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Meet Alison Wishart (UK), Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, FACFAOM, and Joseph Caporusso, DPM today at 9 p.m. ET
Drs. Alison Wishart, Matthew Garoufalis and Joseph Caporusso will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Meet the Masters will feature interviews of world podiatry leaders; Dr. Joseph Caporusso, Alison Wishart, and Dr. Matthew Garoufalis held at the World Congress of Podiatry. They will discuss current podiatric practices and methodologies both in the U.S. and U.K. Dr. Wishart will share recent findings from The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in London. American practitioners, Drs. Garoufalis and Caporusso will offer thoughts on successful patient care within ongoing healthcare reform. 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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A new approach to healing diabetic foot ulcers
Ulcers are caused due to a breach in the skin which fails to heal. Initiated by injuries, skin infections, poor blood circulation, or sensory loss, foot ulcers may become a serious complication in up to 15 percent of all diabetic patients. Chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) need prolonged treatment and may even lead to amputation.
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Getting runners back on their feet after subungual hematomas
Podiatry Today
Nicholas A. Campitelli DPM, FACFAS writes, "Subungual hematomas frequently occur in distance runners and I tend to see a lot of them in my practice. While it can be a controversial topic in regard to either draining or removing the entire nail, I learned early in my career that it is best to remove the entire nail."
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Going beyond online marketing: An MD's how-to
Business 2 Community via Yahoo Small Business Advisor
Marketing medical practices is a difficult endeavor. Between competition, time restraints, and knowing what to use and what to say, Web-based strategies are again and again hailed as a number one priority for MD marketing. But like all things business, a pinch of diversity goes a long way. Often, medical practices will rely on an in-house, tech-savvy specialist or an outside source for generating Internet exposure (social media, blogs, websites, etc.) while the practice's staff focuses on going beyond online marketing.
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Location, location: High pressures don't predict all ulcers
Lower Extremity Review
Practitioners often deem all areas of elevated peak plantar pressure in patients with diabetes at some risk for ulceration. A study published in September, how­ever, suggests this risk varies with the specific location of pressure, and investigators say findings highlight the importance of monitoring plantar pressure as part of preventive care.
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Online physician reviews mostly positive, but reliability questioned
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
A new survey finds a large number of doctors regularly monitor reviews written about them online. But that may not equate to an overwhelming endorsement of physician review websites. The survey of 360 doctors, sponsored by ZocDoc, found 85 percent actively monitor online reviews about themselves, and 36 percent look at their competitors' reviews. Other studies have found while reviews are generally positive, they may not offer a complete picture.
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Study: Could changing your running stride decrease knee pain?
Philadelphia Magazine
Have you ever tried altering your running form? It’s kind of like trying to write your name with your non-writing hand: It feels like a wobbly, drunk four-year-old has possessed your body, and it can be a pretty uncomfortable endeavor, at least at first. But a study recently published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests that switching up your running form, while a bit difficult in the beginning, could be just the fix for runners experiencing knee and Achilles’ tendon pain.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    What's the worst shoe for your feet? (Refinery29)
Achilles pain, poor glute control linked (Runner's World)
Physician burnout: No one cares — but you should (By Dr. Jonathan Kaplan)
Study: Low back pain tied to flat feet (Reuters Health via Chicago Tribune)
Control of the motion of the body's center of mass in relation to the center of pressure during high-heeled gait (Gait & Posture)

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The new rules for sprained ankles
Men's Journal
The official line from the Red Cross, coaches, physiotherapists, and most doctors, is that there is a scientific method to dealing with a sprain – Ice, Compress, and Elevate (the so-called ICE method). But a recent position paper from the National Athletic Trainers Association says that's probably not the best approach to a sprain. After reviewing available science on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehab of sprained ankles, the most common joint injury in sports, the Trainers Association found that ICE was an oversimplified method and not effective at speeding up the healing process.
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US obesity rate levels off, but still an epidemic
USA Today
Obesity among U.S. adults is continuing to level off after several decades of skyrocketing growth, new government data show. In 2012, about 34.9 percent of the people in this country were obese, which is roughly 35 pounds over a healthy weight. That is not significantly different from the 35.7 percent who were obese in 2010. In both 2010 and 2012 about 78 million adults were obese; more than 50 million of those were white, according to the latest statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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To hire or not hire a billing service sponsored resources
Physician's Practice
The business of medicine is growing more complicated every day. At some point, many practices ask. Should we hire a billing service? This white paper can help you answer that question and make the best choice for your practice.
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The relationship between foot posture and lower limb kinematics during walking: A systematic review
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Variations of foot type, such as a low- or high-arched foot, are thought to be an intrinsic risk factor for lower extremity injury. One of the proposed mechanisms by which foot posture may contribute to injury is via altered motion of the lower extremity. Therefore, the aim of this review was to investigate the relationship between foot type and dynamic lower limb and foot kinematics during walking.
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