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February 18, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The use of artificial intelligence has the potential to reduce some of the administrative burdens physicians face.
 
Involving physicians in an organization's well-being program can be beneficial for physicians seeking help. 
 
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Our Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing can help.
 
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New reports suggest that many of those who delayed care because of the pandemic had at least one chronic condition.
 
Having an up-to-date plan in place can help physician practices better cope with natural disasters such as the one currently affecting Texas.
 
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Tips for improving telehealth initiatives include providing additional training and thinking about how telehealth fits into one's overall approach to care delivery.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this patient care method applies to you and your practice. 
 
Being honest with oneself about one's mental state and setting aside time for stress-reducing activities are among the ways physicians can address burnout.
 
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for resources to help you combat physician burnout.
 
What Patients are Reading
Choosing the right footwear can help reduce the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
 
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s past public education campaign on plantar fasciitis. The suite of member materials includes a tip-sheet and much more.  
 
Pain at the top of the foot can be caused by a number of conditions, including arthritis and stress fractures.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients. 
 
For those with diabetes, paying attention to changes in one's feet can help to catch potential problems early.
 
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/diabetes for APMA's previous public education campaign, "Keep Your Appointment, Keep Your Feet." 
 
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Having an up-to-date plan in place can help physician practices better cope with natural disasters such as the one currently affecting Texas.
 
While the pandemic has taken a financial toll on many practices, opportunities exist for those willing to adapt.
 
 
Sleep deprivation, already a concern for physicians prior to the pandemic, has only become more widespread in the past year, according to a literature review.
 
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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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