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July 9, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Data is emerging on the health-care organizations that received funding as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.
Editor's note: Congress Extended the PPP Application Loan Deadline through August 8, 2020.
There were some positive signs for physician practices in the most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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 physician practices continue to have trouble maintaining an adequate supply of personal protective equipment.
​Editor's note: APMA is providing resources to assist members with opening their offices in a safe manner for their patients and staff.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increasing calls to improve matching of patients with their health records.
The Tetra Corporation
Kybun USA
Some experts expect an increase in mergers and acquisitions involving physician groups as a result of the current pandemic.
Barriers to more complete access to telehealth services include lack of adequate translation resources for non-English speakers and lack of communications equipment among some patients.
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the time of COVID-19.
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
Overdoing physical activity after a long period of being sedentary can lead to physical stress, including problems with the Achilles tendon.
Tips for dealing with plantar fasciitis include wearing appropriate shoes and stretching the feet.
Editor's note: Visit for heel pain resources directed at patients and physicians.
A number of products can help combat the foot odor problems that often arise in the summer months.
Editor’s note: All Toes on Deck! Print copies of APMA’s colorful Summer Foot-Care info page for your practice. Download the flyer directly here.
Factors that contribute to burnout among physicians include lack of autonomy and problems related to electronic health records.
Editor's note: Need relief during the COVID-19 crisis? Visit​ for new resources to help you in managing physician burnout during this troubling time.
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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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