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Early-bird registration deadline for ACFAOM 2010 in two weeks
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Save $50-100 when you register by July 14 for the annual clinical conference of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, Aug. 26-29, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, across from Downtown Disney. The program covers the comprehensive scope of contemporary podiatric practice with a top faculty. Learn the latest on Chronic Wound Management, Orthotic Therapy, Basic Surgical Skills, Skin Biopsy & Plastic Surgery, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and Electronic Medical Records, and Billing & Coding, with 'hands-on' workshops and 25 CMEs. To watch a video about the conference click here. For program details, hotel accommodations, Disney World tickets, and to register on line, click here. If you have questions, call 301-718-6536.



Ask the Doc.... How can I keep performing well in sports as I age?
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In 2004, patient Roald Bradstock, nearly 50, became the first man in any age group to qualify for the Olympic Trials. Another, Jerry Caldwell, was in his sixties and couldn't play tennis any longer. He went on to win the Senior's National Championship. Kurt Strater still skis black diamond slopes with his grandchildren at 82, and turns better now than he did before! Age doesn't have to mean decreased performance. Not all our problems are due to age; we just think they are. I see the same issues in young Olympians. Abnormal structural alignment like a longer leg or flattened foot decreases our performance at any age and increases injuries. More

Diabetes researchers work with pig stem cells
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The pig is an under-estimated animal. Known better for its slovenly habits and portly physique, the pig is actually a medical hero. "Pigs have tremendous research potential. And a lot of different diseases are being studied through pigs," Dr. Steve Stice, Ph.D., a stem cell researcher at the University of Georgia, said. Pigs are more like us than you might think. Their physiology, their biochemistry, their cell biology is similar to ours. "It's best to study something like heart disease in an animal that has developed heart disease. And that happens in pigs," Dr. Stice said. More

Gait analysis uses technology to help patients overcome injuries
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For a while, Stephen Moniak tried to ignore it, but finally, the recurring pain in his left foot drove him to the doctor. The physician, in turn, referred him to a physical therapist. Mark McDonald, clinic director of First Choice Rehabilitation in Lower Paxton Township, Pa., relied on more than observational skills to diagnose Moniak's problem. He used a computer. More

Doctors limit new Medicare patients
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The number of doctors refusing new Medicare patients because of low government payment rates is setting a new high, just six months before millions of Baby Boomers begin enrolling in the government health care program. Recent surveys by national and state medical societies have found more doctors limiting Medicare patients, partly because Congress has failed to stop an automatic 21 percent cut in payments that doctors already regard as too low. More

Diabetes can cause many complications
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We're continuing our discussions about the two more prevalent forms of disabilities that I have encountered here in my stay at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. for the treatment and rehabilitation of some of my own disabling conditions. Those other disabilities include Guillanne-Barre syndrome and leg amputations caused, in most cases, by complications of those coping with diabetes. More

House approves Medicare physician pay cut delay
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The House of Representatives voted 417 to 1 to pass a bill that delays a 21 percent cut in Medicare physician payments and raises payments 2.2 percent until Nov. 30. President Barack Obama signed the bill, Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010, into law. The Senate passed the bill on June 18. The measure is retroactive to June 1, the date the payment cut took effect. In late May, the House passed legislation to delay the cut by 19 months; the measure failed to come up for a vote in the Senate before Memorial Day. More



Out of touch: A rare disorder affects woman's sense of touch, pain
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The pediatricians finally believed something was wrong the day 2-year-old Julie Malloy placed her hands on a hot wood stove and left them there. The toddler, with a head of pale blond hair, didn't flinch or jerk her hands away. She didn't shriek. Her mother panicked. Jackie Stitt and other family members rushed to Julie's side, pulling her hands from the iron. The soft, red skin resembled slabs of raw meat. At the hospital, Stitt tried, again, to tell the doctors something wasn't right with her daughter. Julie would bump herself, cut a finger accidentally or fall down and react with apathy. No whimpers, no tears. More

Platelet count associated with Asymptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease in Type 2 Diabetes: Presented at EAS
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Platelet count is the only haematological marker independently associated with asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented here at the 78th European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Congress. "The relationship between platelets and peripheral arterial disease has not yet been demonstrated, so we went out to investigate this proatherogenic factor in a high-risk population comprised of type 2 diabetic patients," explained lead study author José Mancera, MD, Servicio Andaluz de Salud, Clinica Ciudad Jardin, Málaga, Spain. More

Stopping diabetes damage with Vitamin C
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While neither therapy produced desired results when used alone, the combination of insulin to control blood sugar together with the use of Vitamin C, stopped blood vessel damage caused by the disease in patients with poor glucose control. "We had tested this theory on research models, but this is the first time anyone has shown the therapy's effectiveness in people," said Michael Ihnat, Ph.D., principal investigator and a pharmacologist at the OU College of Medicine Department of Cell Biology. More

Proper care of chronic wounds
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Chronic wounds are a common medical condition, affecting nearly seven million americans. While the condition sounds somewhat tame, a chronic wound -- if not treated properly -- can cause serious complications, including amputation or death. From the standpoint of cost of care, wounds cause workers to lose countless hours of work. For employers, this translates into lost revenue both from a productivity standpoint as well as cost of medical care. More

Plyometrics better than resistive exercises for improving functional performance after lateral ankle sprain
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For the first time, Egyptian researchers have reported on the effects of plyometric training on muscle strength and function after lateral ankle sprains. Plyometric training is a popular choice for improving function in healthy athletes, according to Manal M. Ismail, PhD, and colleagues at Cairo University. While plyometrics are strongly suggested for the late-stage rehabilitation of many lower limb injuries, there is no research on its effects on muscle strength and function when managing lateral ankle sprains. More
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