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March 3, 2011
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The National 2011 — Dr. Heit registered and won; you can too
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Eric Heit, D.P.M., of Seattle, is the second winner of a $100 Amazon gift card. You could be next, but only if you are among the first 100 APMA members to register for The National by Friday, March 4 (tomorrow). Dr. Heit didn't just win, he also saved $300 by taking advantage of early-bird registration (available through March 31; APMA members only). More

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2011 State Advocacy Forum
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Registration deadline for the State Advocacy Forum has been extended to March 11, 2011. Agenda and registration forms for the 2011 forum are available at www.apma.org/stateadvocacyforum. More

Build a better practice with tools from The National
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The 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) in Boston will offer an innovative new symposium designed to address the practice needs of podiatrists at all career levels. On Saturday, July 30, Essential Practice Tools: Building Blocks for Today's Podiatrist will include three individual lecture tracks to address the needs of practitioners at all stages in their career. More

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Enter APMA's 'Boston Banter' video contest and win!
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Have you registered for APMA's Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston yet? Take part in APMA's "Boston Banter" video contest and win wicked cool prizes to enjoy during your stay, including one free hotel night stay in Boston! More

Student membership informational webinars
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The APMA Board of Trustees is conducting three one-hour webinars to address students' questions and concerns regarding the board's proposed bylaws and procedures revisions that will be proposed at the 2011 APMA House of Delegates, which would result in establishing a student membership category. The first webinar occurred yesterday and two more will be conducted on March 3 and 5. More

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Health care reform 1 year later: 5 thoughts from health care leaders
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On March 21, 2010, the House of Representatives passed President Barack Obama's sweeping health care reform bill, signaling the beginning of a watermark decade for the health care industry. In the wake of the bill's passage, hospitals and health systems are struggling to adapt to a variety of changes: Planned Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cuts, additional requirements and regulations, the beginnings of ACO development and a move from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance for providers nationwide. To mark the anniversary of the passage of reform, four health care leaders discuss the state of the health care industry one year later. More

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Malpractice bill moves quickly
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A bill that would make it more difficult to sue emergency-room doctors if they make mistakes and would limit the amount of money that could be collected in medical malpractice lawsuits is moving quickly through the North Carolina General Assembly. More

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Study: Diabetes out of control in many countries
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People with diabetes in the United States and several other countries do not get effective treatment to control their disease, U.S. researchers said recently, and health insurance, not personal wealth, plays a big role in determining which diabetics get good care. More

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Bunion deformity more common in women
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A U.K. population-based study has found that bunion deformity, or hallux valgus, occurs more frequently in women and older individuals. It also determined that an increase in the severity of the condition progressively reduces both general and foot-specific health related quality of life. More

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