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September 12, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
In 2018, 8.5% of Americans did not have health insurance for the entire year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
Editor's note: Visit APMA's health-care reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.
Technological tools such as telehealth services and patient portals continue to be influenced by a focus on patient-centered care.
Editor’s note: Don’t miss APMA’s Health IT resources and resources on ACOs.
EpiFix® Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Allograft
MiMedx Group Inc.
Intended for homologous use in the treatment acute and chronic wounds, EpiFix allografts may be stored at ambient conditions for up to 5 years and are available in a variety of sizes. Explore the use of EpiFix® in your wound treatment applications.
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Results of a new study of physicians found large gender disparities in key areas, with 88 percent of the women surveyed indicating that they had experienced sexual harassment.
Gender discrimination and harassment are among the major factors that contribute to greater levels of burnout among female physicians.
Editor’s note: Visit for burnout resources, including an article addressing sexual harassment in the medical workplace.
Practice Fusion
Artificial intelligence has the potential to streamline the administrative burden physicians face, allowing more time for direct patient care.
Editor’s note: On a similar note, APMA sent comments to CMS, HHS supporting burden reduction for members.
Some medical schools are revamping their approach to teaching students about the management of chronic pain.
Editor’s note: APMA has created an Opioid Use and Abuse Prevention resource just for members.
CERAMENT®|BONE VOID FILLER is an injectable, moldable, drillable and radiopaque bone substitute which has been proven to remodel to host bone within 6-12 months.
Learn more about applications in Foot & Ankle
What Patients are Reading
Taking time to inspect the space in which you’re about to receive a pedicure to make sure it’s hygienic is one way to reduce the chance of a problem pedicure.
Soaking the feet in Epsom salt or vinegar and water keeping shoes and socks dry can help feet remain odor-free.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s information on sweaty feet and its symptoms with your patients.
Practice EHR
The Nature-Fit Difference
Tri Hawk International
Proprietary design addresses the insole issue: Rigid insoles do not allow the arch to move downward enough to fully handle the shock of a foot strike. Soft insoles collapse under pressure and cannot prevent the arch from flattening. Custom orthotics are designed to fit the patient’s flawed foot rather than make the foot healthy.
Being fitted for shoes properly, in person, can help to ward off foot problems caused or exacerbated by inappropriate footwear.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.
The presence of bunions can lead or contribute to other foot problems down the road.
Editor’s Note: Share APMA’s free “Beat Bunion Blues” materials with your patients and download APMA’s digital brochure on bunions for your practice—you can even customize it with your practice information.
Dr. Scholl’s Compression Socks
Renfro Corporation
Uncomplicated Style. Superior Comfort. Designed for a casual and dressy look, shop our compression socks with reinforced yarns and smooth toe seams.
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A number of strategies, including following up on automated appointment reminders, can help improve patient engagement.
Wearable technology has the potential to transform the management of patients with chronic conditions, but challenges exist, both in terms of regulations and security.
Editor’s note: Learn more about practice technology at APMA’s Health IT resource page. Feeling overwhelmed with rising technology requirements? Visit
Taking the time to examine incoming emails and installing stronger protections can help practices reduce the risk of a security breach.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors with IT security.
With the number of Americans over the age of 65 expected to increase by almost half within the next fifteen years, some states are already feeling the effects of a shortage of available physicians.
Editor’s note: APMA has resources to help podiatric medical students on their journey of education and training.
Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory
Since our inception in 1990, Ortho-Dynamics has been committed to engineering the highest quality custom orthotics and foot & ankle braces. Our motto says it all: "Leadership in Foot Care Technology... Partnership in Foot Care!"
Cadence Insoles
Cadence provides semi-rigid support with greater relief and shock-absorbing comfort in the heel and forefoot.  3 Exclusive models available.  No contracts, no minimums and always guaranteed.  Call or email for free pair 805-458-0567.
The Tetra Corporation
Formula 7® is the only paraben free soluble tolnaftate antifungal microemulsion fortified with cosmetic ingredients and bactericidal agents. Soluble Tolnaftate, Urea, N-acetyl-l-cysteine, and Tea Tree Oil work to provide broad spectrum antimicrobial activity!
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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