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Repeated use of antibiotics may raise diabetes risk

March 31, 2015

People who have taken certain antibiotics repeatedly may be at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers found that people in the study who had ever been prescribed two or more courses of specific types of antibiotics were more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than people who had never been prescribed these antibiotics, or had taken just one course.

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3 tips to maximize the power of practice meetings

March 31, 2015

Experts agree: Meeting with your employees regularly is crucial for practice success. Advice for keeping these gatherings streamlined and productive abounds as well, but a well-planned agenda alone doesn’t leverage meetings’ maximum potential

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Heel pain gains: Studies support multimodal treatment

March 31, 2015

Multimodal physical therapy is associated with significant symptom relief in patients with plantar heel pain, but may be most effective for those with symptoms lasting less than seven months, according to research presented in February at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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8 traits shared by successful physicians

March 31, 2015

We asked physicians, “What is the most important trait for today’s doctors to possess?” Here’s what they said.

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ACFAOM and OHI collaborate on the ‘Million Dollar Practice’

March 31, 2015

ACFAOM is partnering with Orthotics Holding, Inc. (Langer, SafeStep, AZAFO, Apex) for a series of seminars designed to expand your ability to treat lower extremity biomechanical conditions and grow your practice at the same time

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Open Mic Night with Drs. Barry Block and Bret Ribotsky – today at 9 p.m. ET

March 31, 2015

Meet the Masters’ most popular show where YOU are the star. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, voice your opinion and receive input from two of the most knowledgeable DPM’s. Barry Block, DPM, JD is the editor of PM Magazine and the editor of PM News

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Senate goes on break without passing SGR fix

March 31, 2015

Despite pressure from the House and President Obama, the Senate adjourned early Friday morning for a 2-week recess without passing any kind of fix for the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for Medicare physician reimbursement, leaving doctors once again in limbo. Without passage of the permanent SGR fix or another temporary “patch,” physicians face a 21.2 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement on April 1.

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The possibility of foot drop after bariatric surgery

March 31, 2015

Foot drop is a medical condition in which loss of muscle control causes your feet and toes to hang forward when you walk, increasing the risk for trips and falls. Many physicians refer to foot drop as a form of peripheral neuropathy, and this condition is common in people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, neurological disorders, and vitamin deficiencies.

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OHI expands lower extremity offerings with Apex foot health division purchase

March 27, 2015

Ronkonkoma, NY-based Orthotic Holdings Inc (OHI) has purchased Aetrex Worldwide’s Apex Foot Health & Wellness division, the companies reported on March 3. The new entity will be known as Apex Foot Heath Industries, LLC, and will stay at Apex’s current location in Teaneck, NJ

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Olympic marathoner’s family sues Vibram

March 27, 2015

The family of Olympic mara­thon runner Abebe Bikila in February filed a lawsuit in Tacoma, WA, federal court seek­ing up to $15 million in damages from minimalist foot­wear maker Vibram for its unauthorized use of the athlete’s name for its FiveFingers Bikila models. Bikila was born in Ethiopia and ran barefoot for their Olympic team during the 1960 mara­thon in Rome, winning that race as well as the marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which he ran shod, and his name is an important one in barefoot running lore.

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