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Call for abstracts deadline July 13 - for poster presentation at ACFAOM 2012, Oct. 11-14, Disney World
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The deadline for receipt of abstracts for poster presentation at ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference is July 13. All abstracts selected for the poster presentation on Friday, Oct. 12, will be published in The Foot, ACFAOM's official journal, which has an international readership. ACFAOM 2012 will feature Wound Management, Medicine, Dermatology/Pathology, and Biomechanics, using both didactic and hands-on workshop learning, with additional sessions on billing & coding, EMRs, HIPAA compliance, and other issues relevant to office-based practice. To review guidelines and submit an abstract online click here. You can also register for the conference online, view the preliminary program, and make hotel reservations. More

Meet Dr. Douglas Stoker, DPM - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Douglas Stoker, DPM 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. Stoker currently practices at the Podiatry Center in Salt Lake City and is a past president of the Utah Medical Podiatry Association. With many years of experience in coding and practice management, he is eager to answer your questions and help you improve your practice. 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

Doctors who get sore feet: Most people see a podiatrist only when pain develops
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Feet are the furthest thing from our minds when it comes to health concerns. Asked which of eight factors are very important to their overall health in a survey by Edge Research, only half of adults named care of the feet - the lowest ranking among the eight and well below concerns such as eye and tooth care. More

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Key insights on intractable plantar keratoses
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Due to their unique presentation, intractable plantar keratoses can be challenging to treat and can be particularly painful. This author reviews the biomechanical causes of intractable plantar keratoses, offers pearls on making a diagnosis and provides a guide to surgical techniques for various iterations of the condition. More

Physician salaries vary widely among academics
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Go West, academic urologist. You may earn more than $455,000 annually there, compared to $300,000 in the Midwest. Whatever you do in academic circles, if you seek a very nice, comfortable salary, be a department chair and a specialist. Then again, if you are engaged in academia, it isn't all about the money is it? There's more money in private practice, of course, but we'll get to that later. More

6 myths about bunion surgery
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A bunion is a structural problem of the big toe joint causing a boney prominence. Surgery is commonly performed to correct the problem. Some people simply avoid surgery because they may have "heard" some misnomers that guide their decision. More

Lower extremity focus helps cut risk of falls
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Falls are common, disabling and costly. Causes are multifactorial but include foot disorders, ill-fitting footwear, and poor bal­ance. Recent research supports a multi­dis­ci­plinary approach to falls prevention and indicates that lower extremity practi­tioners can play an important role. More

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Obesity accounts for 21 percent of US healthcare costs
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Obesity now accounts for almost 21 percent of U.S. healthcare costs – more than twice the previous estimates, reports a new Cornell University study. The research, which is the first to show the causal effect of obesity on medical care costs, uses new methods and makes a stronger case for government intervention to prevent obesity, the authors say in the January issue of the Journal of Health Economics. More

Wrong foot: Barefoot running craze takes hit
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The shoeless stride has been a hot trend, with more and more people running barefoot and shoe companies targeting "barefooters" with minimalist shoe designs. While the barefoot craze has always been hotly debated, a new study makes a case for lacing up your running shoes. More

Fix critical leaks in your revenue cycle
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As FiercePracticeManagement has reported previously, private medical practices can lose up to 15 percent of their profits through cracks in their revenue cycles. And in today's difficult healthcare environment, just a few small leaks can threaten to sink even the most well-run practices. More

A closer look at exercise for patients with diabetic wounds
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Dr. Desmond Bell writes, "Let me begin by stating that exercise and patients with diabetes are not mutually exclusive. This also holds true for a patient with diabetes who has a non-healing foot ulcer. Preliminary research suggests that exercise may work to increase the rate of wound healing in such patients." More

Effective management tips for physician practice owners
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There have been a number of discussions on the mechanics of employee management, ranging from the requirement of good employment manuals and knowing how to fire the right way to the necessity of employment practices liability insurance. Many of those issues can be taught and organized into a system, but where art meets science for business owners and executives, which practice owners are, is the life-long learning process of being a good manager and leader. More

Cell phones change the way we walk
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Cell phone use among pedestrians leads to increased cognitive distraction, reduced situation awareness and increases in unsafe behavior. Performing a dual-task, such as talking or texting with a cell phone while walking, may interfere with working memory and result in walking errors. At baseline, thirty-three participants visually located a target 8 meters ahead; then vision was occluded and they were instructed to walk to the remembered target. One week later participants were assigned to either walk, walk while talking on a cell phone, or walk while texting on a cell phone toward the target with vision occluded. More


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