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December 6, 2018 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Training new physicians on skills related to emotional intelligence could help to reduce the incidence of burnout, which affects about half of U.S. physicians, a new study suggests.
In some areas of the country, demand grew by as much as 20 percent, according to a recent review.
Editor’s note: Make a change this New Year with the help of the APMA Career Center.
According a recent survey, significantly lower numbers of clinicians than health-care executives believed that value-based care would lead to increased care quality and lower cost.
The end of the year can be a good time to organize your financial records, increase charitable giving, and examine your goals.
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Smaller and physician-owned practices  are less likely to have used telehealth than larger or physician-owned practices.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s telemedicine issue brief, results of our nationwide teledoc survey, and more on this emerging trend in medicine.
A new study has found that while telehealth services show short-term efficacy in terms of reducing office visits, in the longer-term patients often switched back to old habits.
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What Patients are Reading
Podiatrists are an essential part of the care team for people with diabetes, for a variety of reasons.
Editor's note: Educate legislators and health-care colleagues with these studies that prove care by a podiatrist helps prevent diabetes complications and saves health-care outcomes and spending.
Choosing appropriate footwear, such as shoes with a wider toe box, can help runners suffering from bunions.
Editor's note: Share APMA's "What is a bunion?" content with your patients and recommend APMA Seal-Accepted footwear for runners.
Staying hydrated and using a good moisturizer are among the ways to address the problem of cracked heels.
Editor's note: APMA's Foot Health Resources includes helpful information on skin disorders such as cracked heels. Share this with your patients and link to it on your practice website!
Regular foot examinations are one key for seniors seeking to reduce their fall risk.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s Falls Prevention resources and share our Balance-Boosting Footwear Tips with your senior patients.
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Making time for vacations or other activities outside the office can be difficult, but that time can lead to improved well-being.
Speech recognition software that can convert speech to text has the potential to ease documentation burdens, but it isn't for everyone.
A large majority of patients omit information from their physicians, for a wide variety of reasons.
In examining whether an organization is a good fit, there are a number of potential red flags to watch out for.
Editor’s note: Find your dream job this New Year with the help of the APMA Career Center.
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Disclaimer: Stories from sources other than APMA do not necessarily reflect APMA positions or policies. APMA does not endorse these stories. This content appears in the News Brief to enhance members' understanding of how media coverage shapes perceptions of podiatric medicine, and to educate members about what their patients, legislators and other healthcare professionals are seeing in the media.



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