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Disney World conference invitation
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Let your family enjoy Disney World while you learn the latest on Chronic Wound Management, Orthotic Therapy, Basic Surgical Skills, Skin Biopsy & Plastic Surgery, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and Electronic Medical Records, with 'hands-on' workshops and 25 CMEs. The program covers the comprehensive scope of contemporary podiatric practice. To watch a video about the conference click here.

The annual clinical conference of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine will be held Aug. 26-29, in Orlando, Fla., at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, across from Downtown Disney. For program details, hotel accommodations, Disney World tickets, and to register on line, click here. If you have questions, call 301-718-6536.

Cuba leads diabetic foot treatment worldwide
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Cuba is currently leading worldwide in treating diabetic foot ulcers with Heberprot-P, a Cuban medication that has benefited more than 10,000 patients from many countries. Director of the Institute of Angiology and Vascular Surgery Hector Alvarez said Heberprot-P helps in the treatment of severe ulcers in diabetic patients with amputation risk. About 3,000 Cuban patients have benefited from this medication, said Alvarez to Cuban News Agency. More

Finding the soft spot: Researcher develops tool to measure tissue damage    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's currently no reliable tool to help prosthetic developers fit artificial limbs without ensuing discomfort or pain, or tell medical personnel when bed-ridden patients need to be moved to avoid bedsores and other problems. But help is now on the way. Prof. Amit Gefen of Tel Aviv University's Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed the prototype for a new device he calls the Soft Tissue Stress Monitor, designed to alleviate some of the deep tissue damage and problems suffered by the amputated and infirm. More

A leg up on X-rays
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Corin Q. Wilde, D.P.M., Southeast Kansas Foot Clinic, started out with the intention of becoming an anesthesiologist. "Then some people came by my college and talked about podiatric medicine, and I decided it was for me," he said. "There are very few podiatric emergencies, so I don't live by a beeper and can enjoy being with my family more. At the same time, I work with patients of all ages. We go to nursing homes, and I enjoy kids. No two days are the same." More

Barefoot running takes off
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John Milton gave up running in his mid-40s because of chronic injuries like shin splints, joint soreness and muscle pain. Six months ago, at 71, the Littleton man took up running again and so far he has not been plagued by the same problems that hampered his running in his youth. He says it is because he ditched the one thing that was the cause of his pain: his running shoes. More

Why the hightop has one foot in the grave
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This season's Western Conference Finals matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers is a meeting of the two most talented guards of this era -- Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant. Between them, these two balletic floor leaders have collected a combined 17 all-star nominations and 19 playoff trips in the past 10 years alone. But there's another, less obvious line that ought to be appended to their résumés. These two guys, more than any other pair of players in the NBA, have helped hasten the eventual demise of one of modern basketball's most celebrated icons: the hightop sneaker. More

Muscle fatigue linked to decreased postural stability
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Patients with no low back pain who have had inspiratory muscles fatigue (IMF) use a postural control strategy similar to that of patients with low back pain, resulting in decreased postural stability and suggesting that IMF might have a role in the high recurrence rate of low back pain (LBP), according to research published in the current issue of Spine. More

Hundreds graduate in medical field, midst health care reform debate
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Just as the nation's healthcare system is about to go through a controversial overhaul, nearly 800 Texas Tech students graduated from the Health Sciences Center with degrees in the medical field. Students received degrees in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy ready to go into the changing field of healthcare. But as students join the field, some doctors are leaving. More

Glyndon, Minn., woman's foot restored through hyperbaric therapy
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Jean Mahlum was walking across the living room of her Glyndon, Minn., home when her shoe caught on the carpet. She tripped, hyperflexing her right foot so it doubled up beneath her. That seemingly minor misstep in 2001 would balloon into a foot infection so severe that doctors believed the only option was amputation. More

Rising high heels correlate with falling economy. And pain.
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Ah, spring. Cherry blossoms, baby ducklings, heel blisters, tendon pulls, ankle fractures. Yes, sisters, the spring shoe season is upon us, and this year the heels are perilously, freakishly high. And not just the weirdo fashion week hooves you saw on the runways or the clear Lucite stilts in a certain catalogue that comes in the mail and has to be hidden from teenage boys. More

Podiatrists tapped as vital resource for global disaster relief
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More than three months after the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, the injuries many sustained in the event are still changing and claiming lives. With the initial earthquake leaving between 4,000-6,000 amputees to combat infection, podiatrists have continued to visit the battered area to help treat amputees and stave off future limb loss. In these types of disaster situations, a podiatrist's role is considered vital to keeping victims alive. More
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