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More doctors leave practices for hospital
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The days of doctors owning their practices soon may be as rare as house calls and low-cost care. More independent doctors across the U.S. now work for hospitals. The trend is happening in Cheyenne too, as more doctors are joining the staff of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center through its Cheyenne Regional Physicians Group. Doctors say joining a hospital's staff enables them to focus on medicine without worrying about the business headaches. More

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Meet Jeffrey Neizgoda, MD - today at 9 p.m.
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Dr. Jeffrey Neizgoda 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. Neizgoda is the Medical Director of The Center for Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Aurora Health Care, and St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, and founder of WebCME. 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




A closer look at the efficacy of bioengineered alternative tissues for DFUs
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In recent years, the rise of bioengineered alternative tissues has opened a new avenue toward the management of diabetic foot ulcers. These authors examine the evidence on the efficacy of these advanced wound care products. More



Lost in transition: Minimalist shoes don't always alter gait
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Barefoot-simulating and minimalist shoes are capturing the imagination of runners who hope to avoid injury and increase performance by adopting a forefoot or midfoot strike pattern, but recent research suggests runners don't necessarily convert their gait simply by switching shoes. More

Growth plate injuries
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Soccer players, as well as those involved in all running sports, often complain of heel pain. This problem is caused by a condition known as apophysitis of the calcaneus (heel bone) or "Sever's Disease." More


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Liability premium relief good for doctors, unsettling for insurers
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Small but persistent declines in medical liability insurance premiums have many insurers concerned about the future of their industry. Yet doctors are benefiting from lower rates and rising competition among insurers vying for their business. Nearly 60 percent of premiums nationwide held steady in 2012, and about 26 percent decreased, according to the Medical Liability Monitor Annual Rate Survey. Only 15 percent of premiums increased. More

Health costs: How the US compares with other countries
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How much is good health care worth to you? $8,233 per year? That's how much the U.S. spends per person. Worth it? That figure is more than two-and-a-half times more than most developed nations in the world, including relatively rich European countries like France, Sweden and the United Kingdom. On a more global scale, it means U.S. healthcare costs now eat up 17.6 percent of GDP. More


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Cutting down on wait times without sacrificing quality
Podiatry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Medicine is a volume business. In order to have a financially thriving practice, clinicians need to see more patients. More patients equal more revenue. This is a dirty little truth that anyone in medicine knows but is very reluctant to talk about because it is not politically correct. More

Child obesity risks may be greater than thought
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Children who are obese may have an even higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other weight-related diseases later in life than has been thought. Findings from a new review of studies suggest that these studies may have underestimated the effect of obesity during childhood and adolescence on later health. More



Long-term prognosis of diabetic foot patients and their limbs
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There is a dearth of long-term data regarding patient- and limb survival in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The purpose of our study was therefore to prospectively investigate the limb and person survival of DFU patients during a follow-up period of more than 10 years. More
 


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