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ACFAOM presents its Live Learning Center
ACFAOM is pleased to announce the opening of our Live Learning Center as another great benefit for all ACFAOM members. We believe it will help you fulfill the basic goal of ACFAOM's mission, to assure that lower extremity biomechanics and medicine remain the cornerstone of podiatric practice. ACFAOM firmly believes that an emphasis in these areas of the scope of podiatric practice will not only enhance the quality of your services to your patients but will also help you build a financially successful office. For more details about this important development in ACFAOM's services to our members and the profession click here.
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Meet Michael Miller, DO, FACOS, FAPWCA, WCC — today at 9 p.m. ET
Dr. Michael Miller will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Miller is a Board Certified General Surgeon and Certified Wound Care Specialist who has practiced wound care exclusively for over 19 years in Indiana. He is the CEO and Medical Director of The Miller Care Group which provides a variety of specialty care services. 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.
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Researchers testing two physical therapy treatments for plantar fasciitis
Loyola University Health System via Medical Xpress
Loyola University Medical Center is conducting a clinical trial on two physical therapy regimens to treat plantar fasciitis, which causes stabbing heel pain. In the Loyola study, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups. One group will receive therapy treatments that focus on soft tissue mobilization, with massage and techniques that release muscle tightness. This is performed with hand manipulation by a physical therapist. The other group will receive an instrument-assisted therapy called the Graston Technique.
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Treating posterior medial ankle pain in a juvenile patient after an ankle 'sprain'
Podiatry Today
A 10-year-old healthy female presented to the clinic with a chief complaint of posterior medial ankle pain that started three months prior to the appointment after she suffered an ankle sprain. The patient did not remember the mechanism of injury but recalled "feeling a pop." She presented to urgent care at that time and radiographs revealed no fracture. The patient received a diagnosis of a sprain and went home with no treatment.
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Predicting recurrence after clubfoot treatment
Lower Extremity Review
In the search for factors that predict recurrence after use of the Ponseti method for successful treatment of idiopathic clubfoot, conclusive evidence is in short supply. However, the one factor that is consistently associated with the risk of recurrence is compliance with brace wear.
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3 practice-retention strategies borrowed from hospitals
Today, more than ever, running any type of healthcare organization is an all-hands-on-deck enterprise. Building a strong crew isn't easy. You need clinicians and employees who are not just highly skilled, compassionate and reliable, but who also fit the culture of your practice. We know that turnover is expensive, but replacing these individuals is far more costly than can be conveyed on paper.
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Data is no less secure even as HIPAA enforcement is here
By Lindy Benton
The headlines are endless and ever-growing: Healthcare data is at risk. However, despite continued efforts to address security loopholes across the sector, simply "taking action" to mitigate damage is not an effective strategy, and it won't work long term. Healthcare data is becoming increasingly targeted. According to an Identity Theft Resource Center report, for example, healthcare accounted for 42.5 percent of major data breaches in 2014, overtaking the business sector for the second straight year.
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Botulinum toxin-A may be effective in painful diabetic neuropathy
Endocrinology Advisor
Botulinum toxin-A appears to be beneficial for painful diabetic neuropathy, according to a meta-analysis published in Pain Medicine. Dr. Shaheen E. Lakhan, from the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation in Los Angeles, and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of two studies using BTX-A in the treatment of neuropathic pain.
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Efinaconazole topical solution, 10 percent: The benefits of treating onychomycosis early
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology via PubMed
The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy of efinaconazole topical solution, 10 percent in onychomycosis patients with early and long-standing disease.
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