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Guaranteed ACFAOM 2010 special hotel room rate deadline is tomorrow!
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The deadline for the guaranteed hotel room rate of only $99 for ACFAOM 2010 is tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 4). If you have not yet made a decision to attend the College's 2010 Annual Clinical Conference, Aug. 26-29, at Disney World, do so NOW. This is the one meeting you cannot afford to miss if you want to enhance your clinical skills and grow your practice. It features a cutting-edge clinically relevant and comprehensive educational program, with 8-hour tracks on orthotic therapy, chronic wound management, and basic surgical skills, with 20 min lectures and afternoon "hands-on" workshops. Also on the program, special 4-hour focus sessions on diagnostic ultrasound, punch biopsy and plastic surgery techniques, electronic medical records and HIPAA compliance. Plus billing & coding workshops, an exhibition, and social sessions (including Mickey Mouse!) Earn 25 CMEs with top faculty. For the latest details about the conference click here. REGISTER TODAY. Questions? Call 1-800-265-8263. More



Bunions due to having the wrong parents, says Panama City, Fla., foot doctor
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Patients ask me all the time "Doc is the reason I got bunions because I wore the wrong shoes". The answer is not really. Wearing the wrong shoes can make your feet get a lot worst but it is not the real cause of getting bunions and most other foot problems. The real reason is picking the wrong parents. You see, most foot problems are inherited. More

Are you sweet to your feet?
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One of the most common health problems for seniors is their feet, experts say. "The foot is always changing like the rest of the body," said Dr. Bryan Hersh, a podiatrist at the Chicago-based Center for Podiatric Medicine. "So as you age, you should always be measured for your shoe size. Just because you've had the same size for 20 years doesn't mean you'll always be that size." More

Emerging concepts in orthoses for patients with diabetes
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Our expert panelists discuss whether reducing shear in patients with diabetes is comparable to reducing plantar pressure, when to change insoles and the optimum insole depth, and the future of computer-aided design for orthoses. More

Diabetes patients need more prevention services
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It has been found that there is a distinct lack of appropriate prevention programes for foot ulcers and amputations for patients that are suffering from type 2 diabetes, and it has been recommended that improved prevention services could significantly improve the high rate of amputation for diabetes patients. More

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Addressing low back pain from the ground up
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Almost every triathlete has experienced back pain at one time or another. Whether it is a chronic ache in the neck following a long ride, tightness between the shoulder blades with swimming or sharp pain in the low back during a run, pain inhibits our training, limits our performance and frustrates us -- and probably any family member or friend who is within close range. More

Quantifying functional effects of AFO alignment
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For decades, clinicians have speculated about the importance of alignment to the effectiveness of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs). Rigorous approaches to measuring alignment and implementing protocols to optimize it have become generally available only relatively recently, however, and specialists continue to disagree about optimal methodology. More

Podiatrists say flip flops fall flat when it comes to foot health
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There's no bigger fashion statement for seashore chicks than a cute pair of flip-flops -- preferably one to match every outfit -- but local podiatrists warn that if over-utilized, the inexpensive, thin soled footwear could be hazardous to your health. While the rubbery sandals might be as versatile as they are comfortable and an essential part of a well-coordinated summer wardrobe -- especially for piggies cooped up through a long, cold winter - the summer staple can cause big problems for both men and women. More



State of mind and healing linked in diabetes foot ulcer study
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Scientists have found that healing of diabetes related foot ulcers differs depending on psychological state of mind. Researchers found a link between how patients with diabetes cope with potentially life threatening foot ulcers. The results of the study showed that anger, frustration and depression over potentially life threatening wounds associated with microvascular diabetes complications slows the rate of healing. More

Women with big or gross feet turn to 'Cinderella procedure,' other surgery to squeeze into stilettos
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Squeezing into stilettos just got a little simpler for anyone whose tootsies don't quite measure up. Cosmetic foot surgery such as a trademarked "Cinderella procedure" is becoming trendy, according to the Daily Mail. And women who want to totter on the highest possible heels a la Carrie Bradshaw are finding out that if the shoe doesn't fit, they can wear it anyway. More



Shoes too tight? Get a smaller size foot!
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Women are turning to cosmetic surgery on their tootsies in the U.S. just so that they can cram their feet into the latest designer heels. The trend, inspired by Sarah Jessica Parker tottering across television screens as Manolo Blahnik-loving Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, has led to more and more ladies in Los Angeles having foot surgery - often purely for appearance's sake. More
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