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Lasers in Podiatric Practice at ACFAOM 2012 - Oct.11-14, 2012
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ACFAOM 2012 will feature Lasers in Podiatric Practice: Pros and Cons. This educational track includes a plenary session on Saturday, Oct. 13 where you will learn from a panel of experts and moderator Dr. Bryan Markinson about the real and practical issues you will need to consider on how to use lasers to treat onychomycosis and other conditions AND for pain management. Sunday's workshop on Oct. 14 will be hands-on and will give you an exciting opportunity to handle and test lasers in action. This track will be a great opportunity to hear and see, and ask questions about, everything you need to know if you are considering adding lasers to your practice technology. The conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista located directly across from Downtown Disney. The focus of the ACFAOM conference will be Wound Management, Medicine, and Dermatology/Pathology. Also, a new feature this year will be a special surgery track presented by ASPS. Save $100 by registering before July 9. More

Meet Terry Spilken, DPM - today at 9 p.m.
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Dr. Terry Spilken 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. Spilken currently serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Sciences at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and has a private practice, Complete Foot & Ankle Care, in Livingston, N.J. He has written several books and has served as podiatric consultant for numerous professional dance companies and sports teams. 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

Obesity stokes rheumatoid arthritis with more than just extra weight
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes painful joint inflammation and can be debilitating for many people who suffer from it. New research shows that the female hormone estrogen, along with proteins produced by the body's fat cells, may play an important role in the development of the disease. More

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Can traditional herbal medicine help heal chronic diabetic foot ulcers?
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Despite the multitude of wound healing products and technologies that have come out in recent years, the treatment of chronic diabetic ulcers still remains a challenge. An evolving scientific understanding of wound physiology has led to the introduction of new wound care products targeting specific wound healing abnormalities. More

4 ways social media can improve your medical practice
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Although patients may appreciate social media for the active dialogue with physicians and access to trusted educational material, social media can provide value to physicians and their practices in ways doctors may not have considered. More

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4 healthcare questions the Supreme Court is asking
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The Supreme Court this week will rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, adding a new chapter to the debate over the healthcare overhaul. The court, however, isn't just going to vote up or down on the issue - there are a number of questions it has to answer. More

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Podiatrists recommend laser therapy for best toenail fungus treatment
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Jay S. Berenter, DPM, writes, "In past columns, we've detailed the innovative new Cool Touch laser therapy procedure for onychomycosis, or fungal toenails. We believe this to be the best toenail fungus treatment currently available to patients, and encourage anyone suffering from nail fungus to learn more about how the Cool Touch laser works. Unlike traditional fungus treatments, which carry potentially dangerous side effects, the Cool Touch laser is safe, non-invasive and fully effective – and requires neither internal medication nor surgical downtime." More

Diabetic foot infections: Progress meets pitfalls
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New evidence-based guidelines on the management of diabetic foot infections reflect significant advances by research­ers and clinicians, but the recent emer­gence of regulatory hurdles has slowed the development of new antibiotic drugs for treating those infections. More

Obesity costs billions of dollars annually
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The problem of obesity is growing - along with our waistlines. "You look around and you just see people unable to walk and unable to get out of cars and in wheelchairs because they're obese, and they can't walk," Registered dietitian Sandra Koulourides says. "I just think we have to realize we have to do something about it." More

Foot strike in runners: Influence on injury risk
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Different foot strike patterns are associ­ated with different means of attenuating and redistributing forces during running, which may have implications for injury risk and rehabilitation. Researchers, however, have yet to fully examine and understand those implica­tions. More

Patients 'shocked' by low Medicare reimbursements
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Physicians often feel that Medicare reimbursements are too low for the amount of work they perform, and a new study suggests that patients not only agree, but they worry about low Medicare rates threatening their access to needed care. For the study, published in the Journal of Arthoplasty, researchers asked orthopedic patients to estimate what they thought surgeons should be paid for total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty, as well as what they thought Medicare actually reimbursed doctors for the procedures. More

Ultrasound guided corticosteroid injection for plantar fasciitis: randomized controlled trial
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound guided corticosteroid injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The participants included 82 people with a clinical and ultrasound diagnosis of plantar fasciitis unrelated to systemic inflammatory disease. Primary outcomes were pain, as measured by the foot health status questionnaire (0-100 point scale), and plantar fascia thickness, measured by ultrasound at 4, 8, and 12 weeks. More


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