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Mark your 2014 calendar for ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference in Old Town Alexandria, Va., June 5-8, 2014
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ACFAOM’s 2014 Annual Clinical Conference 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 PICA Premiums.

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 as appropriate. 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 on 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 David Yeager, DPM - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Dr. David Yeager 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. Yeager is the current chair of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and serves on the APMA Vision 2015 Committee. He is the residency director for the newly recognized KSB Hospital Residency Program and was a faculty member at ACFAOM’s 2013 Clinical Conference. 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


Sleep deprivation and increasing age linked to diabetes
Medical News Today
Aging mice who are deprived of sleep displayed cellular stress in the pancreas. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania claim that this disrupts glucose homeostasis and is associated with type 2 diabetes. Lack of sleep has long been associated with adverse effects on human physiology. Previous studies have linked insomnia with a higher risk of death, increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other chronic illnesses.
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Building a practice focused on podiatric sports medicine
Podiatry Today
Tim Dutra, DPM, MS, MS-HCA writes, "Many of us who went into the podiatric profession did so because of our passion for sports. I was always interested in a career that combined sports and medicine, and podiatry was the perfect profession in which to do it. I have always been involved in sports and have had experience being an athlete, athletic trainer, youth sports coach, high school coach and team podiatrist. I think the more athletic experience you can bring to your practice, the better you can deal with athletes as patients."
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Doctors: How to get a handle on your finances in 2014
By Karen Childress
Have you resolved, year after year, to take control of your financial life? Working in the healthcare field keeps physicians busy year-round and leaves little time to assess your money affairs. If 2014 is the year you'd like to actually follow through with that resolution, set aside some time to answer the following questions to jump-start the process. If you have a spouse or partner, work through the questions together.
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Prepare for landing: Bladed cleats may put fifth met at risk
Lower Extremity Review
Bladed soccer cleats were associated with increased forefoot loading during a jump-landing task, which may lead to a higher risk of fifth metatarsal stress fractures, according to a study published in the September-October issue of the Journal of Athletic Training.
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Revision arthroplasty could provide alternative to arthrodesis
Orthopedics Today
When treating patients with a failed Agility total ankle implant, revision arthroplasty may be considered as an alternative to arthrodesis, even though there were obvious functional limitations, according to study results published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
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Leg mechanics, training conditions may predict Achilles pain in runners
Lower Extremity Review
Investigators at the University of Tuebingen in Germany have identified alterations in lower leg mechanics and higher impacts caused by "fast" training conditions (e.g., interval training sessions, competitions) as potential risk factors for Achilles tendon pain in runners. The German research­ers recruited runners aged 18 to 55 years with no running injuries in the last six months and performed clinical exams, isometric strength measurements, and 3-D kinematic analysis. Participants were asked to keep a training diary weekly for one year and investigators repeated testing if a runner sustained a running- related overuse injury.
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Study: Softer strides mean less injuries
Competitor
Some runners hit the ground hard with their feet. Others land very softly. Even when two major factors affecting impact forces — body weight and running speed — are held constant, there is a large degree of individual variation with respect to this variable. Certain subtleties in biomechanics appear to be at fault for causing a hard landing in some runners.
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The relationship between diabetes and exercise
Fairfield Citizen
Diabetic foot complications are becoming the leading cause of non-traumatic, lower limb amputation in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. New research states that preventative care by podiatrists can reduce the risk of diabetic amputation by nearly 29 percent. Feet often mirror a person's general health. Early changes can be indicators of vascular and nerve disease. Circulatory disorders often signal diabetes. In all actual fact, diabetes is a small vessel disease. Because the feet are so far from the heart and nerve systems, they are more susceptible to problems. The blood flow has to course through the smaller branches to get to the feet.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Developing an evidence-based clinical pathway for the assessment, diagnosis and management of acute Charcot Neuro-Arthropathy: A systematic review
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Charcot Neuro-Arthropathy (CN) is one of the more devastating complications of diabetes. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, it appears that no clinical tools based on a systematic review of existing literature have been developed to manage acute CN. Thus, the aim of this paper was to systematically review existing literature and develop an evidence-based clinical pathway for the assessment, diagnosis and management of acute CN in patients with diabetes.
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