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May 26, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
The percentage of people who have been avoiding seeking health-care because of unknown costs increased sharply over the past year, according to a new survey.
 
For group practices, it helps to have policies in place regarding options for partial retirement.
 
Editor’s note: Retiring? As an APMA member, you can list items for sale on the APMA Buyers’ Guide, and use APMA’s Closing a Practice guide to help you through the retirement process. 
 
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According to a new study, physician turnover due in part to burnout has led to significant increases in health-care spending.
 
 
Among the recommendations for addressing burnout are being responsive to the needs of workers and increasing access to mental health services.
 
Editor's note: Feeling burned out? Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing. 
 
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Issues to address when managing younger physicians include work-life balance and the proper level of feedback to provide.
 
Editor's note: Read more articles like this one at www.apma.org/softskills. 
 
Nearly 40 percent of data breaches in health-care in 2021 were caused by employees, according to a new report.
 
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Having a strategic plan in place can provide clarity and motivation for staff.
 
Editor's note: Read more articles about leadership at www.apma.org/softskills. 
 
Having a mobile-friendly website is among the tips for practices looking to boost their profile online.
 
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s resources for members on how to get your practice online and cultivate content, and more at APMA.org. 
 
What Patients are Reading
Making sure that one's shoes fit properly is one way to help prevent foot blisters.
 
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s foot health information pages on common foot conditions and treatments with your patients.  
 
Heels that are too small and too high can lead to foot problems over time.
 
Adequate cushioning and breathability are among the factors to consider when selecting running shoes.
 
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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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