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Mark your calendars for ACFAOM's 2014 Annual Clinical Conference in Old Town Alexandria, Va., June 5-8, 2014
ACFAOM is excited to announce the details for ACFAOM's 2014 Annual Clinical Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria in historic Alexandria, Va., just minutes away from Washington D.C. ACFAOM members will be able to attend the conference and earn 24 CECHs for FREE, plus receive a 10 percent savings on your PICA Premium.

Focusing on the clinical conditions faced in the typical podiatric office, ACFAOM 2014 will be based on clinical cases and presented in an interactive and practical manner, with demonstrations and hands-on learning. The program will feature five 4-hour sessions: Biomechanics, Wound Care, Medicine/Dermatology, Imaging, and the Business of Podiatric Medicine. There will also be an optional 4-hour Billing & Coding Workshop on Sunday Morning. Bring the family for a learning experience for everyone; you on how to be a more astute and capable clinician; your family learning about our Nation's history.

More information will be available during the coming weeks and will be posted at Mark your calendars today!
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Meet Gregg Young, DPM, FACFAOM - today at 9 p.m. ET
Dr. Gregg Young 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. Young is an ACFAOM Fellow and past president (2000-2001), and currently serves as the chief of podiatry and residency director of podiatric medical education at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He also holds a teaching appointment at the University of Utah in surgery and endocrinology. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Young is chair of the 'Balance Committee' of the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM), and will discuss with Dr. Ribotsky why the organizations that comprise the AACPM 'Balance Committee' decided against participating in an open conclave on residency shortage proposed by Dr. Ribotsky. 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.
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Plantar fasciitis: Unique challenges in basketball
Lower Extremity Review
Not only do basketball players have many of the same risk factors for plantar fasciitis as the general population, they also have the added challenge of a grueling season and very little opportunity to rest. That means practitioners have had to be creative when it comes to treatment.
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What your foot really looks like in high heels
Skyscraper-high heels make a woman's legs look longer and leaner. But if you look at the cramped, claw-toed, gnome-like three-dimensional images of a woman's foot in some stilettos released by London's Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital on YouTube, you might rethink your fashion choice - at least for a while.
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The changing landscape in chronic diabetic foot ulcers
The Motley Fool
While the market of treating chronic diabetic foot ulcers is by no means glamorous, it can still be a very lucrative indication. Some estimates have put the chronic diabetic foot ulcer market at $2 billion annually by 2017. With so much money hanging in the balance, companies are taking notice and attempting to develop better treatments.
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Foreign doctors are good people like you and me
By Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
There are many doctors in this country who could help alleviate the current primary care doctor shortage. But because they were trained in a foreign country, their credentials aren't universally accepted by state medical boards. Until doctors can pass all three parts of the United States Medical Licensing Examination, they cannot practice in the U.S. While it may be frustrating for these doctors to "start over" when they come to this country, it all comes back to confirming
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How podiatry and podiatrists protect your feet
Foot Care For You
Podiatry is a branch of medicine that is dedicated to foot care by dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and ankles. The aim of podiatry is to improve the health and well-being of the public. Podiatrist earn the degree of Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) and are physicians and surgeons of the feet and ankles. Podiatrists are also called foot doctors, foot care specialist or podiatric surgeons. Podiatrists are the only healthcare group who specialize solely in foot care.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Americans underestimate resident doctors' work hours, poll says (The Boston Globe)
5 good things the Affordable Care Act imposed on healthcare (By Mike Wokasch)
New surgery takes the killer pain out of killer heels (Herald Sun)
Plantar fasciitis knocking top athletes off their feet (USA Today)
UK becomes first country to allow physiotherapists and podiatrists to prescribe (PULSE)

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Finding fashion options that accommodate AFOs
Lower Extremity Review
Practitioners know patients who feel that ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) hinder their sartorial style are less likely to be compliant, but many clinicians feel ill-equipped to give fashion advice. That’s when the expertise of a stylist, seamstress, or personal shopper can come in handy.
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What may be to blame when medical practice staff lacks initiatve
Physician's Practice
Physicians often complain that staff shows no initiative and is operationally passive: "They won't do anything without specific instructions, every time." Office productivity and morale benefit from understanding a likely cause of this behavior that many physicians encounter.
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Analysis of transfer lesions in patients who underwent surgery for diabetic foot ulcers located on the plantar aspect of the metatarsal heads
Diabetic Medicine via PubMed
This study aimed to analyse the risk of reulceration caused by the transfer of lesions in patients with diabetes, undergoing resection of at least one metatarsal head.
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