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Last call for ACFAOM 2010, Aug. 26-29, Disney World
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If you plan to attend ACFAOM's 2010 Annual Clinical Conference, Aug. 26-29, at Disney World, but have not yet pre-registered please do so by tomorrow. Attendance is well ahead of last year so a great meeting is anticipated, and registering before the meeting begins will save you time. Online registration will close on Wednesday (Aug. 18) and all registrations received after Wednesday (by fax or mail) will be considered 'on-site registrations'. However, if you do not pre-register you will be able to register at the conference hotel. The conference registration desk will open at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Conference Center of the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., (across from Downtown Disney). For details about the Program, Registration, Hotel/Disney World Tickets, click here. If you have questions call 1-800-265-8263. More

A guide to common foot and ankle golf injuries
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Foot and ankle injuries that happen during golf activities can occur from traumatic events but are more likely to occur from overuse type injuries. Having practiced in a golf resort and retirement community for over 20 years, I have seen many different overuse injuries that could be directly related to the mechanics of the golf swing. More

Adult stem cell research far ahead of embryonic
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Recently, Dr. Thomas Einhorn was treating a patient with a broken ankle that wouldn't heal, even with multiple surgeries. So he sought help from the man's own body. Einhorn drew bone marrow from the man's pelvic bone with a needle, condensed it to about four teaspoons of rich red liquid, and injected that into his ankle. More

Visual Media Concepts: Pre-Show Special For All ACFAOM Members!

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Annual ACFAOM meeting at the end of this month. Even if you don't attend, mention this ad to get BOTH reception room videos, ALL THREE treatment room videos, and 100 handout DVD discs to share with your patients--all for only $799! PLUS, get 2 months FREE of online video streaming on your web site. LEARN MORE

After PMMC performs full ankle replacement, osteoarthritis no longer slows down active woman
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When Margie Baer learned she had osteoarthritis 15 years ago, she knew she wanted to live her life as she did before she had this degenerative disease. "I've always been a woman on the move and I never could stand to just sit for any length of time," said Baer, adding her positive attitude and faith always helped her confront difficulties, including living with the chronic pain of arthritis. More

Expert insights on dispensing wound care products in the office
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The coming pandemic of diabetes and the monumental impact that it will have on the delivery of health services should be well known to any podiatrist. In addition to the epidemic of obesity, the aging population and the massive increase in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), podiatrists are on the cusp of a tsunami of increasing lower extremity pathology. More

Minimally-invasive endovascular therapy offers a safe and effective treatment option for patients with severe peripheral arterial disease
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The most common symptom of PAD is claudication (leg pain) that occurs when walking but disappears during rest. Other symptoms include numbness, leg cramps, cold legs or feet, and skin discoloration. Blocked blood flow to the legs can raise the risk of getting an infection and cause ulcers that do not heal in the affected limbs. In very serious cases, it can lead to tissue death (gangrene) and inevitably leg amputation. More

A stretching routine can prevent pain from plantar fasciitis.
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When Rick Drehobl got up every morning and stood up to walk, a pain like nails shooting into his heels jolted him awake. "It was absolutely brutal," he said. "I could barely walk in the morning. It was very, very painful." Drehobl, 52, a retired Rosemont police officer who worked constantly on his feet, was suffering from one of the most common causes of heel pain: plantar fasciitis. More

Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease in patients at non-high cardiovascular risk. Rationale and design of the Pandora study
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Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a marker of widespread atherosclerosis. Individuals with PAD, most of whom do not show typical PAD symptoms ('asymptomatic'patients), are at increased risk of cardiovascular ischaemic events. More

Treatment for diabetics cost US hospitals 25 percent more than stays for non-diabetics
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U.S. hospitals spent $83 billion in 2008 caring for people with diabetes, according to the latest news and numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In that year, nearly one of every five hospitalizations involved a person with diabetes. More
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