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The end of the year can be a great time to set goals and priorities for the months to come.

 

Editor’s note: Make a change this New Year with the help of the APMA Career Center.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/get-your-practice-ready-2020 to view the full article online.

 
Expected challenges for physicians in the coming year include cybersecurity, increased competition, and the need for self-care.

 

Editor’s note: Visit www.apma.org/CommentLetters to see how APMA’s been advocating for the profession.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/top-10-challenges-facing-physicians-2020 to view the full article online.

 
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A survey of female physicians revealed that more than 75% had experienced gender discrimination in their careers.

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/3-in-4-female-physicians-experience-discrimination-4-notes.html to view the full article online.

 
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New data shows that demand for physicians has increased for three years straight.

 

Editor’s note: Make a change this New Year with the help of the APMA Career Center.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/job-opportunities-physicians-increase-5-demand-surges-though-worries-about-shortage-remain to view the full article online.

 
Compensation for physicians has grown at a higher rate than productivity over the past five years, according to a new survey.

Visit https://www.healthexec.com/topics/healthcare-economics/higher-physician-compensation-driven-demand-not-productivity to view the full article online.

 
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Insulated, waterproof, thick-soled boots are among the things that can help keep feet warm when the weather turns chilly.

 

Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Health Tips with your patients.

Visit https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/how-to-keep-feet-warm/ to view the full article online.

 
Cold-weather footwear can lead to warm, sweaty feet that are susceptible to infections, so proper foot hygiene is a must in the winter months.

 

Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Holiday Foot Care Tips with your patients.

Visit https://www.stylist.co.uk/beauty/foot-care-winter-how-to-look-after-feet-cold-weather-cracked-heels-pedicure-podiatrists-uk/335017 to view the full article online.

 
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Wearing high heels consistently for long periods of time can lead to a number of foot-related ailments.

Visit https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/high-heels-really-doing-feet-171048789.html to view the full article online.

 
Arch support and treads that aid traction are among the things to look for in shopping for a winter boot.

 

Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.

Visit https://www.theoaklandpress.com/lifestyles/foot-doctors-share-advice-for-buying-winter-boots-keeping-feet/article_0bc23050-0aed-11ea-9eab-a7fd2bb68c0d.html to view the full article online.

 
A new report shows that physician compensation increasingly is being affected by value-based incentives.

 

Editor’s note: Learn more about these topics in APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources on APMA.org.

Visit https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/physician-compensation-programs-move-toward-value-based-pay to view the full article online.

 
While patients appear open to using digital health-care services, they still place higher value on personal interactions with their physician, according to a new survey.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/node/139522 to view the full article online.

 
Health spending continues to grow, although at a lower rate than GDP, according a new government analysis.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/us-healthcare-spending-growth-rebounded-last-year-influenced-by-insurance/568571/ to view the full article online.

 
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