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April 8, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
While a majority of front-line health-care workers report having had mental health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, far fewer have accessed mental health services, according to a new report.
Editor’s note: The Physicians’ Recovery Network identifies available resources for impaired (whether by substance abuse, physical or mental conditions) for podiatric physicians and/or members of the podiatric medical family to assist them to return to full life and effective professional practice.  APMA has many resources available to help you. 
The Federal Communications Commission's board has voted to adopt a Report and Order to implement round two of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the COVID-19 public health crisis.  
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Many physicians continue to generate less revenue than before the pandemic, according to a new survey.
Editor's note: APMA has financial resources for members struggling during the pandemic. 
Creating and maintaining professional connections can help physicians to reduce stress.
Editor’s note: Check out the resiliency and wellness section of APMA's suite of well-being resources.
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What Patients are Reading
Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis are among the common causes of heel pain.
Editor's note: APMA's spring foot health campaign, Today's Podiatrist Keeps America Active, includes tips for patients on preventing heel pain.
From preventing injuries and infections to reducing pain, taking care of one's feet can have a wide range of benefits.
Regularly checking the feet for the presence of ulcers is an important practice for those with diabetes.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s Diabetes Campaign materials year-round at
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Physician practices gained nearly 3,000 jobs last month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Among the suggested tips are to focus on the big picture and make sure to monitor their investments.
Paying attention to the fine print before signing a noncompete agreement can help physicians avoid problems later.
Female physicians spend an average of half an hour more per day with electronic health records than male physicians, according to a new study.
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on 
Putting a stop to bullying behavior in health-care requires an organizational commitment to staff education.
Tips for improving the accuracy of notes include taking one's time and making sure to document anything unusual.
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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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