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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, lasers, and other issues relevant to office-based practice will round out this growing annual conference. If you already have PICA insurance, you can attend ACFAOM 2012 for FREE, as the 10 percent discount you will receive from attending the special 1-hour malpractice session on Thursday, Oct. 11, will more than cover the cost of attending the whole meeting. More

Meet Joseph Caporusso, DPM - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Dr. Joseph Caporusso, an Honorary ACFAOM member, 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. Caporusso is President of the APMA and founder of Complete Family Foot Care in McAllen, Texas. He is a past president of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and is a clinical associate professor at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 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

Selection of amputation level in diabetic patients
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Not all patients with diabetes and not all ulcerated limbs are amenable to salvage. When salvage is not an option, amputa­tion can help improve patient function, but a number of factors should be considered when deciding how much of the foot - if any - should be retained. More

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3 ways doctors can take on insurers
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Trying to persuade a health insurer to change a policy, fix a problem or reverse a bad decision can be frustrating for physicians. But it can be done - with persistence, and by gathering strength in numbers. More

Keys to intraoperative positioning for subtalar joint procedures
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Subtalar joint arthrodesis and subtalar joint arthroereisis are widely used surgical procedures for eliminating motion or limiting excessive pronation at the subtalar joint. Although the indications for either procedure may be vastly different, the successful outcome of both relies on proper positioning of the subtalar joint. A poorly positioned fusion or arthroereisis may result in continued pain and disability, gait dysfunction, or excessive stress on adjacent joints. More

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Diabetic foot infections can be reduced with proper treatment
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The mortality rate for diabetics due to poor treatments of infected foot wounds that can subsequently lead to lower extremity amputation is worse than for the majority of cancers, given that around 50 percent of diabetics with foot amputations die within five years. The IDSA diabetic foot infection guidelines published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases have now revealed that about half of these lower extremity amputations can in fact be prevented through proper care of foot infections. More

Venous velocity increases with exercises aimed to enhance calf pump function
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Four foot and ankle movements that led to increases in vein diameter and velocity in healthy individuals may be an effective, low-cost alternative to chemical and mechanical thromboprophylaxis therapies in patients with injured lower extremities, according to a presenter at the 13th EFORT Congress 2012. More

The path to happy feet
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As the temperature climbs and the clouds clear, it's time to bare our soles and slip into some sandals. However, after months of smothering our feet in cozy Uggs or squeezing them into pointed-toe boots, our tender tootsies may not be ready for their summer debut. More

Physicians key in tackling the nation's obesity epidemic
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With obesity rates expected to surge during the next two decades, the Institute of Medicine is calling on physicians to become more involved in preventing overweight and obesity in their patients and communities. In a report issued May 8, the IOM recommended that physicians regularly assess patients' body mass index; ask patients how much physical activity they get each week; and offer overweight and obese individuals behavioral interventions aimed at improving their physical activity and diet. More

Legislation may enable states to offer universal healthcare
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Universal coverage, Medicare for all, single payer - call it what you will. It's clear that conservative forces are determined to prevent such a system from ever being introduced at the national level. So it's up to the states. The catch is that to make universal coverage work at the state level, you'd need some way to channel Medicare, Medicaid and other federal healthcare funds into the system. At the moment, that's difficult if not impossible. More

Diabetes dramatically on the rise among teenagers
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Nearly a quarter of American children and adolescents is developing type 2 diabetes or has already the disease, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the journal Pediatrics. Diabetes and other metabolic conditions seem to spread more rapidly among the young and are harder to treat than in adults. More

Short- and long-term treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increases risk of death or recurrent MI in those with previous MI
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been implicated in causing negative cardiovascular outcomes, particularly in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients who have had a prior myocardial infarction (MI). In fact, as Schjerning Olsen and colleagues point out, current guidelines give the rather nebulous recommendation that duration of NSAID therapy should be as short as possible in CAD patients. More


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