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Diabetes and Heart Health: What You Need to Know

Diabetes and heart disease are two prevalent health conditions that often go hand in hand. The connection between them is...


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Stylish Diabetic Footwear Trends for the Season

In the realm of fashion, functionality has long played second fiddle to style. Yet, as our understanding of health and wellness...


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Tips for Keeping Diabetic Shoes Clean and Odor-Free

For individuals with diabetes, proper foot care is paramount. Diabetic shoes play a crucial role in maintaining foot health, as...


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Technology and Diabetes: Wearable Devices for Foot Health Monitoring

In the dynamic landscape of diabetes management, technological advancements continue to revolutionize the way individuals monitor...


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The Intersection of Diabetes, Foot Health and Mental Well-Being

In the intricate web of health and wellness, certain connections stand out as particularly crucial. One such intersection lies at...


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Diabetes Support Groups: Building a Community for Shared Experiences

Living with diabetes presents a unique set of challenges, from managing blood sugar levels to preventing complications. Among...


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The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Differences in Treatment

Like shadows on a sunlit path, type 1 and type 2 diabetes cast similar silhouettes on the landscape of health. Both share the...


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Reasons You May Not Be Able To Feel Your Feet

The world whispers beneath your feet – the crunch of leaves, the tickle of grass, the comforting grip of the earth. But for some,...


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What You Need To Know About Charcot Foot

Foot health is a constant concern for those living with diabetes. But hidden amongst the usual suspects, a condition that can...


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Components and Benefits of Diabetic Socks

For those living with diabetes, foot health takes center stage. And in this intricate dance, diabetic socks are not just...


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What Does It Mean If Your Feet and Ankles Swell?

We all know the feeling after a long day on our feet, our socks feel a little snugger, and our ankles might appear a tad fuller....


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Why You Need to See a Podiatrist for Diabetic Foot Care

For people with diabetes, feet deserve more than a glance and a quick scrub in the shower. They demand meticulous attention,...


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What Is PAD and How Can It Affect Your Feet?

Forget lurking monsters under the bed, the real threat to your feet might be closer than you think. Peripheral artery disease...


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Why Diabetic Foot Wounds Don’t Heal on Their Own

For many with diabetes, a simple cut or blister on the foot can snowball into a life-altering crisis. Unlike minor wounds that...


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Why It’s Important To Take Care of Foot Calluses

Ignoring foot calluses can lead to painful cracks,and potentially infections, putting your overall health and mobility at risk. ...


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Ways to Strengthen Your Feet and Ankles Daily

Your feet and ankles are responsible for supporting your weight and helping you move around. They are also important for balance...


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Your Everyday Checklist for Diabetic Foot Care

If you have diabetes, it is important to take special care of your feet. Diabetes can damage your nerves and blood vessels, which...


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Tips for Navigating the Holidays With Diabetes

The holidays can be a wonderful time to enjoy food, family, and friends. But for people with diabetes, it can also be a challenge...


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The Anatomy and Features of Orthopedic Shoes

Orthopedic shoes are designed to provide support and comfort for people with foot problems. They are typically made with special...


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5 Reasons Why Diabetes Can Cause Foot Pain

If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels can get too high. Over time, high blood sugar can damage nerves and blood vessels...


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What to Consider When Choosing Diabetic Socks

Diabetic socks are designed to help people with diabetes keep their feet healthy and comfortable. They are made from materials...


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7 Best Hiking Tips for People With Diabetes

Hiking is a great way to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors. But if you have diabetes, there are a few things you need to do to...


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Why People With Diabetes Need To Keep Their Feet Dry

Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, including the feet. Individuals with diabetes are more likely to develop dry, cracked...


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Ways Diabetes Can Cause Poor Circulation

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels...


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Why You Should Examine Your Feet Daily if You Have Diabetes

What do you do when your doctor returns to the room and tells you that you have diabetes? While most people view diabetes as less...


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Learn The Early Stages of Diabetic Feet Complications

It’s important for individuals with diabetes to become vigilant about foot health. Diabetes isn’t just about managing your...


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Should People With Diabetes Wear Shoes at Home?

Receiving a diabetes diagnosis means you must make numerous lifestyle changes. Sometimes, these changes are small—like forgoing...


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5 Tips for Running Safely if You Have Diabetes

Living with diabetes can have it's challenges and dealing with the symptoms can be tough. You must care for yourself by...


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5 Ways To Protect Your Feet at Home if You Have Diabetes

If you have diabetes, it’s important to adjust certain lifestyle habits to keep your blood sugar balanced and not risk increasing...


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Tips to Start Exercising With Diabetes

If you have diabetes, exercise should be a key aspect of your health regimen, along with measuring your blood sugar and managing...


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Crucial Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

We understand you’re excited to travel, so it’s important to travel smart if you have diabetes. Ensuring you have everything you...


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How to Manage Neuropathy in Your Feet

Managing diabetes isn’t easy, but you need to do all you can to stay healthy. Part of that is dealing with symptoms to the best...


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Diabetic Foot Care Tips

Managing a condition like diabetes isn’t easy, but you can certainly get a handle on it. You just have to know the proper methods...


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Why Do Diabetics Need to See Podiatrists?

When you have diabetes, you will likely encounter complications no matter how well you manage your symptoms. It’s important to...


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Tips for Choosing Running Shoes

If you’re a person with diabetes, it’s especially important to exercise. It’s a huge part of keeping your blood sugar and blood...


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Signs You Need to Wear Orthopedic Shoes

Are you a person with diabetes? If so, you might benefit from orthopedic shoes. Your feet should get all the protection they...


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Causes and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

When you have diabetes, you must learn how to care for your feet. You need to look out for many things, including bunions, corns,...


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Best Tips for Improving Blood Flow in Your Feet

Maintaining good circulation, especially in your feet, is essential when you have diabetes. Diabetes affects every part of your...


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When You Need to Replace Your Orthopedic Shoes

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you likely have much on your plate. One of the first things your doctor—especially your...


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Why Do Diabetics Benefit From Diabetic Footwear

You might have gone to the podiatrist and had them suggest that you buy diabetic shoes. If this is the case, you’re likely...


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How Exercise Can Help With Diabetes

Exercise is fundamental to diabetes management. Most doctors will immediately green-light some exercise regimens. It doesn’t...


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How to Find the Right Diabetic Shoes

After being diagnosed with diabetes, you must make many lifestyle changes. One of the best changes you can make is the shoes you...


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Life After Diagnosis: Navigating the Journey with Diabetes

Getting diagnosed with diabetes is tough. You must make many changes, including how you exercise, which foods you eat, and more....


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Top Benefits of Daily Walks

If you’re a person with diabetes, your doctor has likely urged you to become more active. This is for a good reason. Becoming...


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Ways To Protect Your Feet During Winter

People with diabetes must make serious lifestyle changes during the winter that other people don't have to worry about. Luckily,...


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What Makes a Diabetic Shoe?

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to take care of your feet. Foot conditions like diabetic neuropathy,...


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Home Remedies to Alleviate Foot Pain

Diabetes comes with many auxiliary conditions, the most prevalent being diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a condition...


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Best Slippers for Swollen Feet

Diabetes is a health condition that affects many people. Those who are diagnosed with this condition often have to deal with many...


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Important Things to Know If Exercising With Diabetes

Exercise is essential when you have diabetes. It lowers blood pressure, helps you lose weight, and helps you become more fit....


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Worst Shoes for Diabetic Feet

Having diabetes isn’t easy. However, if you take the proper precautions, you won’t feel like you’re at the end of your rope. One...


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Myths About Diabetes You Need To Know

Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s also shrouded in misconceptions. Since...


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How Can You Prevent Bunions? Tips for Preventing Bunions!

Bunions are a painful condition many adults deal with and individuals with diabetes are especially susceptible to them. It’s...


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Gifts to Give Diabetics

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Does Exercise Help Diabetic Foot Pain?

Are you experiencing foot pain and want to learn how to decrease it? If so, this is for you. Diabetic foot pain isn’t pleasant,...


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Tips for Dealing With Plantar Fasciitis

Diabetes isn’t exactly a walk in the park, and one of the most difficult symptoms to deal with is plantar fasciitis. Plantar...


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Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

As a person with diabetes, taking care of your feet should be a top priority. People with diabetes heal slower and are more prone...


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Why You Shouldn't Walk Barefoot If You're Diabetic

If you have diabetes, you know it comes with many related health problems. The disease itself warrants the highest levels of...


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Why You Need Diabetic Shoes

Diabetes treatment has come a long way since the condition’s discovery. Today, people with diabetes have a much-improved life...


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Tips to Protect Your Feet With Diabetes

Though it might seem strange, your feet are one of the most vulnerable areas of the body when you live with diabetes. Part of...


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Best Exercises for Type 2 Diabetes

When your lifestyle revolves around managing your type two diabetes, remaining active is key to warding off adverse symptoms....


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How to Spot Early Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. Yet, for every person diagnosed with this condition,...


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What is Neuropathy? Why does Neuropathy hurt worse at night?

Peripheral neuropathy is a very common condition that those living with diabetes often experience. Characterized by radiating...


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Home Remedies for Swollen Feet You Must Try

Swelling and discomfort in the feet are common symptoms for those living with diabetes. Whether you’re maintaining an active...


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Medicare Shoe Coverage – Diabetic Shoes (A Codes) vs. Orthopedic Shoes (L Codes)

CGS recently released some updates to the coverage provisions for those beneficiaries of shoes, inserts, and shoe modifications...


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What Are Diabetic Shoes?

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “What are diabetic shoes and what makes a diabetic shoe different the average...


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Diabetic Inserts: What's the difference between the A5513 & A5514 HCPCS billing codes?

The A5514 HCPCS code went live on 1/1/2019 after the temporary K0903 was “cross walked” into a permanent A code. However, since...


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Practitioner Strategies to Increase Diabetic Shoe Patient Compliance

There have been thousands of articles written, and many case studies conducted on diabetic foot treatments. We obviously know,...


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Best Shoes for Chronic Ankle Instability and Hallux Rigidus

Are you wondering what the best shoes are for your feet? Do you suffer from ankle instability or hallux rigidus? It can be...


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Updates to the Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes LCD

In case you did not attend, there was a webinar held by CGS reviewing the updates to the Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with...


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Best Shoes for Wide Feet, Bunions and Diabetic Neuropathy

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes, which makes the footwear options boundless. When you add in some of the conditions...


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2020 Diabetic Shoes and Orthopedic Inserts Medicare Reimbursement Rates

Medicare reimbursement rates tend to change year after year and we wanted to give you a clear snapshot of what the differences...


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Custom Orthopedic Inserts for Diabetic Shoes

With our full service laboratory, we have the capability of providing a 100% custom, accommodative product. Feet come in all...


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CGS MEDICARE APP - Updated!

CGS Medicare App is updated! Download it now for LCD’s, Fee Schedules, CMS news and MORE, right at your fingertips!


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Patients and Primary Care Provider Tips

Are your referring physicians slow to respond to paperwork requests for diabetic shoes…or not responding at all? It can be a...


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Updated Standard Documentation Requirements (SDR)

Effective 1/1/20, CMS updated Standard Documentation Requirements (SDR) Article A55426 attached to the Therapeutic Shoes for...


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DME MACs and Portals

Learn how and why to sign-up on the webpages that each of the DME MACs have setup to assist Podiatrists and DME suppliers!  


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Internet-Based PECOS for Medicare Supplier Enrollment Simplified!

Learn how to use internet-based PECOS for Medicare supplier enrollment with 3 simple steps!


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Why Diabetic Foot Exams Are Important

Providers, are you educating your patient with reminders? Patients, are you getting reminders? Below is why diabetic foot exams...


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Document, document, document...

Document, document, document...get paid and stay paid 2020!


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Patient Reminder Postcard

Ensure your patients receive new shoes yearly with an Anodyne reminder postcard! 


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Medicare Provider Alert

CONTINUE TO GET PAID AFTER JANUARY 1 2020……

Do not wait. Update your patients' records and use Medicare Beneficiary identifiers...


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Learn What's Inside an Anodyne Diabetic Shoe Box

What's inside the Anodyne shoe box?

Just as “One shoe can change your life” (Cinderella), one shoe box can help save your foot!...


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Medicare Billing and Compliance Paperwork Help for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts

A challenge with billing therapeutic shoes/inserts for diabetic patients’ is obtaining proper paperwork from the physician, as...


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Home Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles

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Sore feet, swelling, inflammation and related foot complications can be a product of various sources. If you experience any...


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Best Shoes for Bunions and Hammertoes

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes. When you mix in all the different foot ailments, bunions, hammertoes, edema, etc.,...


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How to Take Foot Impressions for Fitting Custom Orthotic Insoles

How to properly cast a patient using a foam impression box for custom diabetic insoles is important because it allows us at...


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Shoe Inserts for Toe Amputations: When Does a Patient Need a Toe Filler?

Typically, the type of patient that requires a toe filler is high risk. You must take extreme care in providing and monitoring...


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Steps to Heat Mold A5512 Diabetic Inserts

Properly fitting A5512 heat moldable inserts is not super difficult, but is extremely important in ensuring the best possible...


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How to Fix Your Foot Problem(s)

Knowing what the problem is, is only the beginning. Finding the solution is the key. Below is a list of some of the most common...


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What Food is Good For Your Feet?

Food for thought. No. Food for feet! Did you know there are a few different foods can actually affect the health of your feet in...


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What Are The Best Winter Boots?

Looking for the best fitting winter boots? First, you need to learn how to properly fit winter boots. When it begins to snow,...


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How to Deal with Shin Splints

"Shin splints” is a general term for a condition caused by inflammation to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the...


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Fall Footcare Tips
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On September 15, 2016

Fall Footcare Tips

By forgoing socks, donning flip-flops, or simply going barefoot, Summer was the time to free our feet from their year-long...


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3 Exercises for Reducing Heel Pain

Heel pain is fairly common, and can be a result of many different issues or conditions. Nonetheless, regardless of what is...


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Exercises and Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the...


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4 Tips for Healthy Toe Nails

Your nails are a reflection of your overall health, which is why proper nail care is so important. Below are a few simple and...


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Fitting Shoes for Children

Having properly fitting footwear is important for everyone, and especially important for a developing child. Boy's feet typically...


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4 Summer Running Tips

Even after an awful start to spring here in the Midwest, it appears summer is upon us. With summer comes a lot more outdoor...


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Steps to Prevent Swollen Feet While Flying

Summer tends to be one of the busier times for the year in terms of people traveling. One thing you may have noticed while flying...


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