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Resolution submission deadlines for 2012
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APMA is accepting resolutions for consideration for the 2012 House of Delegates. The Resolution Preparation Guidelines have been created to assist sponsors in the development of a resolution. The guidelines may be found at www.apma.org/hod/resolutionguidelines. The Resolution Financial Impact Form should accompany each resolution and is available at www.apma.org/hod/financialimpactform. If you have any questions regarding resolution submission or the House of Delegates meeting, please contact Stephanie Simmons at srsimmons@apma.org. More


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APMA submits comments on HHS proposed rule
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Yesterday, APMA submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to HHS' proposed rule regarding the establishment of exchanges and qualified health plans. APMA commented on a number of provisions in the proposed rule. Specifically, APMA encouraged HHS to include podiatric physicians in exchange provider networks, to require exchanges to comply with the federal nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act and state provider non-discrimination laws, to clarify and clearly define the term "essential health benefits" and more. You may read a copy of the comment letter here. For more information on APMA efforts to ensure podiatric physicians are included in the implementation of federal health*-care reform law, visit www.apma.org/healthcarereform. More

Prepared for flu season?
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Flu season is around the corner. Are you and your patients ready? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued vaccination safety information for 2011 – 2012. DPMs should encourage their patients and staff to get vaccinated. The influenza season generally occurs from October to May, so influenza vaccination during the winter months can still provide protective benefit for patients who have not yet received the vaccine. CDC offers plenty of free resources, including brochures, posters and fact sheets, to help educate consumers about influenza and influenza vaccines. More

Do you have an advanced degree in public health?
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APMA, through its Public Health and Preventive Podiatric Medicine Committee, is looking to update its database of podiatrists who have an advanced degree in public health. So if you have an MPH, MHSA, MSPH, MHA, MS (health policy) or equivalent degree in public health please complete a very brief survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/PHDegrees. More

 Health Care in the News


Health insurers push premiums sharply higher
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Major health insurance companies have been charging sharply higher premiums this year, outstripping any growth in workers' wages and creating more uncertainty for the Obama administration and employers who are struggling to drive down an unrelenting rise in medical costs. More

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Supreme Court asked to review challenge to health-care reform law
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The plaintiffs in a 26-state challenge to Democrats' health-care reform law formally asked the Supreme Court to take up the case during its upcoming term. The 26 state attorneys general recently announced that they had asked the Supreme Court to hear their challenge to the law's mandate that most people buy health insurance. More

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Utah A.G. seeks high court ruling on health reform
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Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff recently joined his counterparts in 25 other states in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court for a swift review of the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's signature health overhaul. At issue is the law's insurance mandate, the core requirement that people purchase health insurance or face a penalty, which Utah and other states contend is an overreaching of federal powers. More

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 What Your Patients Are Reading


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"By the time most people enter adulthood, they're wearing shoes that are one-half to a full size too small," says Leslie Campbell, D.P.M., a podiatrist and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association. This can lead to everything from bunions to hammertoes, which are not only unsightly but can be painful. More
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Local podiatrist holding 'Show Me Your Feet' photo contest
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Hodson, a podiatrist at the Great Falls Clinic in Great Falls, Mont., is hosting a photo contest. Professional and amateur photographers are asked to submit pictures of feet in the "Show Me Your Feet" photo contest. The contest winner will earn $100, and his or her artwork will be displayed in a prominent location inside the podiatry department at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center.

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Ingrown Toenails — Mike's story
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VideoBriefIngrown toenails can be an irritating and embarrassing condition to have to deal with. In this episode, Mike talks about his experience with it and how a different type of treatment has cured him permanently.

Editor's note: Share the APMA nail-problems brochure with your patients.
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Stories from sources other than APMA do not necessarily reflect APMA positions or policies. APMA does not endorse these stories. This content appears in the News Brief to enhance members' understanding of how media coverage shapes perceptions of podiatric medicine, and to educate members about what their patients, legislators and other health care professionals are seeing in the media.
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