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Lasers in Podiatric Practice at ACFAOM 2012 - Oct. 11-14, 2012
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ACFAOM 2012 will feature Lasers in Podiatric Practice: Pros and Cons. This educational track includes a plenary session on Saturday, Oct. 13 where you will learn from a panel of experts and moderator Dr. Bryan Markinson about the real and practical issues you will need to consider on how to use lasers to treat onychomycosis and other conditions AND for pain management. Sunday's workshop on Oct. 14 will be hands-on and will give you an exciting opportunity to handle and test lasers in action. This track will be a great opportunity to hear and see, and ask questions about, everything you need to know if you are considering adding lasers to your practice technology. The conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista located directly across from Downtown Disney. The focus of the ACFAOM conference will be Wound Management, Medicine, and Dermatology/Pathology. Also, a new feature this year will be a special surgery track presented by ASPS. Save $100 by registering before July 9. More



Meet Glenn Weinraub, DPM - today at 9 p.m.
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Dr. Glenn Weinraub 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. Weinraub is the immediate past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery and practices today in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with The Permanente Medical Group in Fremont, California. He is a noted author and lecturer and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University in Arizona. 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 combination therapy for chronic wounds
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The advent of advanced treatments has made it possible for chronic wounds to benefit from a wide range of combined modalities. With a closer look at the research and an illuminating case study, these authors examine the efficacy of wound dressings, skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other therapies. More

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Medial navicular subluxation indicates Charcot neuroarthropathy on radiograph
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Medial navicular subluxation is a radiographic indicator of Charcot neuroarthropathy, according to a researcher at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, recently. "This finding on radiograph has been noted anecdotally by our senior author on multiple occasions, especially early in the constructive process," Allyson Estess, M.D., said. "We believe that the midfoot undergoes a destructive process in the construction of the ligament." More

Pointers for protecting feet from skin cancer
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Walking on the beach, frolicking in the surf, participating in sports, strolling through a theme park while on vacation - your feet will carry you through a lot of fun this summer. But can paying attention to them help you avoid the most common form of cancer in America? Possibly, experts say. More

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Going to extremes: Battling dangers of high intensity exercise
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The exploding popularity of so-called extreme conditioning programs is now infiltrating the armed forces, prompting military sports medicine experts to take a closer look at the potential risks and benefits of high intensity exercise. More

After healthcare ruling come doubts that some states can meet key deadlines
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With teh recent Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's landmark healthcare law, debate has shifted to whether deadlines key to the law's goal of expanding coverage to tens of millions of Americans will be pushed back. Some say states and the federal government are facing such complex technical and political realities that some deadlines need to be relaxed, including the Jan. 1, 2014, opening of online marketplaces where individuals and small businesses will be able to shop for coverage. And there may be pressure in Congress to delay some spending on the law to help reduce the federal budget deficit. More



Recurring diabetic foot ulcers 'predictable'
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The risk for recurring diabetic foot ulcers is predicted by clinical characteristics, such as existing ulcer location, bone infection, and diabetes control, demonstrates research published in International Wound Journal. "Knowing these risk factors may allow clinicians and healthcare systems to target heightened efforts at prevention of re-ulceration after healing to selected high-risk patients," say Michal Dubský (Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic) and co-workers. More


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What's next for physicians after Affordable Care Act ruling
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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act has refocused stakeholder attention on the implementation of the law's provisions but also re-energizes efforts by opponents to repeal parts or all of the statute. "One of the most frustrating things has been having so much uncertainty about how we move forward," said Glen Stream, M.D., president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Now "we can focus on the best possible implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its key provisions and work to fix the parts that need improvement." More



Maybe you shouldn't rush into barefoot running
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Marathon runners in Seattle are taking every initiative to prepare for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. In addition to their extensive training and healthy eating regimes racers might want to consider something that could have an even bigger impact - their footwear. More

More doctors urged to screen for obesity
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Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI? Body mass index signals if you're overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure. But apparently not enough doctors check: A government panel has renewed a call for every adult to be screened for obesity during checkups, suggesting more physicians should be routinely calculating their patients' BMIs. More



Rehabilitative footwear: Importance of comfort
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A growing body of research suggests that footwear comfort can improve movement performance and, in particular, neuromus­cular control of balance. These findings could have significant implications for rehabilitation of older adults and patients with lower extremity disorders. 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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