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Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects:
Jeff Hall
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Jennifer Spector, DPM
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Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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June 2007

Volume 20 Issue 6
By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
Can depression spur the development of diabetes? A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine concludes that older patients who are depressed have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
By Gary Lepow, DPM, MS, FACFAS, Dustin Smith, DPM, and Matthew Sheedy, DPM
Given the prevalence of hallux abducto valgus deformity, these authors offer a prmer on micro-and macrobiological fundamentals involving the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) and the impact of joint surface deterioration. They also examine an…
By Caroline E. Fife, MD
A dilemma of modern medicine is that reimbursement has become procedurally based. Clinicians are paid for what they do for patients, not for what they refrain from doing. Accordingly, the system, by its very nature, encourages intervention. Indeed,…
By Paul R. Scherer, DPM
Given the challenges of treating the common condition of adult-acquired flatfoot, this author reviews the literature and shares insights from his clinical experience. He discusses the proper staging of this condition and offers pertinent pearls on…
By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
A 32-year-old female presents to the clinic with a chief complaint of multiple pruritic lesions on the tops of both feet. The lesions have been present for several months and appear to be increasing in number and size. The patient has not seen any…
By John V. Guiliana, DPM, MS
The medical industry has changed tremendously in recent years. You can no longer sit back and wait for patients to come to you. Patients are demanding quality care, timely service and, most importantly, customer satisfaction. In planning for the…
Guest Clinical Editor: David Levine, DPM, CPed
Despite the success rate one may have with orthotic devices, sometimes patients may not tolerate the devices. These expert panelists discuss treating patients who do not tolerate orthoses, when orthoses need to be replaced, which orthotic materials…
By Thomas M. Novella, DPM
After completing my residency and an orthopedics fellowship at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, I quickly became a medical advisor to world-class athletes. In the dawn of the sports medicine era back in 1980, I joined a multidisciplinary…
By Mary Crawford, DPM, FACFAS
Given the various ways people compensate for equinus as well as the many conditions associated with equinus, the author provides an anatomical primer, addresses biomechanical influences and offers pearls on surgical treatment
When grinding nails, DPMs can expose themselves to dust but a new device may protect them.    The portable BATVAC comes with a sheath that can be attached to drills, according to the manufacturer Jan L. The company says the product efficiently…
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