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ACFAOM 2015: Wednesday July 22, Orlando, Florida
ACFAOM's 2015 Annual Clinical Conference will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida. This 1-day, 8 CECHs, interactive program will follow the same very successful educational format introduced at last year’s Annual Clinical Conference. And it is FREE to ACFAOM members as a membership benefit. We are collaborating with APMA this year to present a case based, office based, and evidence based educational program the day before the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting. This will not be the usual passive education provided at most podiatric conferences. You will be an engaged and active participant in the whole learning process. The faculty members act as coaches, and encourage participants to present their own ideas about the cases presented.
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Meet Veronica Kowlessar and Bryan Lentini, PharmD - today at 9 p.m. ET
Veronica Kowlessar and Bryan Lentini, PharmD will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Veronica is the former director of transition care for Walgreens and Bryan Lentini is a pharmacist and has been a pioneer in the community pharmacy space. They will be discussing how the two leading companies developed and how this industry can serve your patients and eliminate those many phone calls to our office staffs. 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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Peripheral neuropathy in Lyme disease patients
Lower Extremity Review
Reported cases of Lyme disease have been rising steadily over the past 30 years, but its diagnosis can be challenging. Left untreated, patients with Lyme disease can go on to develop neurological symptoms, including those that are characteristic of peripheral neuropathy.
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Efforts to instill empathy among doctors is paying dividends
Kaiser Health News
The patient was dying and she knew it. In her mid-50s, she had been battling breast cancer for years, but it had spread to her bones, causing unrelenting pain that required hospitalization. Jeremy Force, a first-year oncology fellow at Duke University Medical Center who had never met the woman, was assigned to stop by her room last November to discuss her decision to enter hospice.
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Chronic care management: 4 steps to implementation
Medicare's new chronic care management (CCM) program offers practices of all specialties a major opportunity to reap revenue from services they've thus far provided for free. With 1,000 qualified patients, a practice could earn an additional $511,200 per year, noted an article from Medscape.
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Looking to get published this year?
In an effort to enhance the overall content of Foot & Ankle Weekly, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of ACFAOM, your knowledge of the profession lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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If you swam and now suffer from halux valgus or hammer toe, read this Olympic testimony
Swim Swam
All of that plantar flexibility of the ankle you have worked so hard to develop to become a fast kicker, aside from avoiding some seriously sprained ankles while inadvertently stepping in a hole, probably does no good deed for you on land. In fact, the excessive pronation (flat feet) of the foot that is commonly found among swimmers, may ultimately lead to some serious foot issues.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    When should you operate on the Charcot foot? (Podiatry Today)
Ultrasound treatment may be option for plantar fasciitis (U.S. News & World Report)
High, inside starting point and intramedullary reaming are keys for Jones fracture fixation in athletes (Orthopedics Today)
New risk score for amputation in infected diabetic foot ulcers (Medscape (free registration required))
ACFAOM 2015: Wednesday, July 22, Orlando, Florida (ACFAOM)

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Childhood arthritis 'as common as childhood diabetes' yet treatment options are scarce
Yahoo 7 News
Arthritis is a problem normally associated with old age, but thousands of Australian children are also afflicted by the condition and a national shortage of specialist doctors is only making the problem worse. The disease is now as common as childhood diabetes, yet doctors say there are limited treatment options available.
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7 ways to improve physician-staff relationships
Physician's Practice
Trusting relationships are key to medical practice success, and at the root of trusting relationships is strong communication. Here's how to make improvements.
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Treatment of nail psoriasis: Best practice recommendations from the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation
JAMA Dermatology via PubMed
Nail psoriasis can be difficult to treat and has a significant effect on quality of life. Relatively few controlled trials evaluating treatments for nail psoriasis have been published. There is an unmet need for treatment recommendations to guide therapeutic decisions.
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