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September 9, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
WELLReceived
National News
Effective marketing can help practices improve their visibility and grow their patient base.
 
Providers who administer a COVID vaccine off-label could open themselves up to liability risk, according to a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
Editor’s note: Get COVID-19 guidance from APMA, the CDC, and CMS in the Vaccine section of www.apma.org/covid19
 
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A new report suggests that telehealth use has fallen with the reopening of health-care facilities such as physician offices.
 
Tips for increasing patient satisfaction related to waiting times include letting patients know roughly how long their wait will be, providing updates, and keeping the waiting room stocked with interesting reading material.
 
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What Patients are Reading
Tight shoes and repetitive damage are among the possible causes of a black toenail.
 
Shoes that don't provide stability can lead to pain in the lower back or hips.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
 
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Taking steps to improve overall health, such as losing excess weight, can have a positive effect on foot health as well.
 
Editor’s note: There are many resources for patients and the public on APMA.org. 
 
One approach for addressing burnout is to identify systemic root causes.
 
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for help with physician burnout.
 
Planning for retirement and getting disability insurance are among the precautions physicians can take against potential misfortune.
 
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. 
 
It's important for physician practices to understand their rights when it comes to protecting their intellectual property.
 
Hospital-acquired infections rose during the pandemic, according to a new analysis.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s COVID-19 Reopening Tool Kit includes Infection Prevention & Control guidance. 
 
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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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