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FREE Webinar on P.A.D. and Vascular Disease Update - today at 8 p.m EST
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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 today, 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 U.S. 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

Meet Drs. Jarrett, Benard and Payne - today at 9 p.m. EST
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Beth Jarrett, DPM, FACFAOM (Immediate Past President of ACFAOM), Marc Benard, DPM, FACFAOM, and Craig Payne, DipPod, MPH, 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. Jarrett, Benard and Payne are well known experts in lower extremity biomechanics. Australian Payne will join with Americans Jarrett and Benard to provide you with a unique opportunity to obtain a global perspective on the topic of lower extremity biomechanics. Learn a few distinctions that can improve your skills as you practice orthotics and surgery. 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

Keys to diagnosing and addressing PAD in patients with wounds
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With increasing numbers of elderly patients and patients with diabetes, clinicians will encounter more and more patients with wounds and ischemic legs. In the United States, an estimated 8 million patients, or approximately 12 percent of the adult population, have peripheral arterial disease. Accordingly, our expert panelists discuss pertinent diagnostic tips, appropriate referrals and how to ensure adequate follow-up on these high-risk patients who often present to wound care centers. More

10 health care reform market changes affecting physicians
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While the specific regulations from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are still evolving, the "barometer reading" for change is clear. Market place trends and health care reform have clear implications for physicians. The pace of change will depend on specific market dynamics, private payer initiatives, and the degree of physician organization and physician-hospital integration, not to mention government action. More

ARB averts early sign of diabetic nephropathy
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Preemptive treatment with an angiotensin-receptor blocker may delay onset of microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes but with a concerning signal for cardiovascular death, a randomized trial showed. The ARB olmesartan (Benicar) added on top of good blood pressure control extended the time to development of microalbuminuria onset by 23 percent compared with placebo (median 576 days versus 722, P=0.01), according to Hermann Haller, M.D., of the Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany, and colleagues. More

'Diabetes belt' emerges in Southeast US
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Individuals who live in one of several Southern states are significantly more likely to receive a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, as a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified what officials are calling the "diabetes belt" of the U.S. The belt stretches from Pennsylvania in the Northeast to Texas in the Southwest and includes all the states in between. More

The epidemiology of plantar fasciitis
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Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain presenting to the outpatient clinic. Although thought of as an inflammatory process, plantar fasciitis is a disorder of degenerative changes in the fascia, and may be more accurately termed plantar fasciosis. Plantar fasciitis is diagnosed on the basis of a history of pain on taking the first few steps in the morning, worsening pain with weightbearing, and pain and tenderness to palpation over the medial calcaneal tubercle. More

Fewer problems seen after ankle surgery in patients with uncomplicated vs. complicated diabetes
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Patients with diabetes associated with end organ damage show a greater risk of overall complications, non-infectious complications and the need for a second surgical procedure after operative treatment of an ankle fracture compared to those with uncomplicated diabetes, according to the results of this retrospective study. More

Bunions take toll on life
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Bunions, a common but painful deformity of the foot, are more likely to develop in older people and women. 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. More

Department of Health and Human Services waivers incite controversy
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As the Department of Health and Human Services proceeds with implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, the granting of hundreds of waivers from the law has become a controversial issue. As of January, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had granted more than 700 waivers for companies and organizations. Roughly 40 percent of the waivers granted thus far have been for unionized employees. More

Lung cancer risk may be detected by toenails
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A surprising new study finds that your risk of lung cancer may be detected by your toenails. The results show that men with high levels of nicotine in their toenails were about 3.5 times more likely to develop lung cancer than those with lower levels of nicotine, regardless of their smoking histories. More

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