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February 17, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
According to a new report, many patients do not have enough money in savings to cover the cost of the deductible under their insurance plan.
 
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a call to health-care employers to reduce the risk of work-related injuries.
 
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Tips for growing a practice include planning for increased space and carefully approaching hiring decisions.
 
Editor's note: APMA is for all podiatrists. We have resources for members in various practice arrangement types and at every stage of your career. 
 
While most physicians who responded to a recent survey were satisfied with telehealth, some noted issues regarding patient expectations, among other concerns.
 
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telemedicine during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 
 
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What Patients are Reading
Keeping foot blisters clean and dry is an important part of allowing them to heal.
 
Editor’s note: Share this tip sheet on blisters with your patients. 
 
The pandemic coincided with a rise in foot conditions for a number of reasons, including the use of less supportive footwear by those working from home.
 
Proper support and cushioning are important things to look for when shopping for sandals.
 
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s past public education campaign on plantar fasciitis. Our suite of member materials includes many valuable resources.  
 
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Prescription medication prices have increased faster than the rate of inflation since 2014, according to a new report.
 
Creative benefits and flexible work hours are among the steps practices can take to improve employee retention.
 
Editor's note: Read more articles like this one at www.apma.org/softskills
 
Mindfulness meditation can have a positive effect on stress levels in physicians, according to a recent presentation.
 
Editor's note: Feeling overwhelmed? Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing
 
Upgrading systems and educating staff are among the tips for reducing the risk of falling prey to ransomware.
 
 
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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