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American Podiatric Medical Association

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Singularity University is holding its Exponential Medicine Conference, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today's broken health care system.

Visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-diamandis/disrupting-todays-healthc_b_8512200.html to view the full article online.

Just 25 percent of health care institutions with an official mobile messaging platform use internal, company-authorized tools. The rest make use of consumer apps that don't offer the security needed to comply with regulations.

Editor’s note: APMA provides HIPAA
Privacy and Security Manuals
for members on APMA.org.

Visit http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/courting-hipaa-risk-mesaging-apps to view the full article online.

People with Type 2 diabetes fall into three distinct groups, say researchers who analyzed genotypes and data pulled from electronic health records.

Visit http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/854211 to view the full article online.

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What Patients are Reading
It’s open enrollment season for health insurance, which means it’s also prime time for scammers looking to prey on people trying to find affordable medical coverage, prescription plans, and the like.

Visit http://time.com/money/4083053/health-care-scams-open-enrollment/ to view the full article online.

Nothing beats the taste and comfort of a home-cooked meal, and Harvard researchers say it also may help prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Visit http://www.cbsnews.com/news/home-cooking-may-help-lower-type-2-diabetes-risk/ to view the full article online.

An estimated 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, but a full of quarter of them do not know it.

Visit http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/diabetes-invisible-enemy-article-1.2416253 to view the full article online.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. A helpful acronym to know and share is the "ABCs of Diabetes."

note: See APMA’s "Reflect on Your
Diabetes Awareness Campaign resources at APMA.org.

Visit http://www.modbee.com/living/health-fitness/bee-healthy/article44096070.html to view the full article online.

Some medications used to treat gout can cause adverse side effects or exacerbate decreased uric acid clearance.

Visit http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gout/6-natural-gout-remedies-pharmacists-can-recommend to view the full article online.

Some patients have shared that eating tomatoes caused them to experience gout flares, but these anecdotal claims have not been substantiated by medical literature — until now.

Visit http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gout/can-tomatoes-trigger-gout to view the full article online.

Two-thirds of the nation's health care provider organizations have experienced some kind of cyberattack in recent years and increased spending on data security hasn't improved the industry's readiness against attacks.

Visit http://www.bna.com/healthcare-industry-spending-n57982063383/ to view the full article online.

Most beneficiaries will keep paying $104.90 a month in 2016; new beneficiaries to pay $121.80.

Visit http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/11/10/medicare-announces-part-b-premiums-for-outpatient-care to view the full article online.

Top senators from both parties say they see momentum building to repeal the "Cadillac Tax" on high-end health plans, though they still have major questions about how to pay for it and what the negotiations would look like.

Visit http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/259727-talk-grows-of-repealing-obamacare-cadillac-tax to view the full article online.

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