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July 1, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
APMA is delighted to announce the launch of health insurance options for small groups. The enrollment portal is now open; submit your information now and start your new plan as early as August 1.
According to a new report, less than a third of physicians were in independent practice at the start of 2021.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s 2018 podiatric practice survey data for information on practice type, income, and more. 
Even for those who have recovered from the virus, there can be reasons to delay elective surgery.
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New data suggest a gradual return to normalcy in terms of health-care utilization.
Tips for fostering greater work-life balance include coming up with a personal definition of balance and adjusting one's focus.
Editor’s note: Take stock of your personal health and well-being. APMA has many resources available to help you. 
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What Patients are Reading
Tips for pampering one's feet include exfoliating, keeping nails trimmed properly, and moisturizing.
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
Proper footwear is important for professionals who spend all day on their feet.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
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Wearing the wrong footwear or no footwear at all for long stretches during the pandemic has contributed to foot conditions for some people.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s foot health information pages on common foot conditions and treatments with your patients.  
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Health-care jobs are among the fastest growing in the wake of the pandemic.
Editor’s note: Create and post a CV; review practice survey results; and get information about starting, selling, or closing a practice on the APMA Career Center.  
Ways to cut down on interruptions include checking messages less often and not immediately responding to messages.
Xavier Becerra, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, has indicated administration support for the expanded use of telehealth services.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this patient care method applies to you and your practice. 
Important components of a successful digital marketing strategy include compelling content and keeping local listings up to date.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources
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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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