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Brains and sprains: Is there an extremity-concussion link?
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The sports medicine community is demonstrating increasing interest in the possibility that neurocognitive impairment and musculoskeletal injury may be related, as evidenced most recently by an exchange in the letter to the editor section of the September issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine. More

Meet Herman Hammerschmidt and Leonard Thaler - today at 9 p.m.
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Herman Hammerschmidt and Leonard Thaler will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Mr. Hammerschmit, Executive Director of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society, and Mr. Thaler, Executive Director of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association, will help you develop an effective response plan in the event of a natural disaster. 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

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Diabetic foot complication risk highlighted in men    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Men should be considered for aggressive treatment for foot complications associated with diabetes, such as ulceration and amputation, say researchers. The study, published in Endocrine, indicates that male gender may be a significant predictor for diabetic foot outcomes, alongside the well-characterized risk factors for diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. More

Obesity doubles ankle fracture risk
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Study shows severity of ankle fractures increases as body mass index increases. The study, which was conducted among 280 patients, explored the association between obesity and severity of ankle fractures. It analyzed the X-rays of each patient's ankle fracture and classified the severity of each one. Body mass index (BMI), age, diabetes, tobacco use, osteoporosis, sex and age were then assessed alongside each patient's ankle fracture classification. More

Achilles tendon in runners maintains stiffness despite stress of marathon
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Running a marathon does not significantly affect Achilles tendon stiffness, suggesting that overuse may not explain Achil­les ruptures in runners, according to a Finnish study published in the October issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology. More

Computer adaptive testing represents new paradigm for assessing patient outcomes
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Using a computerized adaptive testing approach to select questions from a lower extremity item bank reduced patient burden and improved precision compared with two commonly used food and ankle scales. More
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Young doctors spend 13 percent more than older physicians
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The Battle over Obamacare is over," ABC news host Diane Sawyer pronounced election night, shortly after President Obama won re-election. For all the disgruntled docs out there, the not-so-close victory over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sealed it. For physicians unhappy with the President's healthcare policies, the battle may be over on the outside, but they may be seething on the inside. More

Preventing sports injuries begins off the field
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For today's athletes, the fight against injury doesn't begin with treatment and rehabilitation, it starts far earlier. Many athletic trainers, physicians and exercise physiologists agree that perhaps the most important step in treating an injury is preventing one before it even happens. More

How 4 states are fighting obesity
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In states like Mississippi, old food habits die hard. Residents joke that "if anything happens, you bring food. And it's usually a ham," said Mississippi State Health Officer Mary Currier, M.D., MPH. "Trying to change that food culture to bringing something other than a ham is very difficult." As the state with the highest per-capita rate of obesity in the U.S. in 2011, with more than a third of its residents obese, Mississippi is under tremendous pressure to change its culture on food and exercise to ensure the health and well-being of future generations. More

Avoid Medicare fraud claims by coding correctly
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How would you like an investment that returns $7.20 for every dollar you invest? Our government has found just such an investment - healthcare providers. HHS recovered $4.1 billion in healthcare fraud monies in 2011 to achieve their astonishing 720 percent return on investment. And like any investor on a winning streak, the feds are investing more - another $350 million is allocated to anti-fraud policing under the new healthcare laws. More

Superficial wound swabbing
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In diabetic foot ulcers, wound fluid inflammatory mediators have previously been proposed as surrogate markers for non-healing. However, currently available wound fluid sampling techniques are not suitable for clinical practice due to low levels of exudate and a high logistical effort. The aim of this investigation was to assess 1) the technique of superficial wound swabbing for harvesting wound fluid; and 2) the quality of the collected fluid for immunoassay analysis of inflammatory mediators. More

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