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'Onychomycosis Update' by Dr Warren Joseph at ACFAOM 2014
On Saturday, June 7, Dr. Warren Joseph will lecture on the latest approaches to treating onychomycosis. This will be one segment of 5 hours of CME sponsored by Anacor Pharmaceuticals on 'A Day in the Life of Your Medical Practice', where real clinical cases will be the basis of your learning led by expert faculty members Drs. Kathleen Satterfield, Jason Harrill, and Jarrod Shapiro on Friday, June 6.

ACFAOM 2014 (June 5-8, Alexandria, VA), with 26 possible CMEs, will also present 4-hour interactive learning sessions using case studies (not the usual passive lectures) on Biomechanics, Wound Care, Imaging, and the Business of Podiatric Medicine, plus the popular 4-hour Billing & Coding Workshop by Dr. Michael Warshaw, with the 300-page 2014 Podiatry Manual included.

Full Program details here. Registration here. Remember, for all paid-up ACFAOM members, ACFAOM 2014 is absolutely FREE if you register by May 5. That's 22 CE credit hours plus a discount on your PICA premium - at no cost. One-day registration also available.
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Meet Amol Saxena, DPM and Richard Bouché, DPM today at 9 PM ET
Drs. Amol Saxena and Richard Bouché will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 PM ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Saxena is the editor of "International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery" and is published in several orthopedic peer-reviewed journals and texts. Dr. Bouché is one of podiatry's masters in the world of Sports Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 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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Keys to treating common triathlon injuries
Podiatry Today
The combination of a diehard mindset and the stresses triathletes must endure can lead to repetitive injuries. Accordingly, this author provides a treatment guide for common triathlon injuries such as stress fractures, blisters and Achilles tendonitis.
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Doctor or nurse? Blurring the lines of medical treatment
By Dorothy L. Tengler
The journal Academic Medicine recently called for articles addressing these questions: What is a doctor? What is a nurse? Thirty years ago this would have been an absurd issue not only for doctors and nurses, but for patients as well. Roles were clearly delineated within the disciplines. The white coat indicated a doctor, and the white uniform and cap identified the nurse. The unspoken question here is whether nurses and doctors still have delineated roles, or are the roles, along with the skills, beginning to equalize?
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Post procedure clopidogrel cuts amputation rates
Clinical Endocrinology News
Clopidogrel use after endovascular lower-extremity revascularization was significantly associated with 1-year freedom from amputation and survival, but only 38 percent of the Medicare population was on the drug post intervention in a large retrospective analysis. Patients with the most severe peripheral vascular disease, ulceration, or gangrene benefited the most from post revascularization clopidogrel (Plavix), but were the least likely to be using the drug, Dr. Mark L. Janzen said at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society.
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Diagnosing and treating Kaposi's Sarcoma
Podiatry Today
A 26-year-old Hispanic male presented to the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix with numerous well-circumscribed red to purple colored papules on his chest, back, oral mucosa, genitalia and lower extremity. Beginning below the right knee, the lesions become abundant and coalesce to form woody, indurated dark purple, brown and black plaques that cover most of the lower leg, ankle and foot.
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Rates of diabetes-related health problems are on the decline
Medical Daily
Left untreated, people suffering from diabetes can start to experience health complications in major organs, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys. Treatment for these complications continues to place a heavy burden on the U.S. health care system. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed a dramatic decrease in the rates of five major diabetes-related complications among Americans in the past 20 years, predominantly among those over the age of 75.
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How nurses can help with the challenges of the ACA
By Keith Carlson
The Affordable Care Act has now swung more fully into action as the first major deadline has come and gone. We all know that information is a form of power, and since nurses are indeed the most trusted professionals in the United States, we can be certain that many patients will turn to us for advice on navigating the ACA. As the ACA continues to become implemented more robustly, what responsibility do nurses carry vis-à-vis the education of our patients regarding the promises and challenges of this historic legislation?
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Chronic pain may be genetic, new research suggests
Medical News Today
Ever wonder why some people seem to have a higher tolerance for pain than others? New research - due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia - suggests the answer is genetic.
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