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The impact of obesity on orthopedic care

January 26, 2015

At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Thomas P. Schmalzried, M.D., discusses the impact the obesity epidemic is having on the orthopedic profession and the delivery of care.

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How 3.5 inch heels could prematurely age your joints

January 26, 2015

Wearing stilettos may not only be painful at the time. It could also raise the odds of arthritis in years to come

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Gender differences in gait kinematics in runners with iliotibial band syndrome

January 26, 2015

Atypical running gait biomechanics are considered a primary factor in the etiology of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). However, a general consensus on the underpinning kinematic differences between runners with and without ITBS is yet to be reached. This lack of consensus may be due in part to three issues: gender differences in gait mechanics, the preselection of discrete biomechanical variables, and/or relatively small sample sizes.

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3 tips providers can learn from retail clinics

January 26, 2015

It’s no secret that retail clinics change the way consumers think about and receive healthcare, but according to a recent Physicians Practice article, they should also alter the way providers operate. Retail clinics are popular among consumers mainly because they offer convenient and affordable care options, FierceHealthcare has reported. With major retailers such as CVS and Walgreens offering walk-in clinics and other clinics moving into mall space abandoned by other retailers, many providers worry that they won’t be able to compete with their rapidly proliferating walk-in counterparts.

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Patients’ biggest gripe about physicians

January 26, 2015

We know patients feel frustration with their physicians on some level. But, surprisingly, it’s not always about the long wait.

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Selecting the right running shoe based on brain activity

January 25, 2015

How cool would that be?

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Riddle me this ….

January 23, 2015

We evolved: barefoot got plenty of exercise chasing animals to survive the air was fresh ate well (paleo) and had a life expectancy of 35 years Now we: wear shoes get less or no exercise the air is polluted eat junk food yet we somehow manage to live to 85 years What am I missing? What is wrong with this picture?

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Meet Bryan Kagan, DPM – today at 9 p.m. ET

January 20, 2015

Forensic podiatrist, Bryan B. Kagan, DPM, will be the guest on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m.

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Foot pain worsens effects of knee OA

January 20, 2015

Foot pain was common among patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and affected both general measures of health and knee-specific symptoms, Australian researchers found. One in four (25.3 percent) patients with symptomatic knee OA reported pain in one or both feet/ankles on at least half of the days during the previous month, according to Rana S. Hinman, Ph.D., of the University of Melbourne, and colleagues.

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Gait in RA: It’s more than joints

January 20, 2015

Potentially reversible variables, such as psychosocial factors, joint symptoms, and body composition had more impact on the walking speed of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients than articular characteristics, according to researchers.

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