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January 20, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Deadlines are now in place for health-care workers to be vaccinated following a recent Supreme Court ruling.
Editor's note: Read more about the vaccination mandate on APMA's COVID-19 Resource page at 
At its most recent meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission did not recommend additional pay increases for physicians in 2023.
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What Patients are Reading
Good shock absorption is among the qualities of an effective walking shoe.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
Keeping feet moisturized and exfoliated can help to prevent cracked skin in the winter months.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Foot Care Tips with your patients.
Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis are among the most common causes of heel pain.
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A significant percentage of physicians are considering either leaving the profession or reducing their hours, according to new research.
Effective communication is key when it comes to collecting payment.
Editor's note: For more articles about communications and other soft skills, visit
Tips for employed physicians include building a relationship with administrators and monitoring one's productivity.
Overall happiness among physicians has decreased since the start of the pandemic, according to a new survey.
Editor's note: APMA provide a host of mental health resources for physicians at
Deciding how best to incorporate telehealth into one's practice can yield positive results down the road.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 
When considering issues of health equity, it can help to focus on long-term benefits.
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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