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By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

With the school year beginning throughout the United States, multiple studies and reports suggest a rising incidence of the COVID-19 virus in children and note emerging findings about potential transmission of the virus from children. …

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the authors of a new in-press article for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association aim to demystify information regarding N95 respirators and review key facts regarding proper mask use and reuse…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

In a recent study involving over 1,300 patients with diabetes and COVID-19 at 53 hospitals in France, researchers found that 29 percent of the patients needed intubation for assisted mechanical ventilation and/or died within seven days of…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

The authors of a recent study suggest that patients with some dermatologic diseases, such as superficial fungal infections and psoriasis, may be at higher risk for the COVID-19 virus, due to a possible similarity between cutaneous and mucosal…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

A recent in-press special communication in the Journal of The American Podiatric Medical Association calls physicians to action worldwide in order to reduce health-care burden and facilitate the best car

Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

In a recent poster presentation at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) 2020 Scientific Conference, Dayton and colleagues compared radiographic measurements before and after triplane tarsometatarsal arthrodesis for hallux…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

Physician burnout appears to be extremely pervasive in podiatric medicine. 

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

Injury risk increases when running in harder shoes as opposed to more cushioned shoes, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. 

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

Can a percutaneous, extra-articular distal first ray osteotomy have an impact for mild and moderate bunion deformities? A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery involving 217 feet (including 28 simultaneous bilateral cases) says…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, Associate Editor

Although preoperative coronal deformity greater than 20 degrees has historically been a contraindication for total ankle replacement (TAR), a recent study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery contends that this is not necessarily true.

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