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March 12, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
 April is Foot Health Awareness Month and APMA’s spring public education campaign focuses on the expertise of Today’s Podiatrist in diagnosing and treating plantar fasciitis and other conditions that may cause heel pain. The suite of member materials includes a tip-sheet, a special edition of Footprints, a free poster for your office, and more. Visit now!
A number of resources are available for health-care workers seeking information on reducing the risk of infection.
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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Some health-care organizations have expressed concerns about the potential administrative burden of complying with new rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
New research indicates that most Americans still are not using any digital health technology, and the percentage has decreased since 2018.
The Tetra Corporation
The top patient safety concern on the ECRI’s new annual list is diagnostic errors.
Issues to address when remodeling a physician practice include how to develop a remodeling plan and where to get financing.
Editor’s note: Want to start your own Practice? Get started at the APMA Career Center, and check out APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.
Synovis Micro Companies Alliance
The DERMACLOSE Continuous External Tissue Expander device facilitates rapid tissue movement to reduce or reapproximate wounds. After the initial application has been completed the DERMACLOSE device does not require any additional tightening. Once the desired tissue expansion has occurred the device(s) can be removed and the wound can be closed with suture or staples.
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What Patients are Reading
Proper support and shock absorption are important considerations for people with rheumatoid arthritis when selecting footwear.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s arthritis information and APMA Seal-Accepted footwear and products with your patients.
Wearing clean shower shoes in gym shower areas is a good idea.
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.
Paying attention to sensations in the feet can help lead to early identification of neuropathy.
Some stretching exercises can help reduce the heel pain that results from plantar fasciitis.
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 new report reveals differences in how patients rate male versus female physicians in their reviews.
Reducing administrative burden and providing support are among the recommendations for reducing burnout in a new National Academy of Medicine report.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Our Physician Well-Being resources at can help.
Among the tips for selecting a financial planner are running a background check and seeking recommendations from colleagues.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s resources on coding and reimbursement basics as well as balance billing at
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
Free Trial!  Sold in Podiatry clinics across the country, Cadence provide varying degrees of semi-rigid support with enhanced shock absorbing comfort under the heel and forefoot.  Exclusive models available.  Call or email for a free pair. 805-458-0567
Interventional Academy
Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention is a for physicians specializing in interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology, as well as fellows, residents, nurses, technologists, and other healthcare professionals interested in cardiovascular disease.
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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