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ASPS to present a surgery track at ACFAOM 2012 - Oct. 11-14, in Downtown Disney, Fla.
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The ACFAOM annual clinical conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton in the Disney World Resort ( located directly across from Downtown Disney. While the focus of the conference will be the traditional ACFAOM hall-mark content of Wound Management, Medicine, and Biomechanics, using both adult didactic and hands-on workshop learning, a new feature this year will be a special surgery track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, ACFAOM's sister APMA affiliated specialty organization. Additional sessions on billing & coding, HER, HIPAA compliance, imaging, and other issues relevant to office-based practice will round out this growing annual conference. Make a New Year's resolution to attend the most clinically relevant and practical conference you cannot afford to miss in 2012. More

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General practitioners need referral system guidelines for foot and ankle patients
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Less than two-thirds of general practitioner referrals to a dedicated foot and ankle surgical service were considered an appropriate use of referrals, according to research published in The Foot journal. Researchers separated 1,133 referrals from a 12-month period - 974 of which were from a general practitioner - into six categories: first ray, lesser rays, rear-foot, mid-foot, systemic or general issues or issues concerning tendinopath, ligament or soft tissue. More

The wear and tear of ankle sprains
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Chronic ankle instability has been linked to devel­opment of early ankle osteoarthritis, but questions remain as to how and why the degeneration occurs and how bracing and other interventions might slow the process. More

Meet Dr. Patrick Nunan - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Patrick Nunan, DPM, FACFAOM, 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. Nunan, who practices in West Virginia, received his DPM from the OCPM and completed his residency training at the Foot Clinic of Youngstown (Ohio) and affiliated hospitals. He is board certified by both ABPOPPM and ABPS, is a past president of the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and is a former Chief of Podiatry at the Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. He is Founder and Senior Global Clinical Advisor to the Fit Feet Program/Healthy Athletes of the Special Olympics. 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

How to maximize your collections
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How do you bolster collections at your practice? Ensure processes that prevent poor coding and minimize data entry errors. Have strong procedures in place to follow up with insurance companies and stay on top of patient statements. Incentivize the collections performance of your office staff. With cogent details on these steps and other measures, this author shares salient insights on making collections run more smoothly. More

Barefoot running: Sales grow, but so does debate about benefits, safety
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If you received a pair of Vibram FiveFingers or other barefoot-style running shoes as a gift this holiday season, read the directions and follow them to a T. Then cross your fingers and hope they work with your biomechanics. More

New options for boomers with foot, ankle arthritis
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As they approach retirement, many members of the "Me Generation" aren't ready to slow down, even if their bodies are. Foot and ankle surgeons say baby boomers are more likely than previous generations to seek care when arthritis develops in their toes, feet and ankles. More

Childhood obesity on the increase
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A decline in physical activity and physical education, as well as poor eating habits and increased sedentary time are leading to a significant increase in childhood obesity on one hand and stunted growth on the other. More

Does vitamin D deficiency play a role in peripheral neuropathy in Type 2 diabetes?
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Despite recent reports linking vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of diabetes mellitus and complications, there is limited data on patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence and associations of vitamin D deficiency in 210 patients with Type 2 diabetes with and without diabetic peripheral neuropathy. More
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