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Footwear and Flatfeet: Correlation or Causation?

October 21, 2014

One of the arguments that often get advanced for a barefoot lifestyle is that shoes cause flat feet as they weaken the muscles. Not sure how people make that conclusion as there is no evidence that footwear wearing populations have feet that is any weaker than barefoot wearing populations – you would have thought that if such claims were being made, those making it would have something to back it up.

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Exploring new options for physicians and patients

October 21, 2014

This issue of Physicians Practice – EXPLORING NEW OPTIONS – focuses on accepting new practice models that meet the needs of physicians and their patients, according to our Great American Physician Survey, sponsored by Kareo. Check out the issue now and get the full results from this year’s survey of more than 1,300 physicians nationwide!

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Independent impact of gout on the risk of diabetes mellitus among women and men: A population-based, BMI-matched cohort study

October 21, 2014

Evidence on the potential independent impact of gout on the risk of diabetes is limited to a single study of men with a high cardiovascular risk profile.

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Plantar fasciitis stubborn to heal, experts say don’t put off treatment

October 21, 2014

Connie Glen isn’t sure what she did exactly, but in February she started getting unexplained pain in her left heel – and seven months, several practitioners and about $2,000 later, it’s still not entirely healed, though she’s finally seeing some improvement. Glen has plantar fasciitis, a common foot injury that can make walking even short distances an ouch-inducing exercise and one that has derailed many a planned marathon among running enthusiasts.

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Meet Gary Glick, M.D. – today at 9 p.m. ET

October 21, 2014

Dr. Gary Glick will be the guest on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr

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Report shows disparities in US diabetes prevention, amputation

October 21, 2014

Differences in amputation rates for diabetes complications are a sign that disparities in care by region and race start much earlier, according to a new report. U.S.

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Do mHealth users get more out of their EHRs?

October 21, 2014

Are mHealth users better at using electronic health records – and getting more out of them – than doctors who use PCs?

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Study: No link found between aspiration of ankle fractures and pain relief

October 21, 2014

Level 1 research presented here showed aspiration of acute ankle fractures did not lead to diminished pain or decreased usage of pain medication in patients compared with placebo.

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New procedure can ease pain from ankle arthritis without limiting the ankle’s mobility

October 21, 2014

It’s a surgery that is becoming increasingly more common. Ankle replacements usually are needed because of a bad accident or arthritis. But artificial ankles have come a long way and not all of them are the same

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Diagnosing and treating pigmented nail lesions

October 21, 2014

Presenting a guide to effective management of pigmented nail lesions due to melanocytic processes, this author offers several case studies, reviews key clinical pointers for diagnosing longitudinal melanonychia and advocates the benefits of the nail matrix shave biopsy in detecting subungual melanoma.

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