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Most physicians e-prescribe now
DOTmed
Most physicians are ditching manually written prescriptions and embracing e-prescribing, according to a recent Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology report. The researchers used data from Surescripts — an e-prescription network that is used by most community pharmacies in the U.S. — and found that the number of physicians e-prescribing with an electronic health record grew from 7 percent in December 2008 to 70 percent in April 2014.
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Meet Dr. Stephen Albert - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Stephen Albert, DPM, FACFAOM, the current president of ACFAOM, 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. Albert is employed by the Denver Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center where he has been practicing for over 35 years as Chief of the Podiatric Section and where he also serves as Director of Podiatric Medical Education for podiatric residents and fellows. 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


Fine-tune your practice with smart marketing
FiercePracticeManagement
Your office schedule is jam-packed, with new patients waiting weeks or months for an appointment. If you don't necessarily need to generate more business, should you invest in marketing your practice? Yes, Keith Borglum, a practice management consultant, appraiser and broker, writes in Medical Economics.
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You're probably wearing the wrong shoe size
Elle
Has it been a few years since you've stepped on one of those metal foot measurers at the shoe store? Well, we're here to deliver some toe soul-crushing news: You might be wearing the wrong size — and it’s likely too small. According to experts, your feet can change size ever so slightly throughout your life, which could explain why you can no longer force your way into those perfect Manolos you snagged at a sample sale 10 years ago.
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EHRs top the list of concerns for doctors
DOTmed
Electronic health record (EHR) adoption and implementation issues are physicians' main information technology concern right now, according to Physicians Practice's 2014 Technology Survey. Out of the 1,442 respondents, about 17 percent ranked it as number one. "There are so many factors that go into finding the 'right' EHR," Keith Martin, group editorial director at Physicians Practice, wrote in an email to DOTmed News.
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Can combined electrochemical treatment have an impact for diabetic peripheral neuropathy?
Podiatry Today
In the United States and most developed countries, medical care focuses more on the treatment of acute disease than chronic diseases, even though chronic disease processes consume a large proportion of healthcare resources. Currently, we treat peripheral neuropathy, caused by diabetes and other processes, by controlling its symptoms and not healing damaged nerves. A new technique utilizing the principles of quantum mechanics allows damaged nerves and tissues to heal without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical agents.
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Are flip-flops really bad for you?
The Inquirer
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP writes, "Summer is the time of year that I become horribly unpopular amongst my athletes. One of the things that many people use to identify summer with, flip flops, are back in season — and as quickly as they make their appearance, I tell my patients to put them back in the closet. Flip flops can be a big culprit of leg pain, hip pain, shin splints, back pain and so much more. So, yes, flip-flops are bad for you."
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Ankle replacements may relieve pain for arthritis patients
WNDU-TV
More than 50-million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. Between 6-percent and 13-percent of them have ankle arthritis, and these patients feel pain with every single step they take. Now, ankle replacements are giving patients a new lease on life. Diane and Joey both know the pain of ankle arthritis.
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Managing foot and ankle injuries in baseball players
Lower Extremity Review
Baseball players at all skill levels routinely suffer from foot and ankle injuries, with position players being afflicted more often than pitchers or catchers. Making the correct initial diagnosis without delay can lead to more rapid and effective treatment, rehabilitation, and return to play.
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The 5 most troublesome running injuries
Competitor.com
As mindful runners, we can take all the proper precautions to make sure that we'll never have to worry about hurting ourselves, but the reality is that no one is immune to injury. Let's take a quick look at the five most common running injuries, how they manifest themselves and the best ways to treat them.
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Using EMR databases to conduct clinical research
By Maria Frisch
Electronic medical records contain enormous amounts of information that could be used in clinical research and quality improvement. However, ethical concerns — such as patient consent and minimization of reidentification — abound. For those accessing records tied to clinics, hospitals, insurance companies and similar organizations, multiple databases are typically accessed to pull records. Utilization of this data often involves approval from an institutional review board and documentation of HIPAA compliance.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


The efficacy and safety of efinaconazole 10 percent solution for treatment of mild to moderate onychomycosis: A pooled analysis of 2 phase 3 randomized trials
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail apparatus that can be challenging to treat due to the modest efficacy of existing antifungal therapies and a high rate of relapse and recurrence. This study aims to investigate the efficacy and safety of efinaconazole 10 percent solution in pooled Phase III clinical trial participants with mild to moderate onychomycosis.
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