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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 and save $100 if you are an ACFAOM member
. Can you afford to miss The National? Register today!
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PROFESSION NEWS


Physician pessimism persists
FiercePracticeManagement
"Physicians are working harder and longer hours for less reimbursement," said Richard L. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare, in a statement announcing the release of the staffing firm's latest report. "Plus, they feel like insurers, government and hospitals dictate how they can treat patients."
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Conducting a quick and easy functional lower extremity exam of an athlete
Podiatry Today
The art of doing a musculoskeletal exam on an athlete is really about utilizing simple tests in order to provide insights into the highly complex nature of human movement. There are many perspectives and philosophies on how to best examine the lower extremity.
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Physician EHRs: Make patient data work for you
American Medical News
Thanks to electronic health records and requirements that doctors use those systems to collect and share data, physician practices have easy access to information they never had before. The data, experts say, hold a lot of power. They can transform the way physicians treat patients and run their practices.
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Amniotic fluid saves feet
KSAT-TV
Nerve disease caused by type-2 Diabetes accounts for half of all amputations in the U.S., but a new treatment is helping patients keep their limbs. And it comes from a pregnant woman! Diabetic sores on Rocco LoBosco's left foot robbed him of his little toe and doctors told him could lead to worse. "There's still a chance that you might lose part of the foot, or the whole foot, or even the leg," LoBosco told Ivanhoe. But by harnessing the power of amniotic fluid, Dr. Richard Jacoby, Medical Director at the Scottsdale Neuropathy Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz., says it’s possible to avoid that.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Ordinary running shoes do not risk foot pronation for novice runners (Orthopedics Today)
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Will Medicare pay disclosure ruling be last straw for doctors? (American Medical News)
Amniotic membrane: Does it have promise for diabetic foot ulcers? (Podiatry Today)
Students develop 'smart-shoes' to detect disorders related to pronation of legs (The Times of India)
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Loose links Cortical data distinguish unstable ankles
Lower Extremity Review
A small study points to a "decoupling" effect between neurological and mechanical aspects of the ankle joint among some people with recurrent sprains and resultant functional ankle instability, reported investigators in a Journal of Sport Rehabilitation paper e-published on April 9.
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Experts: Obesity is a disease
Connecticut Post
It's no secret that obesity is a contributing factor to multiple chronic illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease. Thus many local experts said the American Medical Association's recent decision to label obesity itself a disease is a no-brainer.
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Independence comes at price many doctors still willing to pay
American Medical News
When James Franks, M.D., imagined his career as a physician, it looked like the life he remembers his family doctor having. "My idea was to be the doctor who sits in my office, sees my patients and takes care of them," he said. "I guess that was me being part naive and part believing in the ideal situation."
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When should you biopsy?
Podiatry Today
When facing a skin condition or wound that can be challenging to identify, a biopsy can be an invaluable tool in illuminating a path for diagnosis and treatment. This author details the protocol for when to perform a biopsy and which technique to choose for which clinical presentation.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


Vendor relationships and your medical practice
Physicians Practice
Vendor relationship management, done with purpose and thoughtfulness, can deliver a successful partnership benefiting any medical group - small or large, multispecialty or single specialty. As the healthcare environment continues to increase in complexity, a true vendor-partner can serve as a consultant to your practice.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Preliminary evidence that low ankle-brachial index is associated with reduced bilateral hip extensor strength and functional mobility in peripheral arterial disease
Society for Vascular Surgery via PubMed
Peripheral arterial disease has been associated with skeletal muscle pathology, including atrophy of the affected muscles. In addition, oxidative metabolism is impaired, muscle function is reduced, and gait and mobility are restricted. We hypothesized that greater severity of symptomatic PAD would be associated with lower levels of muscle mass, strength, and endurance, and that these musculoskeletal abnormalities in turn would impair functional performance and walking ability in patients with PAD.
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