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August 26, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Don’t miss APMA’s upcoming webinar, “The Expanding Role of PCR Testing in Podiatric Medicine,” September 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The presentation will highlight the use of molecular genetics in podiatric medicine. This free APMA webinar is made possible by a generous sponsor, BakoDx. Register today to reserve your spot! 
 
A new survey suggests the volume of services provided by physicians dropped by more than 10 percent while physician pay rose by less than 1 percent.
 
A new study has found that health-care spending disproportionately favors white Americans.
 
Editor’s note: In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden in March, APMA urged action to lessen paperwork burdens, promote ready access to foot and ankle care, and reduce long-standing health disparities.
 
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What Patients are Reading
Among the conditions for which it's a good idea to seek professional care are stress fractures and Morton's neuroma.
 
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s “What is a Neuroma?” info page with your patients and the general public. 
 
It's important to find athletic footwear that suits your particular foot type.
 
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance
 
For those whose jobs involve standing for long stretches of time, footwear that supplies proper cushioning and support is a must.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
 
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More than 10 percent of adults in a recent survey indicated they had recently avoided seeking necessary health-care services.
 
Deciding where you want to be professionally within the next few years can aid in establishing a strategy for your practice going forward.
 
Editor’s note: Take charge of your career trajectory with the help of the APMA Career Center
 
Physician burnout has increased sharply since 2018, according to new data.
 
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for resources to help you with physician burnout.
 
According to a new survey, patients are expecting more from their physicians than they did before the pandemic.
 
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/covid19 for valuable resources to help your practice thrive.
 
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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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