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Extra-depth shoes may help alleviate foot pain for older people
For adults over age 65 with disabling foot pain, being fitted for off-the-shelf extra-depth footwear reduced pain and improved function, according to a new study. This type of footwear is often marketed to people with diabetic foot ailments, for whom Medicare – the U.S. government health insurance program for people over 65 - will cover most of the cost of the shoes.
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Facilitating a return to running after metatarsal stress fractures
Podiatry Today
Nicholas A Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS writes, "I tend to see a high percentage of runners despite having a surgical practice. The community of runners in Akron, Ohio stick together as most runners do and they tend to trust the advice of a physician who is also a runner. I am not saying I offer any different or better advice than my colleagues. I just think that it is the common love we share of running that creates the chemistry between the runners and I."
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4 simple rules for productive practice meetings
Meetings are a critical way to keep communication flowing throughout your organization, but such sessions run a high risk of feeling like a chore or waste of time to attendees. But by sticking to some time-tested guidelines, meetings can be a productive and pleasant experience, Charlene Mooney, a practice consultant with Halley Consulting Group, recently told Physician's Money Digest.
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Coaching: Breaking it down for healthcare leaders
By Christina Thielst
Healthcare is experiencing a generational shift among its workforce, and younger generations have different beliefs and expectations about work than those currently retiring. Recruiting, hiring and terminations will continue to be expensive, especially for clinical and care-giving roles. This means that today's leaders must make investments in retaining those with potential. Great leaders are sometimes measured by how deeply they have impacted the lives of others, and the ability to coach those around them is a common characteristic.
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Impact of AFO design on calf circumference
Lower Extremity Review
Preliminary research suggests the use of a kinetic return ankle foot orthosis is associated with small but significant short-term increases in calf circumference, which in turn suggests this type of device might reduce or protect against the risk of disuse muscle atrophy.
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What have we learned from taking care of elite athletes?
The modern era of sports medicine has on its shoulders the Sisyphean task of returning injured athletes back to play. Never before have surgeons been faced with such high patient expectations of functional recovery in conjunction with increasing demands placed on surgical procedures and rehabilitation.
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Operative versus non-operative treatment for closed, displaced, intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus: randomized controlled trial (The BMJ)
Minimalist running shoes tread lightly, more naturally, experts say (Reuters via euronews)
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Study shows vibrating insoles could reduce falls among seniors
Vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly people, according to findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
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New drug delivery system to heal diabetic foot ulcers
Diabetes in Control
Stanford University School of Medicine researchers presented results at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress showing they have developed a drug delivered via a skin patch that can heal wounds and prevent those wounds from reoccurring.
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