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FREE Webinar on P.A.D. and Vascular Disease Update - 8 p.m. EST, March 15
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Supported by an educational grant from BioMedix Vascular Systems, Inc., ACFAOM is presenting a one CME-credit Webinar on P.A.D. and Vascular Disease Update, 8-9 p.m. EST next Tuesday, March 15, free to all DPMs. Faculty will be John Guiliana, DPM, and John Martin, MD. At the conclusion of this Webinar the learner should be able to articulate the connection between P.A.D. and vascular disease and implement progressive patient care principles to identify and care for this growing, yet underserved, population in the United States. This educational program has been designed for podiatrists in general practice and is sponsored by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, which is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. To register for this free Webinar click here. More

Emerging concepts in healing diabetic foot ulcers
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As our understanding of the etiology of diabetic foot ulcers has improved, the rate of amputations has continued to decrease. The early work of others identified a link among neuropathy, repetitive mechanical stress and ulcer formation, and launched the concept of total contact casting to relieve mechanical pressure. Remarkably, research showed that the control of mechanical forces led to wound closure in some cases and this served as one of the first viable alternatives to amputation. More

Federal judge orders stay of health care law ruling
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A federal judge in Florida granted a motion to stay his earlier ruling that the health care reform law is unconstitutional, pending an appeal by the Obama administration within seven days of the new order. The move by Judge Roger Vinson of Federal District Court in Pensacola suspends his Jan. 30, 2011 order dismissing the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and allows implementation of the Act to continue as the case is pending appeal. More

Laser is new tool in targeting toenail fungus
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Karen sits in the treatment chair at the podiatrist's office and extends her bare feet. "I don't have that bad of nails," she says, looking at the pale yellow and white spots scattered across her toenails. She can easily mask the toenail fungus with polish, but she's nevertheless eager to get rid of it. She has had the infection 10 years, despite two rounds of anti-fungal medications. More

Meet Drs. Andros, Rogers and Armstrong - today at 9 p.m. EST
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George Andros, MD, Lee Rogers, DPM, FACFAOM, and David Armstrong, DPM, PhD, will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky.  Andros, Rogers and Armstrong are internationally known experts in diabetic limb salvage and will bring their combined expertise to this round table discussion. 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

Do shoe inserts really help ease foot pain?
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VideoBriefAccording to a recent survey, 90 percent of U.S. women wear shoes that look good, even though they kill our feet. Could adding insoles to our shoes help ease the pain? Makers of shoe insoles claim their products can help "prevent foot aches and pains" or provide "all-day comfort" and "cushion the entire foot area." So Consumer Reports put shoe insoles to the test, checking out four that cost $8 to $13. More

Are your shoes too old?
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From the faithful running shoe to the whimsical sandal, from the sensible work loafer to the sexy stiletto, all shoes reach a point at which they have outlived their usefulness, and we must let them go. Our time together may seem fleeting but we hang onto favorites past their prime at our peril. "The shoe wears out in the area where we overload it, so the part where you need the most support isn't there," said Minneapolis podiatrist Paul Langer, clinical professor at the University of Minnesota. "A worn shoe can exaggerate the biomechanical faults you already have." More

Rare fractures linked to drugs for weak bones
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Dr. Jennifer Schneider was on a New York City subway when the train jolted and she shifted her weight onto her right leg. Suddenly, her thighbone snapped and she collapsed to the floor. "I could hear it and I could feel it," Schneider says. "I knew it was broken, instantly. I could not understand how this possibly could have happened from standing on a train." More

Severe bunions take toll on quality of life
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Bunions, a common but painful deformity of the foot, are more likely to develop in older people and women, a new study has found. And the more severe the bunion, the more likely the person is to have pain in other parts of the body, leading to declines in both general and foot-specific health-related quality of life, researchers say. More

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