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April 25, 2011

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Help APMA help you by taking this brief survey
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The 2011 Practice Survey is online. Please take five minutes of your time to provide valuable practice information that APMA will use to better support your specific needs. It is very important that we get the maximum number of completed surveys returned, so that we have the most up to datecurrent and accurate information on the practice of podiatry by APMA members. This information is extremely valuable in student recruitment efforts, dealing with private insurance companies and federal government agencies, and for APMA's future planning of the APMA. We want to make informed decisions, but we need your help! More

The National and Boston: So much to see and do
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The 2011 APMA Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) takes place in Boston, a city that sizzles with history and excitement. It's also a top vacation destination. Your family and guests will have plenty to do while you attend educational sessions. Join them at the end of the meeting day and explore all that Boston has to offer. More

APMA committee nominations requested
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Looking for a way to be more involved with APMA? Submit your name for consideration to serve on an APMA committee. More

Make Some Feet Happy Today

3-Point Products continues to improve and expand its line of lower extremity splints … all designed with soft, foam-lined materials for comfort and non-slip function. The 3pp™ Bunion-Aider™ is redesigned for easier application and greater correction of Hallux Valgus. 3pp™ Toe Loops™ now have longer loops for easier application. Read MORE about the NEW 3pp™ Arch Lift™…


 Mainstream News

Many diabetes patients wear the wrong shoes
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Many patients with diabetes fall short on foot care and footwear, according to a new study. Failure to perform recommended foot care and wearing inappropriate footwear can set diabetes patients up for foot ulcers. Ulcers are painful and potentially serious. They can sometimes lead to amputation. More

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Can footwear help osteoarthritis symptoms?
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Believe it or not, some of your osteoarthritis back pain could be due to poorly fitting shoes. Getting the right fit and support may ease knee symptoms and even provide some pain relief for your back. "If there are joints that don't work in your foot — which is your platform to stand on — then your knee is out of alignment," explains Dennis Frisch, DPM, a podiatrist in private practice in Boca Raton, Fla. More


Malpractice suits face new barriers
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Savatri Cole had surgery for a broken ankle and ended up losing her foot because of a bone infection. She and her husband, Jeffrey Cole, believe she got the infection in Southern Hills Medical Center. The surgeon and the hospital contend that the infection occurred because she ripped open surgical wounds by walking on the foot too soon. More

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 What Your Patients Are Reading

Sample Professional Patient Information Pamphlets for Free --14 Topics

Free samples available of the Goldfarb Foundation’s popular Patient Information Pamphlets; topics include Diabetes (in Spanish also), Bunions, Digital Deformities, and Heel Pain. Keep Your Patients Informed! Call 1-800-841-3668 x10.


Breakthrough laser therapy relieves chronic heel pain
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Heel pain is one of the most common conditions people seek relief from when visiting a podiatric specialist. In fact, three out of four adults will experience some level of heel pain over the course of their life, estimates Howard Stone, DPM, a NorthShore University HealthSystem-affiliated, board certified podiatric surgeon. More

Zostrix Foot Pain Offers FREE Full Size Product

Zostrix Foot Pain Relieving Cream is offering a FREE full size package so you can see just how well this product works. Zostrix delivers Maximum Strength purified capsaicin directly to the site of pain. Use for foot pain such as muscle aches, arthritis, sprains, fatigued feet, sore ankles and painfully cold feet. Odorless & greaseless. Please email for your full size product.

High-fat diet is awful, but it may reverse diabetes-related kidney damage
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A high-fat "ketogenic" diet may reverse the kidney damage caused by diabetes, a study published online by the journal PLoS One reports. Past research has shown that lowering blood sugar through diet can prevent kidney failure but not reverse it in patients with diabetes. More


Study: Treat depression to boost diabetes self care
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Treating diabetes patients' depression boosts their overall health, according to a new study. It included 145 people with type 2 diabetes and depression who received a year-long depression intervention that included 12 weeks of cognitive behavioral therapy over the phone, followed by nine monthly booster sessions. They also took part in a walking program. More



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