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September 23, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
As part of your commitment to falls prevention, please visit APMA's newly updated Falls Prevention resource page and share the resources with your patients and colleagues to increase awareness of falls, the importance of prevention, and the role podiatrists play in this important public health effort. Be sure to share the infographics found here and here!  
Ground-level falls have become an increasing cause of trauma in the U.S. in recent years.
Balance-building exercises and improving cardiovascular fitness can help to reduce the risk of falls.
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Choosing private practice can lead to feelings of greater autonomy.
The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act is designed to protect physicians from the scourge of burnout and suicide. 
The prospect of administrative burden is often a factor in patients delaying or skipping care, researchers say.
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What Patients are Reading
Tingling in the feet can have a number of possible causes, including nerve root compression and peripheral neuropathy.
Moisture is often the common denominator when it comes to smelly shoes.
Editor's note: Share APMA's resources on toenail fungus and sweaty feet with your patients.
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Shoes designed for tennis may help to reduce the risk of injury when playing the sport compared to other types of shoes.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
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Power Diary now includes a complete Practice Operations Manual providing a set of policies and procedures that practices can configure to meet their businesses' needs, set standards for the workplace, and maintain professional operations. Developed by a team with over 50 years of industry experience, this game-changing feature is available exclusively to all Power Diary customers! 
EHR inbox alerts and a variety of other notifications and messages are contributing to physician burnout now more than ever.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth and well-being during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 
Considering possible obstacles and better-integrating telehealth into existing systems are among the potential solutions for long-term telehealth success.
The pandemic is expected to have a negative financial impact on hospitals through at least the end of the year, according to a new report.
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/covid19 for resources you need to keep your practice thriving during the pandemic and beyond.
When establishing a mentoring relationship, it's important to consider such factors as frequency of interaction and the amount of time it's likely to involve.
Editor's note: It's quick and easy to join the Mentor Network. Do your part in the student recruitment effort!
Active listening and demonstrating empathy are among the tips for connecting with patients.
Editor's note: Check out APMA's new resource on soft skills for physicians
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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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