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Call for abstracts deadline - less than 2 weeks away for ACFAOM 2011
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The deadline for receipt of abstracts for oral presentation at ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference, Oct. 27-30, Disney World, is July 1. All abstracts selected for presentation on Sunday, Oct. 30, will be published in The Foot, ACFAOM's official journal that has an international readership. ACFAOM 2011 will be a comprehensive learning experience in the areas of Biomechanics, Wound Care, Medicine and Dermatology, while improving the bottom line of your 6practice. This year's meeting offers a full spectrum of six-hour tracks fundamental to the office-based practice of podiatric medicine with focused clinical lectures and "hands-on" workshops. To review guidelines and submit an abstract online click here. For a PDF version of the conference brochure click here. More

Diagnosing and treating a longstanding heel lesion
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You walk into the room to see a well-dressed 48-year-old businesswoman sitting in the treatment room. She has her right foot cradled in her hands and is massaging the heel. You notice the stylish high heels on the floor beside her. "You cannot imagine the pain that I feel, doctor," she says before you even ask a question. "It feels as though I have a little dagger pressing against my heel. How can there be so much pain from such a tiny little corn?" More

Consider mental health in patients with diabetes
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Studies have shown that patients with diabetes have twice the risk of depressive disorder compared to people who don't have diabetes. However, more serious is the prevalence for high diabetes distress, which could be as high as 40 percent. The resulting spiral, in which diabetes can lead to distress and distress can lead to poor management, can significantly hamper foot self-care among those affected. More

Are we built to run barefoot?
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At a recent symposium of the American College of Sports Medicine's annual meeting in Denver, cutely titled "Barefoot Running: So Easy, a Caveman Did It!," a standing-room-only crowd waited expectantly as a slide flashed up posing this question: Does barefoot running increase or decrease skeletal injury risk? More

Sandal season is here
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With temperatures rising and the first day of summer only days away, many are already putting the shoes away and pulling out their flip-flops. But, there are several things podiatrists want people to think about before deciding to use sandals, flats, wedges or any type of open-toed shoe as everyday wear. Dr. Jeffrey Hagen, podiatrist for Adventist Health in Hanford, said the main concerns with feet during the summer are heat, dryness or too much humidity, depending on what you're wearing. More

Why sensible shoes are the answer to embarrassing feet
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As the summer sun beckons and we are thinking of trips to the beach and abroad, it means we have to start showing off those two things that often get neglected - our feet. Gone are the heavy winter boots and trainers, replaced instead with flimsy flip-flops and sandals, and foot specialist Anthony Perera says it's vital we look after our feet as the hot weather arrives. More

New laser helps podiatrist deal with toenail fungus
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It's a common problem for many and a local podiatrist now has a new tool in the fight against toenail fungus. Dr. Thomas Troy introduced the PinPointe FootLaser to his Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada, practice at the end of March after it was cleared by Health Canada earlier this year. More

Ethical considerations in RCTs with diabetic patients
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At the conferring of medical degrees, physicians take the Hippocratic Oath, in which they make a covenant to practice medicine to the best of their abilities. As the oath states, "I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures (that) are required." The physician has a duty to promote the patient's best medical interests and therefore is obliged to advise the patient to receive the treatment that the physician prefers. More

Lateral wedge insoles for medial knee osteoarthritis: 12 month randomized controlled trial
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Knee osteoarthritis, which most commonly affects the medial compartment, is a chronic joint disorder that imposes a major health care burden. As no cure exists, traditional management aims to reduce pain, improve function, and enhance quality of life while minimizing the adverse effects of therapy. Non-drug conservative interventions are considered the first line approach to osteoarthritis management. More

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