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'A Day in the Life of Your Medical Practice' at ACFAOM 2014 – June 6
Today's podiatric physician does it all: from casting for orthotics to making diagnoses for dermatologic problems, from dealing with arthritis to reading radiographs. The variety is endless and so are the challenges. In this interactive session using real life cases, you will come along with the faculty and make your own practice decisions and compare outcomes. Drs. Jason Harrill, Kathleen Satterfield, and Jarrod Shapiro will be the faculty for this 4-hour session.

ACFAOM 2014 (June 5-8; Alexandria, Va.; 26 CMEs) will also present 4-hour interactive learning sessions using case studies (not the usual passive lectures) on Biomechanics, Wound Care, Imaging, and Business of Practice plus the optional and popular 4-hour Billing & Coding Workshop by Dr. Michael Warshaw, with his 300-page 2014 Podiatry Manual included.

All paid-up ACFAOM members can attend for $100, non-members for $499 ($23/CME). One-day registration is available. Full Program details here. Registration here.
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Meet attorney P. Todd Kennedy today at 9 p.m. ET
P. Todd Kennedy, Esq., 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. P Todd Kennedy is a Board Certified Lawyer in Taxation and specializes in tax planning and asset protection for physicians. 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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Talus deformity found in talonavicular joint with multiplanar weight-bearing imaging
Orthopedics Today
Deformity of the talus in posterior tibial tendon dysfunction it is most notably seen at the talonavicular joint in the sagittal plan with multiplanar weight-bearing imaging, according to study results. Researchers made weight-bearing radiographs and multiplanar modified sectional weight-bearing images of the foot and ankle for 23 patients with flexible posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and 10 patients with imaging for unrelated pathological conditions served as controls.
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Foot and ankle strategies for patients at risk for falls
Lower Extremity Review
As a result of limitations in the fall prevention research to date, investigators and clinicians are often left to make their best guesses about the effect of foot and ankle interventions based on the effect such strategies have on issues related to falls, rather than on falls themselves.
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Peripheral neuropathy and injuries causing nerve damage may be healed with new technique
Medical Daily
Many people with diabetes experience neuropathy, a painful form of nerve damage that cannot always be treated effectively with drugs. In their research of the condition, scientists at University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute discovered a mechanism that promotes growth in damaged nerve cells. In fact, the team of researchers discovered a crucial molecule that directly regulates nerve cell growth. "We made the surprising discovery that a protein called Retinoblastoma is present in adult neurons," said Dr. Doug Zochodne, a professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and author of the study.
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7 mistakes to avoid when choosing your practice's advisors — Part I
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Jason M. O'Dell, MS, CWM
Savvy podiatry practice owners typically rely on a team of advisors for assistance in running and growing their practice. At their best, advisors can add tremendous value on an array of areas — from business decisions, to corporate and deal structure, to tax and financial results. Because of this, it is critical that podiatry practice owners take seriously their process for hiring and evaluating advisors and look for second opinions where warranted. In this first part of a two-part article, we examine four pitfalls common to practice owners and executives when working with advisors.
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Diabetic neuropathy more harmful to the brain than expected
Nerve damage caused by diabetes may be more harmful to the brain than previously thought, according to new research which could pave the way for better assessment, monitoring and treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Until now it was widely believed that the impact of diabetes-related nerve damage on the brain was limited to peripheral areas.
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    1 in 5 Asians has flat feet issues (Yahoo News Singapore)
For young runners, shin splints all too common (The News Journal via USA Today)
Make them fit, please! (The New York Times)
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When a basal cell carcinoma occurs on the plantar foot
Podiatry Today
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. Accordingly, these authors discuss the diagnosis of a basal cell carcinoma in a patient who initially presented with bilateral venous stasis wounds that were increasing in size.
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Most important quality in a running shoe? Comfort
Philadelphia Inquirer
Forty thousand runners. Eighty thousand tootsies. And nearly as many theories about the best shoes to put on them for the annual 10-mile stampede down Broad Street. Neutral? Minimalist? Stability? Motion control? Cushioned heel? Confused? Of course you are. Well, sports medicine specialists have good news. Stop worrying about fallen arches, overpronation, and putting your feet on a paleolithic regimen. The latest thinking about how to choose the best running shoe is to let comfort be your guide.
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Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in diabetic foot infections
The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in patients hospitalized for diabetic foot infections. They reviewed hospital admissions for foot infections in patients with diabetes which had nasal swabs, and anaerobic and aerobic tissue cultures at the time of admission. Data collected included patient characteristics and medical history to determine risk factors for developing an MRSA infection in the foot.
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