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Are British feet getting bigger?
The Guardian
If the average British woman wears a clothing size 16, her feet will be wearing a size six – an increase by two sizes since the 70s, according to a study by the College of Podiatry last month. Of course, she may well have squeezed them into a dinkier five. In the same study, more than a third of men, and half of women, admitted to wearing shoes that weren’t the right fit. Wearing a smaller shoe – like a smaller dress size – is the latest body image issue to hit since vanity sizing.
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NEWS FROM ACFAOM


Meet Drs. Robert Snyder and Jeff Niezgoda - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Robert Snyder, DPM, and Jeff Niezgoda, MD, will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. They will be discussing the state of the art science of Wound Care. Dr. Synder is board certified by ABPS and a Fellow of ACFAS. He is also president and a diplomate of the American Academy of Wound Management. Dr. Niezgoda is the Medical Director of The Center for Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Aurora Health Care, and St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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


Some patients opt for toe lengthening surgery
KLAS-TV
It’s a condition that affects up to one in every 2000 people, but few have ever heard of it. Brachymetatarsia happens when there is a growth disturbance in a bone in the foot. The result is a short, sometimes disfigured, toe and now one doctor is solving the problem by lengthening bones. Today, she's getting a pedicure, but for most of her life Jessica Williamson hid her feet from everyone she met.
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Maybe there's not a doctor shortage, after all
VOX
For years, medical schools have been sounding the alarm that the United States is facing a doctor shortage — that we don't have enough providers for the population we have now, and we certainly won't have enough once Obamacare is in full force. But according to a new report by the Institute of Medicine, a nonprofit that is hugely influential in the health care world, those fears may be overblown. Their analysis finds "no credible evidence" that a doctor shortage actually exists.
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Rheumatoid arthritis risk increased more in younger obese women
dailyRX
Being obese or overweight can increase the risk of a host of health problems — diabetes, heart disease and stroke, for instance. Packing too many pounds may also raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. A recent study found that women who were overweight or obese faced an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic condition marked by joint inflammation and pain.
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Hoka One One: Marketing hype or (another) running shoe revolution?
Podiatry Today
When evaluating new running shoe styles, the old adages “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is” or “buyer beware” are good rules of thumb. Having said that and considering the class action lawsuits settled by Skechers for Shape-Ups and Vibram for FiveFingers, it is more important than ever for podiatrists to be aware of new footwear trends.
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Does telemedicine help or hurt the doc-patient relationship?
FiercePracticeManagement
As the role of telemedicine expands, not all doctors believe that the movement is good for their relationships with patients. But doctors can meet a lot of healthcare needs without an in-person visit–as long as a physician has the patient's medical history, Joseph Scherger, vice president for primary care and academic affairs at Eisenhower Medical Center in California, told Medscape.
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An ill windlass: Neuropathy is associated with impairment
Lower Extremity Review
Windlass mechanism impairment is evident in patients with diabetic neuropathy and could contribute to increased plantar pressures and ulceration risk, according to research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Novel eye monitor can spot early signs of diabetic neuropathy
Diabetes.co.uk
Cases of diabetes-related neuropathy could soon be detected at an early stage, when it can be treated more easily and effectively, using new state-of-the-art optical technology. Researchers from the National Taiwan University Hospital and National Chiao-Tung University say they have developed a wearable device that can test for autonomic neuropathy (nerve damage) in patients with diabetes.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


Legal pitfalls of electronic patient communication
Physician's Practice
From texting to Facebook messages, communicating with patients electronically has always raised legal questions. Here are the answers to keep your practice safe. Patients prefer it. Medicare's meaningful use program requires it. And within a few years, health information technology analysts predict that electronic communication will be par for the course in delivering patient care. Indeed, mobile devices and Web-based technology have provided new platforms to market your practice, transmit medical records, consult with other physicians, and maintain closer contact with patients, which are linked to better outcomes. But it also opens the door to privacy and security risks.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Effects of custom-made rigid foot orthosis on pes planus in children over 6 years old
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
This study aimed to identify the effects of a custom-made rigid foot orthosis (RFO) in children over six years old with pes planus. The medical records of 39 children (mean age, 10.3±4.09 years) diagnosed with pes planus, fitted with RFOs, and had who more than two consecutive radiological studies were reviewed.
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