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February 18, 2016 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The federal government and the insurance industry released on Tuesday an initial set of measures of physician performance that they hope will reduce the glut of conflicting metrics doctors now must report.
One of the underpinnings of the Affordable Care Act is the notion that everyone should have a primary care physician, ideally in the community in which they live.
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What Patients are Reading
If you're not indulging in a pedicure or cursing the pain of breaking in a new pair of shoes, the condition of your feet is quite likely the farthest thing from your mind.
If your warmup typically consists jogging on the treadmill for 10 minutes, that's a big mistake.
In a perfect world we’d all give our feet the tender loving care they so rightly deserve.
Warm weather is on its way across the country —  really, it is, I promise —  and so are spring marathons, meaning that many people soon will begin a new or augmented running program.
People who consume increased amounts of sugar in their diet are at a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.

Skin grafts and tissue replacement therapy, when used in conjunction with standard therapy, accelerates the healing of foot ulcers, according to new research.
New research published online in Arthritis Care & Research may hold answers as to why gout is so poorly managed in many patients: Although the study participants were quite knowledgeable about their disease, the majority did not know their uric acid level numerical goal.
The death of 79-year-old Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Saturday could muddle several important healthcare cases in the high court.
Although Congress took an initial step toward equal payments for physicians' services regardless of where they practice when it passed the Bipartisan Budget Act last November, many office-based physicians still receive lower payments for the same services than do their colleagues in hospital outpatient settings.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is working hard to transition physicians’ payments from volume to value of services.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about EHRs?

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The world of medical practice and healthcare has become increasingly complex, complicated, and uncertain — a perfect recipe for inducing stress.
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