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Hands of fate

September 26, 2010Mike Moran

ERIE, Pa. - Dr. James Lin never intended to have anything to do with his family's shoe business. He grew up expecting to be a doctor, eventually becoming a geriatric specialist. Then his father got sick, and everything changed. Lin traveled to Taiwan to help run the family business. Two years later, he returned to the United States, and that's when the hands of fate laid their fingers upon him. The result: Oasis Footwear, a manufacturer of diabetic shoes. "I would send my patients to get diabetic...

Footwear, Oasis

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Texas: Pedorthists push for licensure

September 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

AUSTIN, Texas - A group of pedorthists met with the Texas Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics in August to press for licensure. "We feel the license will bring more professional recognition," said Antonio Davila, president of RN Plus Medical Supplies in San Antonio. Currently, pedorthists in Texas must be certified but are "exempt" from licensure. Licensure would simply formalize what pedorthists currently do, which is to supply footwear, including therapeutic shoes, shoe modifications and foot...

Footwear, Licensure

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