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Register for ACFAOM 2012 now and save $100 - early bird deadline is July 9
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The early bird deadline for ACFAOM's 2012 Clinical Conference, Oct. 11-14 in Disney World, Fla., is just over a month away! Save $100 on your registration fee by signing up for the meeting before July 9. This year's conference offers 21 CE contact hours and a full spectrum of in-depth lectures and workshops in the areas of Wound Management, Medicine, Dermatology/Pathology, and Biomechanics, and special sessions/workshops on Lasers in Podiatric Practice, Billing & Coding, EHR & HIPAA Compliance, and Imaging in Podiatric Practice. A new feature this year will be a special surgery track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS). And if you have PICA insurance you can receive a 10 percent reduction on your annual premium that will mean you can attend ACFAOM 2012 for FREE! To register online, click here. You can now view the latest Program, make Hotel Reservations, and purchase Disney World tickets. More

Meet ACFAOM President Dr. Kathleen Satterfield - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Dr. Kathleen Satterfield, ACFAOM President and Fellow, 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. Satterfield is the current President of ACFAOM and Director of Pre-Clinical Curriculum and Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery & Biomechanics at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. She is well known for her work in diabetic wound care and residency education, and is eager to share with you her keys to podiatric success. 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

Current concepts in diagnosing and treating drop foot
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Drop foot can have a complex etiology and the effects of the condition can affect quality of life for patients. These authors provide insights on the workup and diagnosis of drop foot, and discuss treatments ranging from medical therapies and surgery to AFOs and functional electrical stimulation. More

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Healing in the dark: Night use of orthoses
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Night splinting for plantar fasciitis gets the lion's share of attention, but lower extrem­ity practitioners are also seeing positive results with night use of orthoses for conditions ranging from cerebral palsy to AIDS. More

Doctors quick to adopt tablets into practice
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When a patient enters an exam room at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Downtown Health Plaza, a general internal medicine outpatient clinic in Winston-Salem, N.C., the visit starts out the usual way. A nurse takes the patient's vitals, reviews the medical record and says the doctor will be in shortly. What happens next was not typical even two years ago and shows the impact that tablet computers have had on practice life in a very short time. More

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For over 30 years, PICA has been protecting and supporting podiatric physicians and the podiatric profession. We are more than just malpractice insurance. Endorsed by ACFAOM, we offer a variety of risk management tools, outstanding customer service, expert claims handling and access to other insurance products. 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

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Hard times for doctors mean less access for poor
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With reimbursements low and expenses tight, more than a third of U.S. physicians have discontinued accepting new Medicaid patients into their practices, while more than a quarter see no Medicaid patients at all, according to the preliminary results of a national survey from Jackson Healthcare. More

Thousands wrongly diagnosed with shin splints are 'left in pain and without proper treatment'
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Thousands of people are being wrongly told they have shin splints, leaving them in pain and without proper treatment, warn experts. Shin splints is a 'catch-all' diagnosis for lower leg pain triggered by sporting activities such as running, dancing and football. But it actually covers 31 different conditions which means many sufferers are failing to get targeted help that would put them back on their feet, it is claimed. More

Steps ahead: Advances in foot and ankle biomechanics
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Foot and ankle experts from across the globe gathered in Sydney, Australia, in April for the third International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics congress. LER's exclusive coverage of this event starts with the ever-controversial topic of barefoot running and goes on to examine clinical and scientific progress related to plantar pressures, diabetes, pediatrics, unstable shoes, and osteoarthritis. More

From stilettos to flats, agony of the feet
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Five days a week, you are rocking your power heels - something along the lines of the 5-inch, red-lace Valentino stilettos with the pointed toes. They bring out the muscle definition in your calves and add a little swagger to your walk. In the evening or on the weekends, you trade them for the comfort of flats, flip-flops or some other low-heeled shoes. Only your feet ache a lot, whether you are wearing the 5-inchers, a more sensible 2-inch heel or flats with no heel. More

The global obesity bomb
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in the headlines for his proposal to ban soft drink servings over 16 ounces. It's the latest front of his war against obesity, which kills 5,000 residents in the city each year. The U.S. is a heavyweight champion in fat. It has the most obese population of any industrialized nation. About two-thirds of all adults in the country are overweight and one-third are fully obese, according to the World Health Organization. More

6 steps to boost productivity by 30 percent at your medical practice
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What if your current staff could actually get all of their work done, you could see 30 percent more patients, or you could get home in time for dinner? How happy would patients be if wait time decreased? The rule of thumb is that 30 percent of the activity in any type of office is wasted. My experience is that the percentage is even higher in a medical office. The more useless labor you can eliminate, the bigger the increase in productivity and the fewer mistakes. A careful review of some or all of the processes in a medical office can generally be expected to yield productivity gains of at least 30 percent in the areas addressed. More

Warming local anaesthetic prior to injection reduces injection pain
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For many patients, the worst part of a procedure, such as a tooth extraction or a carpal tunnel decompression, is likely to be the initial pain following the insertion of a needle and the injection of local anaesthetic. There are reports that warming local anaesthetics before injection can reduce pain, but the effectiveness of this approach has not been accurately determined. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine whether the strategy of warming local anaesthetic prior to injection reduces self-report of pain. More


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