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Save $120 by registering online for ACFAOM 2011 before Aug. 22
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Become Immersed in Applied Biomechanics, Medicine, Wound Management, Dermatology, Pathology, and more, at ACFAOM 2012, Oct. 27-30 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, on the campus of Disney World. Three-hour tracks of 20-min clinical lectures and associated 3-hour 'hands-on' workshops, plus sessions on ultrasound, billing & coding, HIPAA compliance and EHRs. Everything you need to be a great clinician and successful office-based practice owner. The faculty includes Drs. Jeff Robbins, Marshall Solomon, Jonathan Labovitz, Kathleen Satterfield, Kevin Kirby, Simon Spooner (U.K.), Bruce Williams, Jason Hanft, Robert Snyder, Bradley Bakotic, Allen Jacobs, Barry Block, Michael Brody, Michael Warshaw, and many more. 21 CMEs for less than $9/credit. All attendees will receive a free copy of the just published 40-page Prescription Custom Foot Orthoses Practice Guidelines. For details click here! More

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Case study: Treating chronic pain in a middle-aged distance runner
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Knee pain and knee injuries in the general population are among the most common musculoskeletal presentations to physicians' offices each year. About 50 percent of those who regularly exercise will deal with some form of knee pain each year as well. Furthermore, as the United States population continues to age, knee arthroscopy and unilateral knee replacements will continue to become more commonplace. Research is beginning to confirm gait and unilateral force aberrations in patients following knee surgery. More

Exercise and neuropathy: Not mutually exclusive
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Exercise is a cornerstone of treatment for diabetes, but for years patients with peripheral neuropathy have been dis­couraged from weight-bearing exercise for fear of further increasing ulceration risks. Now new research is turning that advice on its head. More

Meet Dr. Page - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Jeffrey C. Page, DPM, FACFAOM, 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. Page is Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences, and Professor and Director of the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University, Glendale, Ariz. He served as ACFAOM's official representative on the Editorial Committee of The Foot (ACFAOM's official journal) from 2006 to this year, and is a past president of the AACPM. He was named one of the 175 most influential podiatrists in the United States by Podiatry Management magazine. 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

Best feet forward: How to target DFUs
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Managing skin breakdown of any kind is a pervasive challenge for long-term care providers, but diabetic foot ulcers typically earn a spot near the top on caregivers' lists of most dreaded wounds. And for good reason. Roughly one in five infected diabetic foot ulcers leads to amputation, according to statistics from the American Diabetes Association. People over age 75 are at greatest risk. Even if a foot ulcer doesn't lead to amputation, the economic and personal impact can be significant, costing nearly $45,000 to treat in the first two years of diagnosis. More

As Americans' debt has soared, so has obesity
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Feeling fat and poor? You have lots of company. Consumer debt and obesity have both soared in America during the past three decades, and they've done so at strikingly similar rates. The parallel rise is not just a coincidence, say experts, who cite the common causes shared by overspending and overeating. And American society has become a perfect milieu for both. More

Educating patients about slip-on shoes and flat feet
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Let's face it. Patients want to look stylish and have footwear that is easy to get on and off no matter what their foot pathology. Certain styles of footwear, however, can actually predispose patients to pain and injury. This is especially the case when it comes to slip-ons with elastic goring that are worn by patients with flat feet. More

What you should know about that bump at the base of your big toe
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A bunion is an overgrowth of bone on the inside of the big toe at located at the ball of the foot. Nearly 44 percent of women and almost 30 percent of men will develop them in the course of their lifetime. Furthermore, they are the No. 1 reason patients visit podiatrists each year here in the United States. More

Make sure you are using QR codes properly
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QR codes are everywhere! They are the black and white codes that can be scanned with smartphones. The uses of these codes are endless, including marketing your podiatric practice. To learn the do's and don'ts of forming an effective marketing campaign using QR codes, click here.

Loss of RAGE defense: A cause of Charcot neuroarthropathy?
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This study investigated the relationship between circulating soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) and parameters of bone health in patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy (CNA). More
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