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Experience Total Immersion in the latest clinical and business skills needed for a successful office-based practice at ACFAOM 2011
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Designed for the office-based DPM, the 2011 ACFAOM Clinical Conference will be held Oct. 27-30, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Disney World. With 21 CPME approved CE credits, you will learn everything you need to be a great clinician and a successful office-based practice owner. Program highlights include: 

 • Innovations in Medical Management: From Horses to Zebras (Drs. Jeffrey Robbins, Jonathan Labovitz, Marshall Solomon & Kathleen Satterfield) – 3.5 hrs of clinical case-based learning in small groups 

 • Advanced Biomechanics for the 21st Century Podiatrist (Drs. Kevin Kirby, Simon Spooner (U.K.) & Bruce Williams) – 3 hrs of 20 min clinical lectures plus 3 hrs 'hands-on' workshop 

Practical Applications of Current Science in Wound Care (Drs. Jason Hanft, Robert Snyder & James Stavosky) – 3.5 hrs of 20 min clinical lectures plus 3 hrs 'hands-on' workshop

Podiatric Dermatology: What Are We Missing? (Drs. Bradley Bakotic & Allen Jacobs) - 4 hrs of didactic learning and clinical demonstrations 

Plus sessions on billing & coding, ultrasound, EHRs, HIPAA compliance, research papers, an exhibition and networking. All attendees will receive a FREE copy of the just published 40-page Prescription Custom Foot Orthoses Practice Guidelines. Click here to view the program, register online, and make hotel reservations!
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FREE webinar on cardiovascular disease - Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. ET - 1 CME
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Supported by an educational grant from BioMedix™, ACFAOM is presenting a 1 CME-credit Webinar titled Cardiovascular Disease and Your Patient - What is Impacting the Care of Your Patient on Sept. 13 (8-9 p.m. ET) FREE to all DPMs. Faculty will be John Guiliana, DPM, and Thomas Levin, MD. At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants will be able to articulate the connection between cardiovascular diseases, and the patient care principles to identify and care for this growing population in the United States. This educational program has been designed for podiatrists in general practice and is sponsored by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, which is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. To register for this free webinar click here. More




Keys to effective wound dressing selection
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Chronic skin ulcerations affect millions of people in the United States with an attributable annual cost of at least $3.6 billion. In addition to the tremendous financial burden, the prolonged and sometimes interrupted healing process associated with chronic wounds can affect the patient's quality of life due to impaired mobility and substantial loss of productivity. More

Study: Half of US adults will be obese by 2030
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If the U.S. government doesn't make a change in the food environment, then half of all American adults will be obese by 2030, The Washington Post reported. A study, which appears in the Lancet, says the U.S. government needs to make healthy foods less expensive, as well as market them more – or else the global obesity crisis will continue to place burdens on the health care system. More



Meet Dr. Mendicino - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Samuel Mendicino, DPM, 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. Mendicino is Director of Podiatry Residency Training and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the West Houston Medical Center, Texas, and a member of the Board of Directors of ABPS. He is member of the ACFAS Annual Scientific Program Committee and a member of the NBPME Clinical Skills Examination. Dr. Mendicino received the 2007 ACFAS Distinguished Service Award and the 2005 Merit Award of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. 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

Keeping in step: Foot problems common in service industry
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Consider the human foot. Its 26 bones, 20 muscles and more than 150 ligaments make it one of the most complex anatomical structures of the body. A pair of them takes an average of 10,000 steps a day, absorbing the cumulative force of hundreds of tons. And nowhere are feet more important than in a town with a large service industry like Las Vegas. More

Experts: Toe deformities should be treated early
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Hammer toes, curly toes, crossover toes and bunions are not only painful, they can be a red flag for other health problems, a new report warns. According to a review published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, deformities of the lesser toes, which includes all the toes except for the big toe, should be treated as early as possible by an orthopaedic surgeon to avoid other complications. More



Gait analysis influences care of children with CP
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Instrumented gait analysis can help characterize abnormal gait patterns in patients with cerebral palsy, which improves clinical decision making. Early interventions based on gait analysis can help minimize the long-term adverse effects of poor biomechanics. More

Custom orthotics can put injured athletes back in fighting form
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Football season is almost upon us, and San Diego Chargers fans are already swept up in a flurry of preseason excitement. Until recently, however, Antonio Gates' relegation to the Physically Unable to Perform list admittedly had some of those fans a little nervous (according to the Union Tribune, the Chargers wanted to be cautious with Gates following his struggles with plantar fasciitis last year). More

5 ways to avoid bunion surgery
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VideoBriefWhether you are a fashion victim or a fashionista, most women know that fashion comes at a price. However, it can hurt a lot more than just your wallet. Unfortunately, wearing all those really pretty platform stilettos can result in an embarrassing and painful condition - bunions. However, there are some simple solutions to avoid having to undergo surgery. More



Soft tissue thickness under the metatarsal heads is reduced in older people with toe deformities
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether thickness of the plantar soft tissue under the metatarsal heads differed between older individuals with and without toe deformities. Non-weightbearing total ST and fat pad (FP) thickness at the heel, 1st metatarsal head (1MTH) and 5th metatarsal head (5MTH) were measured using ultrasound in 312 men and women aged over 60 years. More
 
 
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