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Healthcare reform: What it means for your specialty
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Despite being upheld by the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act remains a subject of debate heading into next month's presidential election. Meanwhile, government affairs experts are working to determine just how the ACA will affect lower extremity practitioners. More

Meet Allen Jacobs, DPM - today at 9 p.m.
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Dr. Allen Jacobs 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. Join Dr. Jacobs as he discusses traditional management regimens, metabolic management, nerve fiber density testing and other areas as he covers neuropathy in this week's session. 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

Treating posterior tibial dysfunction
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Dr. Robert Weiss writes, "Recently our office examined a local high school female cross country runner. She was in her first race and suffering from posterior tibial dysfunction. This condition is one of the most common problems of the foot and ankle." More

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A shoe that's fit: Selecting proper equipment will protect your feet in the long run
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When it comes to selecting a proper running shoe, the options can seem overwhelming and the terminology alone is enough to turn anyone off. "It can be a little bit intimidating when you're new to running or trying to find a new shoe," said Ed Griffin, owner of specialty running store Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y. Throughout his 12 years in the business, he's seen the importance of making the process as approachable as possible. More

Doctors tell how they use social media as professional watercooler
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David May, M.D., describes Twitter as a doctors' lounge. When he wants to discuss the latest journal articles or clinical research, there are always other doctors on hand to offer their opinions and add to the discussion. But unlike a doctors' lounge, the discussion isn't limited to colleagues down the hospital corridor. It can include thousands of people from around the world. More

Decline in diabetic foot ulcers in clinical practice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The incidence of foot ulcers developing in diabetes patients is decreasing, particularly in Type 2 diabetes, say researchers. Presenting the findings at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 48th Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany, Anne Rasmussen from the Steno Diabetes Center in Gentofte, Denmark said incidence of first foot ulcers registered at the clinic has significantly decreased over the last 10 years in patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. More

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As fiscal cliff looms, Medicare and Medicaid face uncertain futures
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No matter who wins the election on Nov. 6, official Washington will have to deal with something called the "fiscal cliff" before the end of the year. What's coming is a perfect storm of expiring tax cuts, scheduled budget cuts, and various other spending changes scheduled to take place Jan. 1 unless Congress and President Obama (who, no matter what, will still be president until next Jan. 20) agree on a way to avert them. More

Ankle bracing: Exploring effects on proximal joints
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Research suggests that the ankle's ability to absorb its share of energy during landing from a jump is altered with the use of an ankle brace. The extent to which this effect might influence risk of injury to other lower extremity joints or soft tissues, however, remains unclear. More

So what's all the flap over flip-flops?
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In Houston, we wear our flip-flops all year. Thanks to mild weather and a casual culture, we don't have to wait for summer to show our toes and make that slap-slap sound on the sidewalk. But be careful, flip-flop fanatics. The weather may permit it, but your feet weren't made for walking around on a thin slab of rubber all the time. More

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Combined antimicrobial and light therapy effective for treating foot ulcers    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Results from a phase II study show that antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (PDT) is significantly more effective than placebo for treating patients with chronic leg ulcers. Writing in the British Journal of Dermatology, Lesley Rhodes (University of Manchester, U.K.) and colleagues report that after three months, 50 percent of ulcers treated with PDT had healed completely compared with only 12.5 percent of those in the placebo group. More

Verifying patient health benefits a must at your medical practice
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Two dollars and fifty-five cents. That's how much it costs for an employee making $15 per hour, to take 10 minutes to perform an insurance verification. Can you afford $2.55 over the thousands of dollars you could stand to lose if something is not paid for because verification was not performed? More

The biomechanics of running
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This review article summarizes the current literature regarding the analysis of running gait. It is compared to walking and sprinting. The current state of knowledge is presented as it fits in the context of the history of analysis of movement. The characteristics of the gait cycle and its relationship to potential and kinetic energy interactions are reviewed. The timing of electromyographic activity is provided. Kinematic and kinetic data (including center of pressure measurements, raw force plate data, joint moments, and joint powers) and the impact of changes in velocity on these findings is presented. More

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