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July 15, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
While OSHA has extended the comment period for the emergency protection standard, it has not extended the deadline for compliance.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s resources on what to do if staff or a patient tests positive for COVID-19.  
Three physicians discuss empathy in health-care in this MedPage podcast.
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Patient satisfaction with telehealth visits is comparable to that of in-person visits, according to a new study.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the COVID-19 public health crisis and beyond.
The coronavirus pandemic has had an effect on what patients want from their health-care providers, according to a new survey.
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What Patients are Reading
Neuromas can form as a result of compression of nerves on the bottom of one's foot.

Editor’s note: Share APMA’s “What is a Neuroma?” info page with your patients and the general public.
Among the health myths concerning feet are that heel pain automatically means plantar fasciitis.
Editor’s note: Share these tip sheets for blisters and heel pain with your patients. 
Common walking mistakes include not using the right footwear and having improper form.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s past public education campaign materials on walking at
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For physicians nearing retirement age, it pays to be proactive regarding Social Security benefits.
Editor’s note: Retiring? List items for sale on APMA’s Buyers’ Guide and let APMA’s Closing a Practice guide help you through the retirement process. 
Tips for easing the burden of prior authorizations include understanding likely triggers and keeping in contact with patients regarding delays.
Physicians experiencing significant changes in their organization, such as a merger or acquisition, were more likely to report experiencing burnout, according to a new survey.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Our Physician Well-Being resources at can help. Be sure to see the APMA Career Center and practice management and reimbursement resources, as well. 
A new executive order signed by the president urges the Federal Trade Commission to restrict the use of non-compete agreements.
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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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