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August 5, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
A majority of practices who responded to a recent survey indicated that they expect to experience growth this year.
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's COVID-19 resources at
Patients rated surgeons who wore clear masks higher in communication, empathy and building trust than those who wore standard masks, according to a recent study.
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A growing number of hospitals and health systems are requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for their employees.
Editor's note: What to do if a patient or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. 
Steps to improve personal wellness include interacting more with others in person and practicing mindfulness.
Editor's note: Take stock of your personal health and well-being through APMA's physician well-being resources available to help you.
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What Patients are Reading
Risk factors for toenail fungus include poor circulation and wearing shoes that don't fit well.
Editor's note: Share APMA's toenail fungus information page with your patients.
Wearing supportive shoes can reduce the risk of certain foot conditions.
Editor's note: Recommend athletic shoes awarded the APMA Seal of Acceptance/Approval to your patients.
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When choosing sandals, it can help to examine the footbed, the straps and the width of the shoe.
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Changing the way annual reviews are conducted can have a positive effect on physician confidence.
Making one's practice paperless can lead to a number of benefits, according to one expert.
Increased use of telehealth may have played a role in lowering visits to the emergency department in 2020, according to a new survey.
Editor's note: APMA has telehealth resources for members.
A new report suggests that the pandemic will have long-term effects on health system utilization.
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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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