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Save the dates for ACFAOM's 2011 Annual Clinical Conference, Oct. 27-30, in Orlando, Fla.
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ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference, designed by doctors for doctors, will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, on the campus of Disney World, Oct. 27-30. This year's conference features the typical ACFAOM hallmarks: 21 CME credits and a cutting-edge clinically relevant and comprehensive program offering a full spectrum of sessions fundamental to the office-based practice of podiatric medicine, including medicine, applied biomechanics, chronic wound management, and dermatology/pathology. Also on the program, special focus sessions on diagnostic ultrasound, electronic medical records, HIPAA compliance and billing & coding. Lectures and 'hands-on' workshops. You can enjoy all of this in a relaxed, intimate and pleasant setting and enjoy the best that Disney World has to offer for Halloween. To view the preliminary scientific program and faculty, click here! More

Neurocognitive contributors to noncontact injury
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Unintentional injuries related to sport and physical activity are very common in the lower extremity and include more than one million severe sprains annually at the knee and ankle. Many of these result from what are considered noncontact mechanisms, whereby individuals are not struck by another player, but simply move in a manner that directs excessive loads into the ligamentous structure rather than absorbing them within musculotendinous tissue. More

Meet 'Running Doctor' Richard Braver - today at 9 p.m. EST
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Richard T. Braver, DPM, FACFAS, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Braver has been on the medical staff of numerous walking and running races, including the Boston, Chicago and New York City marathons. He also interned at the New York City Ballet and in the Department of Biomechanics of the United States Olympic Committee training center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and has been a consult and wear tester for several of the major athletic shoe companies. Currently he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Runner's World and also a contributing writer to Podiatry Today. 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

A guide to disarticulation 'guillotine' amputation techniques
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Necrotizing foot infections frequently result in the need for proximal amputation. Although preservation of limb length primarily and foot length secondarily are goals of functional limb salvage, in its purest sense, successful limb salvage involves preservation of a functional knee joint that one can fit with a prosthesis. More

Medicaid enrollment to outpace primary care providers
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The growth in Medicaid enrollment under health care reform will greatly outpace growth in the number of primary care physicians willing to treat new Medicaid patients in much of the country - particularly the South and Mountain West, a national study shows. More

Bunions more common in women
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New research has found that an increase in the severity of bunions not only increased foot pain and impaired mobility, but also affected people's general health and quality of life. Bunion deformity was found in 36 percent of the study sample. It occurred more frequently in women and older individuals. The study also found that pain in other parts of the body beyond the foot was associated with increased bunion severity. More

The shoe review: From high heels to low flats, local podiatrists analyze footwear
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Women have been told that sometimes they have to suffer for fashion. That is certainly true when it comes to shoes. Whether it's sky-high stilettos or the latest sandal trend, women's shoes are not often designed for function over fashion. Local podiatrists give us the low-down on how our feet are affected by various styles of shoes. More

Diabetes up again across US
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its fact sheet on diabetes in the United States, and sadly, the incidence of the disease has again increased across all age groups, genders and races. It now affects 25.8 million people, or 8.3 percent of the U.S. population. Unfortunately, 7 million of those individuals are not diagnosed, so they are not receiving proper treatment. More

Flat feet can cause health problems later in life
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Parents and pediatricians have historically ignored signs and symptoms of flat feet, but new evidence suggests this oversight has created a large number of patients with foot problems that crop up in adulthood. To the public, flat feet exist when there is no visible arch seen when a child is barefoot. To a podiatrist, flat feet, or hyperpronation, is a condition caused by the hereditary misalignment of the bones of the foot just below the ankle that can often cause a variety of foot and musculoskeletal problems. More
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