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Can digital implants be effective in patients with diabetes?
Podiatry Today
Hammertoe deformity can be a factor in producing recurring ulcers in patients with diabetic neuropathy. Using helpful case studies and surveying the research, this author says digital implant fusion may help prevent these ulcers in patients with diabetes.
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NEWS FROM ACFAOM


Meet Drs. James McGuire and Jack Morgan - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Drs. James McGuire and Jack Morgan 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. Drs. James McGuire and Jack Morgan will answer your questions and help us all excel in the future healthcare market place. We will review research, new products, and great strategies on how to make 2014-15 your best year in practice ever. 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


5 doctor specialties facing shortages
HCPLive
It’s no secret that doctors will be in high demand in the coming years. Baby boomers are retiring and expected to consume more healthcare as they age. The country’s working-age population, meanwhile, isn’t growing fast enough to keep up. The projected healthcare labor shortage is highlighted in a new report by The Conference Board, titled “From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers.”
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Debating corticosteroid injections for heel pain
Lower Extremity Review
Some practitioners find plantar fasciitis patients respond to corticosteroid injection when other treatments have failed, but concerns about complications make others cautious. With evidence-based guidelines in short supply, the decision often comes down to clinical experience.
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Telehealth strategies for improving your healthcare business
By Karen R. Thomas
Telehealth is on its way to becoming a mainstream part of the healthcare industry. Telehealth statistics show that industries across the healthcare continuum — including home care, hospitals, accountable care organizations, behavioral health and more — are benefiting from using telehealth technology to support their clients, patients and employees. The big question for many companies, however, is whether telehealth is right for their organization. The following are some strategies to use when assessing how telehealth can improve a healthcare business.
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'Magic foot' helps kids with nerve problems walk
KING-TV
Walking is something most of us take for granted, but for those with a condition called "foot drop" it can be a slow and frustrating challenge. For one little boy that's about to change, thanks to a gadget that will put some power in his step. Eight-year-old Connor Chaney just got a shock and surprise.
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What doctors can tell about your health just by looking at your feet
Business Insider
The feet do a lot more than simply carry us from place to place. They can also provide important clues about our health, from showing us if we're dehydrated to pointing to bigger problems, like impaired circulation or lung disease. Changes in how your feet look or feel can be the first sign of serious issues that, if caught early, could save your life. Because they're so far from our hearts, the feet are the last body parts to receive a fresh supply of blood and the first to show symptoms of circulation-related distress.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Unexpected clue to peripheral neuropathies identified (Medical News Today)
Pearls on treating plantar fasciitis in athletes (Podiatry Today)
Achilles oddity: Heeled shoes may boost load during gait (Lower Extremity Review)
Stilettos that are actually comfortable? Orthopedic surgeon and architect duo invents heels with built in 'wings' that hug arches (Daily Mail)
Achilles tendinopathy can be improved with gastrocnemius recession (Orthopedics Today)

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Surgical treatment of geriatric ankle fractures may offer lower mortality rates
Orthopedics Today
Geriatric patients who had operative intervention for ankle fractures showed ad lower mortality and fewer comorbidities compared to patients who underwent nonoperative treatment, according to a presenter at the International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies Triennial Meeting.
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Female physicians more persuasive, study suggests
FiercePracticeManagement
Patients are more likely to agree on the appropriateness of their physicians' advice on nutrition, exercise or weight loss if their doctors are female, according to a study published in Family Practice. The study of 585 patients and 27 general-practice doctors in three regions in France found that men with male doctors were nearly four times more likely than men with female doctors to disagree with them about nutrition; men with male doctors were twice as likely to disagree about exercise; and female patients agreed with male doctors about weight-loss advice only 85.5 percent of the time, compared to 93 percent of the time with female doctors.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


Make full use of your medical practice staff
Physician's Practice
When staff members are overloaded, look for simple ways to maximize their productivity. You don't always need to add staff. Medical practices can be very busy places. As long as patients are well served, staff is not overwhelmed, and nothing slips through the cracks, busy is good. When a practice seems to be too busy, the first reaction is to ask for more staff, which is intuitive but misguided. Adding staff generally makes things worse unless three questions have been asked and effectively addressed.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Inflammatory and bone turnover markers in a cross-sectional and prospective study of acute Charcot osteoarthropathy
Diabetic Medicine
This study aimed to assess markers of inflammation and bone turnover at presentation and at resolution of Charcot osteoarthropathy. They measured serum inflammatory and bone turnover markers in a cross-sectional study of 35 people with Charcot osteoarthropathy, together with 34 people with diabetes and 12 people without diabetes. In addition, a prospective study of the subjects with Charcot osteoarthropathy was conducted until clinical resolution.
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