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December 12, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
The end of the year can be a great time to set goals and priorities for the months to come.
 
Editor’s note: Make a change this New Year with the help of the APMA Career Center.
 
Expected challenges for physicians in the coming year include cybersecurity, increased competition, and the need for self-care.
 
Editor’s note: Visit www.apma.org/CommentLetters to see how APMA’s been advocating for the profession.
 
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A survey of female physicians revealed that more than 75% had experienced gender discrimination in their careers.
 
New data could spell further trouble for the future of access to care in rural parts of the U.S.
 
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New data shows that demand for physicians has increased for three years straight.
 
Editor’s note: Make a change this New Year with the help of the APMA Career Center.
 
Compensation for physicians has grown at a higher rate than productivity over the past five years, according to a new survey.
 
What Patients are Reading
Insulated, waterproof, thick-soled boots are among the things that can help keep feet warm when the weather turns chilly.
 
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Health Tips with your patients.
 
Cold-weather footwear can lead to warm, sweaty feet that are susceptible to infections, so proper foot hygiene is a must in the winter months.
 
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Holiday Foot Care Tips with your patients.
 
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Wearing high heels consistently for long periods of time can lead to a number of foot-related ailments.
 
Arch support and treads that aid traction are among the things to look for in shopping for a winter boot.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.
 
A new report shows that physician compensation increasingly is being affected by value-based incentives.
 
Editor’s note: Learn more about these topics in APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources on APMA.org.
 
While patients appear open to using digital health-care services, they still place higher value on personal interactions with their physician, according to a new survey.
 
Health spending continues to grow, although at a lower rate than GDP, according a new government analysis.
 
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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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