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The impact of obesity on orthopedic care
Orthopedics Today
At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Thomas P. Schmalzried, M.D., discusses the impact the obesity epidemic is having on the orthopedic profession and the delivery of care.
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Why are we so afraid of local anesthetics with epinephrine?
Podiatry Today
Stephen Barrett, DPM, FACFAS writes, "Imagine if you could transport Socrates, Aristotle, Jobs, Einstein, Feynman, Hawking and Halstead, just to mention a few, through time to the present and combine their wisdom and knowledge into a congealed supergenius. Put this new “machine” into present day context and boy oh boy, do we have a toy — digitally speaking of course in the form of the new Bari Tass 2015 version 2.1 Mega Cortex. This interactive hybrid computer is secreted away in the high Himalayas and has extremely limited access. Go to StubHub or Ticketmaster if you don’t believe me."
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Sitting increases disease risk...and exercise may not reduce it
Medical News Today
Ok, so you work in an office and you spend 8 hours sitting at your desk - plus a couple hours of TV in the evening - but all that gym time makes up for all that sedentary action, right? According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine: wrong. Researchers report that the amount of time a person spends sitting each day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death. What is more, regular exercise may not be enough to offset this risk.
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How 3.5 inch heels could prematurely age your joints
Daily Mail
Wearing stilettos may not only be painful at the time. It could also raise the odds of arthritis in years to come. A study found that walking in three-inch heels causes changes to gait similar to those seen in aging and arthritic knees. The finding could help explain why osteoarthritis is twice as common in women as men.
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Gender differences in gait kinematics in runners with iliotibial band syndrome
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Atypical running gait biomechanics are considered a primary factor in the etiology of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). However, a general consensus on the underpinning kinematic differences between runners with and without ITBS is yet to be reached. This lack of consensus may be due in part to three issues: gender differences in gait mechanics, the preselection of discrete biomechanical variables, and/or relatively small sample sizes.
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A closer look at HBOT for foot and ankle indications
Podiatry Today
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be a valuable adjunct treatment for foot and ankle wounds. Our panelists discuss the indications for HBOT, their personal experience with the treatment and keys to patient education on the modality.
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    Killer heels could lead to osteoarthritis in knees, warn scientists (The Telegraph)
When vitamin and nutritional deficiencies cause skin and nail changes (Podiatry Today)
Predictors of response to physical therapy intervention for plantar heel pain (Foot & Ankle International via PubMed)
Running without pain? Yes, it really is possible. (The Herald-Times)
Foot pain worsens effects of knee OA (MedPage Today)

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3 tips providers can learn from retail clinics
It's no secret that retail clinics change the way consumers think about and receive healthcare, but according to a recent Physicians Practice article, they should also alter the way providers operate. Retail clinics are popular among consumers mainly because they offer convenient and affordable care options, FierceHealthcare has reported. With major retailers such as CVS and Walgreens offering walk-in clinics and other clinics moving into mall space abandoned by other retailers, many providers worry that they won't be able to compete with their rapidly proliferating walk-in counterparts.
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Patients' biggest gripe about physicians
Physician's Practice
We know patients feel frustration with their physicians on some level. But, surprisingly, it's not always about the long wait.
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Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for Morton's neuroma compared with ultrasonography
Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery via PubMed
The aim of the present study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of 7 clinical tests for Morton's neuroma compared with ultrasonography. Forty patients (54 feet) were diagnosed with MN using predetermined clinical criteria. These patients were subsequently referred for U.S., which was performed by a single, experienced musculoskeletal radiologist. The clinical test results were compared against the U.S. findings.
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