do physicians know the ACA?
American Medical News
Thomas Raskauskas, MD, CEO of St. Vincent's Health Partners in Bridgeport, Conn., knows education is key for prepping Connecticut doctors for impending changes under the Affordable Care Act. St. Vincent's, a physician-hospital organization, recently developed a program with Fairfield County Medical Assn. that holds continuing medical education events every other month on the status of health system reform. "I have had physician groups and organizations that have been calling me to ask for instruction on what this means for them and their practice," Dr. Raskauskas said.
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How long can you wear high heels before pain kicks in? An hour and six minutes, women say
New York Daily News
If you've ever suffered foot problems from wearing a gorgeous pair of heels, you're certainly in good company. Most women report that high heels start to hurt after one hour and six minutes, while 20 percent say that they can feel the pain after just 10 minutes.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Current insights on treating ankle fractures in patients with diabetes
Podiatry Today
Ankle fractures in patients with diabetes present challenges in operative and non-operative management. Complications arising from diabetes and its comorbidities such as neuropathy and vasculopathy are compounded by healing and rehabilitation problems that occur more often in patients with diabetes than those without diabete
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Obesity susceptibility may skip a generation
Medical News Today
People may inherit conditions linked to obesity from their grandmother, researchers from the University of Edinburgh reported in the journal Endocrinology. The authors explained, as background information, that maternal obesity during pregnancy has been associated with a higher risk of obesity and cardiometabolic disease in offspring, what they describe as "a phenomenon attributed to developmental programming (epigenetics)."
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


Freshen up your practice waiting room
Physician's Practice
One of the negative consequences of spending countless hours at your office is that it can lead to a unique type of vision loss - one where you overlook the obviously drab décor that your patients see with startling clarity. From reading material to wall color, keeping your reception area contemporary, clean, and comfortable is one more way to demonstrate that your medical skills are up to date. Why? If your surroundings are antiquated, patients may deduce that you are, too.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Forefoot angle determines duration and amplitude of pronation during walking
Gait & Posture via PubMed
The biomechanical mechanisms that link foot structure to injuries of the musculoskeletal system during gait are not well understood. This study had two parts. The purpose of part one was to determine the relation between clinical rearfoot and forefoot angles and foot angles as they make contact with the ground.
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