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December 2, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily block enforcement of the vaccine mandate for health-care workers.
Patients in the U.S. continue to express a preference for in-person care over telehealth, according to new research.
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Automated, impersonal communications can erode patient loyalty and satisfaction with their health-care provider.
Editor's note: For more articles on communication and other soft skills, visit www.apma.org/softskills
When preparing to engage in mentoring of another physician, it's important to set expectations at the outset.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s many leadership opportunities for members of all backgrounds, from joining a committee to becoming a mentor. 
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What Patients are Reading
Seeing a podiatrist is a good idea for adults who have recently acquired flat feet.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types.
Good support and cushioning are among the factors to look for in walking shoes.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
The right shoes can help those with neuropathy reduce the risk of injury.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s peripheral neuropathy information with your patients.  
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Talar Medical
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Power Diary®
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! 
There are a number of ways for physicians to help increase the health literacy of their patients.
Managing costs and setting up an effective financial system are among the tips for improving a practice's cash flow.
Editor's note: APMA and BHG can help you navigate loan forgiveness. Learn more about how BHG can help with your financial needs.
Training staff and making sure software is fully patched are among the ways to reduce the risk of falling prey to a ransomware attack.
Editor’s note: Get help selecting an EHR system with APMA’s Health IT resource page. 
Tips for reducing the risk of identity theft include using strong passwords and two-factor authentication.
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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