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Save the dates for ACFAOM 2012 - Oct. 11-14, in Downtown Disney, Fla.
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This year's ACFAOM annual clinical conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton in the Disney World Resort ( The focus of the conference will be the traditional ACFAOM hallmark content of Biomechanics, Medicine, Wound Management, and Dermatology/Pathology, using adult didactic and hands-on workshop learning, PLUS a special surgery track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. The conference will provide a balanced education in all aspects of full-scope contemporary podiatry, with additional sessions on billing & coding, EHRs, HIPAA compliance, imaging, and other critical issues facing office-based practice. Mark off Oct. 11-14 on your practice calendar and plan on attending the most clinically relevant and practical conference you cannot afford to miss in 2012. More

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A scientific look at the dangers of high heels
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How shoes affect human gait is a controversial topic these days. The popularity of barefoot running, for instance, has grown in large part because of the belief, still unproven, that wearing modern, well-cushioned running shoes decreases foot strength and proprioception, the sense of how the body is positioned in space, and contributes to running-related injuries. Whether high heels might likewise affect the wearer's biomechanics and injury risk has received scant scientific attention, however, even though millions of women wear heels almost every day. More

Meet Dr. Goldsmith - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Harry Goldsmith, DPM, FACFAOM, 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. Goldsmith is co-founder and past president of the American College of Podiatric Medical Review, and has served as chairman of the APMA Coding Committee, and as co-chairman of the ACFAS Nomenclature and Coding Committee. He consults, writes and lectures widely on topics of billing and coding, medical review, medical documentation, managed care and standard of care issues. 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

Emerging trends in antibiotic prescriptions by podiatrists
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Dr. Warren S. Joseph writes, "I recently came across some fascinating data that breaks down the number of outpatient prescriptions written by podiatrists for all different classes of drugs in 2010. Unlike various surveys that have been done over the years by different magazines, this is hard data based on the actual number of scripts. I would like to comment on some findings I find interesting in the use of antibiotics." More

Breaking pointe: Foot and ankle injuries in dance
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Essential to the beauty of dance are the demanding biomechanics of the dancer, particularly at the foot and ankle. Injuries and pain are almost inevitable. But an understanding of the underlying issues - artistic as well as anatomical - can help practitioners keep dancers on their toes for as long as possible. More

Your foot size may change during pregnancy
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When was the last time you had your feet measured? If you can't quite remember, your so-called tried-and-true shoes may have your feet crying out for a different size. That's right, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 40 percent of male and female respondents couldn't remember the last time their feet were measured. Additionally, 65 percent of American women between the ages of 18 and 49 haven't had their feet measured within the last five years - meaning they are probably trekking around in shoes that don't fit. More

Fighting the 5 most common foot woes
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From eating better foods to getting an adequate amount of sleep and exercise, we're a very health-aware society. So why is it that many Americans routinely overlook one of the cornerstones of good health? While nearly 70 percent of Americans say they want to be healthier five years from now, just 51 percent recognize that foot health can be a key to achieving that goal, according to a survey from the American Podiatric Medical Association. More

Connecting the dots between diabetic foot ulcers, PAD and dangerous complications
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Pink ribbon. The juxtaposition of these two words translates into arguably the most recognized symbol anywhere, the looping image firmly embedded in our collective psyche and associated with breast cancer awareness. These words also conjure up a range of thoughts, emotions and an awareness of breast cancer that has transformed this terrible disease into a cause that extends beyond medical research. It is safe to say that minus the ribbon, the color pink alone has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness. More


SAVE THE DATES! October 11-14, Walt Disney World ® ( Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Surgery (by ASPS), Imaging, HIPAA, EHRs, billing & coding. Top faculty. 21 CMEs. MORE

Monofilament testing withstands critiques
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Experts continue to debate the relative merits of the Semmes-Weinstein mono­fila­ment for assessing diabetic foot ulcer risk, including how many sites on the foot should be tested, and which ones. But it's tough to argue with the technique's cost-effectiveness. More

Factors associated with poor healing and recurrence of venous ulceration
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (subscriber only)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Plastic surgeons are often approached for wound management and closure of chronic venous ulcers that fail to heal despite multimodal management. The authors present a retrospective analysis of a large series of venous ulcers to determine factors predicting nonhealing and recurrence. More
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