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April 13, 2023 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
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Podiatry Today
Patients with neuropathy are at an increased risk of developing ulcerations, and there are a number of surgical techniques that can help resolve neuropathic foot ulcers and mitigate recurrences.
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Patients with diabetes-related foot ulcers face the issue of having to minimize standing and walking while also being encouraged to engage in regular, sustained exercise.
A federal judge in Texas suspended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 20-year-old approval of the abortifacient mifepristone, raising concerns that the judiciary may begin attacking any authorized medical product that raises social, cultural, or political issues.
Medical Economics
Physicians form unique connections with their patients when they are focused on providing the highest quality of care.
Physician Weekly
With more residency training programs in rural America shutting down, small towns are facing an extreme deficit of medical professionals.
Editor’s note: No one is better suited to talk about the benefits of a career in podiatry than current podiatrists! APMA is asking you to do your part for student recruitment by joining the Mentor Network.
Chief Healthcare Executive
Over half the nation’s physicians reporting burnout in 2021, so hospitals and state licensure agencies should reconsider the types of questions they ask doctors around mental health conditions.
Editor’s note: Visit for many resources to help you manage physician burnout.
Health Leaders
A recent white paper found that over half of physicians are over 55 years old, and health-care organizations should expect a mass wave of retirements.
Editor’s note: The APMA Career Center has everything you need for the next step in your career.
Fierce Healthcare
Researchers found that losing their Medicaid coverage affects Black and Hispanic patients’ ability to acquire health-care far more than their white counterparts.
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What Patients are Reading
Footwear News
The recovery shoe market is diversifying, and more competition means more options for consumers.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.
Torn sneakers can cause significant damage to the wearers’ feet, and there are signs consumers can watch for to know when it’s time to throw them out.
Birkenstocks have not always been deemed stylish, but it’s become more difficult to avoid their appeal.
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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