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Mark your calendars for ACFAOM's 2014 Annual Clinical Conference in Old Town Alexandria, Va., June 5-8, 2014
ACFAOM
ACFAOM is excited to announce the details for ACFAOM's 2014 Annual Clinical Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria in historic Alexandria, VA, just minutes away from Washington DC. ACFAOM members will be able to attend the conference and earn 24 CECHs for FREE, plus receive a 10 percent savings on your PICA Premium.

Focusing on the clinical conditions faced in the typical podiatric office, ACFAOM 2014 will be based on clinical cases and presented in an interactive and practical manner, with demonstrations and hands-on learning. The program will feature five 4-hour sessions: Biomechanics, Wound Care, Medicine/Dermatology, Imaging, and the Business of Podiatric Medicine. There will also be an optional 4-hour Billing & Coding Workshop on Sunday Morning. Bring the family for a learning experience for everyone; you on how to be a more astute and capable clinician; your family learning about our Nation's history.

More information will be available during the coming weeks and will be posted at ACFAOM.org. Mark your calendars today!
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Meet Brad Wenstrup, DPM - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Dr. Brad Wenstrup 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. Wenstrup is a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving Ohio's 2nd District. He currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee and Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and prior to being elected to office in 2012 he worked in his Cincinnati private practice for 26 years.  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


Less and less limb loss: But uphill battle still awaits, experts say
Lower Extremity Review
Lower extremity amputation (LEA) rates in the US continue to fall, according to an analysis published in July that confirms earlier research demonstrating a steady decline beginning in the 1990s.
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Emerging insights on negative pressure wound therapy
Podiatry Today
Negative pressure wound therapy has become an indispensable tool for wound care for many physicians. These authors examine the research on NPWT, evaluate the newest devices on the market and provide guidance for getting reimbursement.
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Americans underestimate resident doctors' work hours, poll says
The Boston Globe
Most Americans believe residents - doctors in training who work at teaching hospitals - put in far fewer hours than they actually do, a new survey has found. And people also told the pollsters they would want to know if the doctor treating them has been on the job for 24 hours so they could ask for a different caregiver.
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5 good things the Affordable Care Act imposed on healthcare
By Mike Wokasch
The U.S. healthcare market is well entrenched with operational complexity, an inefficient cost structure and serious quality issues. The diversity of treatment, along with huge, inexplicable variability in costs and how care is paid for make the Affordable Care Act even more challenging to implement. Whether or not you are a fan of "Obamacare," this government-driven initiative has already facilitated five major changes to healthcare.
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UK becomes first country to allow physiotherapists and podiatrists to prescribe
PULSE
Physiotherapists and podiatrists will be able to prescribe medication for pain relief, diabetic foot ulcers and arthritic disorders independently from GPs under new legislation taking effect Aug. 20. Advanced physiotherapy and podiatry practitioners who have completed a training course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council will be able to prescribe medicines relevant to their role.
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Plantar fasciitis knocking top athletes off their feet
USA Today
For most of this baseball season, playing a game seemed like the furthest thing from Albert Pujols' mind when he woke up in the morning. The most pressing issue was how to stand on his feet and get to the bathroom. "You almost want to pee in your bed rather than go to the bathroom," Pujols tells USA TODAY Sports. "It's really painful in the morning."
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Pediatric ankle rule significantly lowers use of radiographs, study finds (Orthopedics Today)
3-D scan shows how stilettos cause unsightly clawed toes, knobbly bunions and even arthritis (Daily Mail)
Obamacare tougher to launch than Medicare (Politico)

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New surgery takes the killer pain out of killer heels
Herald Sun
Fashion-conscious women would rather put up with the killer pain of killer high heels than sacrifice their stilettos, says a doctor using a new technique to get women with bunions back on their pumps. Foot and ankle surgeon Dr. James Clayton is using keyhole surgery to take the agony out of fashion footwear for women with the condition where a tender prominence appears at the base of the big toe as it pushes towards the smaller toes.
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Amputation, reulceration rates fall after two years of orthotic therapy
Lower Extremity Review
Orthotic therapy in patients with diabetes and a history of foot ulcers was associated with dramatic decreases in reulceration and amputation rates, according to data from Spanish researchers at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Effect of rocker shoe design features on forefoot plantar pressures in people with and without diabetes
Clinical Biomechanics
There is no consensus on the precise rocker shoe outsole design that will optimally reduce plantar pressure in people with diabetes. This study aimed to understand how peak plantar pressure is influenced by systematically varying three design features which characterize a curved rocker shoe: apex angle, apex position and rocker angle.
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