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Registration now open for ACFAOM 2011 - early discount deadline is Aug. 22
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ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference Total Immersion, Oct. 27-30, at Disney World, will be a comprehensive learning experience for podiatric physicians looking to enhance their clinical skills in Biomechanics, Wound Care, Medicine, and Dermatology & Pathology while improving the bottom-line of their practices. This year's meeting offers a full spectrum of 6-hour tracks fundamental to the office-based practice of podiatric medicine with in-depth lectures and "hands-on" workshops. Other special features are workshops on Billing & Coding, HER, HIPAA Compliance and Ultrasound. If you are not a member of ACFAOM consider joining now for the many College benefits, including attending this conference at the special discounted membership fee of $179 if you register online by Aug. 22 - and earn 21 CME credits for less than $9/credit. For the latest Program Flyer, Online Registration, Call for Abstracts, Hotel Reservations, and Disney World tickets click here. More

Lack of laxity in CAI
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The findings suggest the most effective interventions for CAI might be those with somatosensory or neuromuscular effects rather than those that provide mechanical stabilization, which has long been the standard of care based on anecdotal evidence of an association between ligament laxity and a history of multiple ankle sprains. More

Diabetes' rapid rise makes it a 'defining global health issue'
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Nearly 10 percent of world's adults have diabetes, and the prevalence of the disease is rising rapidly. That number has more than doubled in three decades, jumping to an estimated 347 million, a new study says. And with the numbers climbing almost everywhere, experts said the disease is no longer limited to rich countries and is now a global problem. More

Bursitis a common cause of painful hips, knees, heels, elbows
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With warmer weather urging people to engage in outdoor activity, physicians will see an increase in patients complaining of various joint pains. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons released a reminder to patients and physicians alike that while it may be easy to ignore these seemingly simple aches and pains, a potential diagnosis of bursitis should be kept in mind. More

When patients insist on wearing high heels
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Every podiatrist understands the potential for foot and ankle problems that are created when women wear high heels. Bunions, hammertoes, metatarsalgia, corns, calluses, neuromas, ankle sprains and ingrown toenails are all conditions we treat that are directly caused by or, at the very least, made worse by tight-fitting, high heeled shoes. More

Meet Dr. DiMaggio - today at 9 p.m. ET
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John DiMaggio, DPM, 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. John DiMaggio has successfully created a unique specialty within our profession - Forensic Podiatry. Ten years after starting his practice in Tempe, Ariz., in 1974, he followed his passion and entered the police academy and served as a reserve patrol officer for 15 years, involved in CSI type of work. He is a Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the International Association for Identification. He has been invited to the FBI Academy for a roundtable discussion on footwear evidence. He founded the American Society of Forensic Podiatry in 2003, has written many articles, and recently co-authored the first text of its type titled Forensic Podiatry-Principles and Methods. 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

Don't leave plantar fasciitis untreated
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Plantar heel pain, often referred to as plantar fasciitis, is a common wear and tear, or overuse, condition that reportedly affects one in 10 individuals in a lifetime, and nearly two million Americans every year. The pain is typically in the arch of the foot, extending to the heel, and is often the worst when taking the first steps in the morning, and after prolonged sitting. These problems can lead to lasting pain and disability if left untreated. Plantar heel pain is commonly treated in physical therapy. More

The barefoot gym workout that cures an arch enemy...flat feet
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Podiatrists are extolling the virtues of foot exercise because a growing number of those suffering with flat feet are throwing out their orthotics – orthopaedic supports - in favor of a routine that has quickly and cheaply cured them of the often painful condition. More

Avoid long hours in flip-flops for better foot health
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As the weather warms and grass turns into a dazzling shade of green, flip-flops become the go-to footwear for many people. "I wear them quite often, probably eight hours a day," said Amy Recward, a University of Northern Iowa student who admits to owning at least six pairs. "When I'm in a hurry I can just pull them on and get out of the house quickly." More

Patient EHR requests require quick turnaround by practices
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When patients request copies of their electronic health records from your practice, the clock starts ticking. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently came out with new guidance on the minimum information required when your practice receives a request and how quickly you must respond. To read this article click here. More

Factors related to outcome of neuroischemic/ischemic foot ulcer in diabetic patients
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Peripheral vascular disease is an important limiting factor for healing in neuroischemic or ischemic diabetic foot ulcer. The purpose of this study was to identify factors related to healing in patients with diabetes with foot ulcers and severe PVD. More

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