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February 25, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
With an increase in vaccine supplies expected soon, the need has grown for qualified vaccinators.
Editor's note: APMA continues to advocate that DPMs be included in the first group (of health-care workers) prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit the Vaccine Resources tab of APMA's COVID-19 resource page for more information. 
New documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicate a high degree of effectiveness for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against severe cases of COVID-19.
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Addressing physician burnout effectively requires a system-based approach, some experts say.
Editor's note: Visit for resources on physician well-being and burnout.
At his Senate confirmation hearing, HHS secretary nominee Xavier Becerra indicated a commitment to advancing policies that would expand telehealth access.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this patient care method applies to you and your practice. 
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What Patients are Reading
Changes to the color or texture of one's toenails could signify a problem.
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients. 
Stability, support and traction are things to look for in good-quality winter boots.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Tips on Choosing Boots with your patients. 
Ankle pain that coincides with activity could be a sign of peroneal tendonitis.
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A recent survey of physicians found that a majority believed that telehealth had a positive effect on patient outcomes.
New research reveals a continuing increase in health-care data breaches and in the cost of those breaches.
Effective succession planning requires open communication and a formal process.
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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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