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July 28, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
New survey results reveal widespread concern among patients about how their health information is protected and shared.
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Maintaining a social media presence on multiple platforms is one way to help get the word out about one's physician practice.
A strong correlation exists between stress over childcare responsibilities and burnout among health-care workers, according to a new study.
Improving the quality and frequency of communication can lead to an improvement in patient retention.
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Among the tips for saving time are to identify and eliminate unnecessary tasks and implementing pre-visit planning.
Accountants who specialize in health-care can aid practices in ways that go beyond tax filing.
Preparing one's chosen successor in how to run a practice is an often overlooked step in succession planning.
Editor’s note: Retiring? List items for sale on APMA’s Buyers’ Guide, and let APMA’s Closing a Practice Guide help you through the retirement process. 
Potential metrics for evaluating telehealth success include the volume of virtual visits and patient and physician satisfaction.
What Patients are Reading
Tight shoes and overuse are among the common causes of foot arch pain.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients. 
Support at the heel and the arch are important shoe features for those with flat feet.
Custom orthotics can help to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis.
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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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