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August 19, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Suicide is twice as common among physicians as among the general population, according to a literature review.
Among the ways independent practices can continue to succeed is to considering align with other organizations.
Editor's note: APMA has COVID-19 resources, the APMA Career Center, and many other tools for members on 
Effective leadership can have a positive impact on physician satisfaction.
Editor's note: If you are struggling with your mental health right now, you are not alone. Please take advantage of APMA's physician well-being resources.
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According to a new survey, patients who had had a negative experience with a health-care provider were more likely to avoid seeking needed care in the future.
Tips for resisting burnout include not comparing one's situation to others and setting boundaries in one's work life.
Editor's note: Visit for help managing work–life balance.
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What Patients are Reading
Because feet tend to be their largest at the end of the day, that's the best time to go shoe-shopping, according to a podiatrist.
When choosing athletic footwear, it can be important to factor in the type of activity being considered.
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance
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Changing out of damp socks and making sure to dry one's feet after showering are among the tips for avoiding athlete's foot.
Editor's note: Share APMA’s athlete's foot info page with your patients. 
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Government health officials announced that booster shots will be offered to Americans who are eight months past the date of their second vaccination with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. A decision on boosters for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has not yet been made.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s resources on what to do if staff or a patient tests positive for COVID-19.  
The increased funding for telehealth will be distributed to a number of programs by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Important choices for young physicians include whether to focus more on investment or paying down debt.
Editor's note: APMA has financial planning resources for young physicians on the Young Physician Transition Series web page. 
Just because a procedure is labeled elective does not mean it isn't important.
Editor’s note: APMA has guidance on elective procedures during the pandemic on the “Reopening Your Practice” tab of the COVID-19 Resources web page.  
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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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