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Study finds increase in running-related injuries among children
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The annual number of running-related injuries has increased 34 percent during a 14-year period, according to a study published in the Feb. 2011 issue of Clinical Pediatrics. Investigators examined running-related injuries - primarily sprains and strains to the lower extremities - among children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years, finding an estimated 225,344 cases treated in emergency departments throughout the United States from 1994 to 2007. The data was collected from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. More

Derma Sciences' diabetic foot ulcers drug trial meets primary endpoint
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Derma Sciences, Inc. a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, announced positive results from its phase II clinical trial with DSC127 in patients with diabetic foot ulcers, including meeting the trial's primary endpoint, the proportion of study ulcers healed by 12 weeks as defined by 100 percent epithelialized with no drainage, as well as all secondary endpoints measured at this time. DSC127 is a patented, topically applied novel angiotensin analogue that targets receptors that are up-regulated upon injury to tissue. More

GOP senators move to let states opt out of health care law
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Two Republican senators are launching an effort to enable states to opt out of the nation's health care law, after a federal judge ruled the legislation unconstitutional. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., say their measure would allow states to shield their residents from the federal law's requirement to buy health insurance coverage. The mandate is the heart of the law, which U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson said on Jan. 31 was unconstitutional. More

Treating psoriasis in the lower extremity
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Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, immune mediated skin disorder with extensive ongoing research dedicated to therapies that target specific pathways and immune mediators. Psoriasis occurs in 2.6 percent of the population in the United States. Given the numerous therapies available, choosing the optimal course of treatment can be overwhelming for the practitioner. Accordingly, let us take a closer look at key clinical considerations in managing plaque psoriasis and review the current and emerging topical medications. More

Meet Dr. Patrick Deheer - today at 9 p.m. EST
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Patrick Deheer, DPM, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Deheer is a well-known podiatric sports medicine authority and humanitarian. 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

Will reimbursement changes adversely affect preventative wound care?
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The 2011 update in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) physician fee schedule can be projected to reduce reimbursement for wound care services in facilities by 22 percent. While Congress called for a 0 percent update in the fee schedule for 2011, the CMS cut the conversion factor from $36.8729 to $33.9764, which is an approximate -7.8 percent reduction. The conversion factor cut is designed to help keep the relative value unit (RVU) changes budget neutral. More

Rare ankle replacement allows long walks to resume
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Daily walks were put on hold in 2009 when retired Army Sgt. Maj. Mike Mead could no longer suppress the pain in his left ankle. A total ankle replacement, one of the first done in Bay County in Florida in the past decade, has given the career solider relief from the pain and a return to his walks. Mead took three one-mile walks a day with his dog, at least until this time last year when the pain kept him off the walking paths. He is slowly building up his strength to return to his longer walks. He currently can walk about a mile a day. More

Dr. Burton S. Schuler explains pronation and plantar fasciitis
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Since the majority of Americans who suffer from foot problems suffer from heel pain, it is crucial to understand the common causes and treatments for this pernicious medical issue. One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, which is caused by the degradation of the plantar fascia, a fibrous ligament that is found at the bottom of the foot. This degradation results from the inflammation that happens when people are on their feet most of the day. While treatment for plantar fasciitis includes proper shoes, drugs, stretching exercises, and orthotics, you may find yourself trying all of these various treatments with little or no impact. More

Unionized podiatrists offer free foot, ankle care to NFL players
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Unionized podiatrists at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia are offering free foot and ankle care to any active NFL player in the event of a league lockout or strike. The podiatrists are members of the First National Guild for Healthcare Providers of the Lower Extremity, Guild 45 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO. More
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