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Eggs Are OK Again

Eggs Are OK Again, We Think

“The people who told us about sun block were the same people who told us, when I was a kid, that eggs were good. So I ate a lot of eggs. Ten years later they said they were bad. I went, ‘Well, I just ate the eggs!’ So I stopped eating eggs, and ten years later they said they were good again! Well, then I ate twice as many, and then they said they were bad. Well, now I’m really #$%ed! Then they said they’re good, they’re bad, they’re good, the whites are good, th-the yellows—make up your mind! It’s breakfast. I’ve gotta eat!” —Lewis Black

Open Wide and Say Ahhhhh!

When Alicia White took her 4-year-old daughter, Savannah, for a dentist appointment, it was noted that the little girl had 4 cavities, so the dentist went to work. However, when she arrived home, Savannah’s mother looked into her daughter’s mouth and was flabbergasted by what she saw…

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker was the first international, black female superstar. She was born in St. Louis in 1906 as Freda Josephine McDonald. Her mom, Carrie, was adopted in 1886 and claimed Eddie Carson, a vaudeville drummer, was Josephine’s father. But according to Jean-Claude Baker, Josephine’s foster son, “I think Josephine’s father was white-so did Josephine, so did her familypeople in St. Louis say that (Josephine’s mother) had worked for a German family (around the time she became pregnant). (Carrie) let people think Eddie Carson was the father, and Carson played along(but) Josephine knew better.”

Congenital Genu Recurvatum

Congenital Genu Recurvatum

Genu recurvatum loosely translates as backward-bending knee. It is also known as congenital dislocation of the knee (CDK) or congenital dislocation of the patella (CDP), and sometimes as congenital hyperextension. CDK is a rare condition with an incidence rate of approximately 1 per 100,000 live births. It is characterized by congenital hyperextension of the knee and marked limitation of flexion. Patients with this condition present with a patella that is dislocated laterally, permanently, and irreducibly. However, there is some disagreement with this description. Some suggest obligatory patella dislocation is a separate condition where the dislocation is hypoplastic to start and becomes fixed into the lateral position as the child grows. Some physicians believe this condition should be renamed developmental dysplasia and dislocation disorder (DDDP) to more accurately reflect it as a wide-spectrum disorder.

Dolphin-Assisted Therapy

Dolphin-Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) involves incorporating an animal into a person’s therapeutic process or treatment. Dolphins are an increasingly popular choice of ATT to address psychological problems and developmental disabilities, especially in children. A growing and controversial group of global entrepreneurs claim dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT) can help patients feel better by putting them in close contact with dolphins. There are now more than 100 organizations offering DAT around the globe in such widely scattered places as Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Israel, Australia, and Ukraine.

Facts About the American Medical Association (AMA)

As the nation’s health care system continues to evolve, the AMA is dedicated to promoting scientific advancement, working to ensure that enhancements to health care in the United States are physician led, accelerating advancements in medical education, improving health outcomes, and investing in the physician-patient relationship, including promoting health care costs that can be prudently managed.

Cancer Screening Dogs

Cancer Screening Is for the Dogs

Early detection is paramount in the successful treatment of cancer. Colonoscopies and Pap smears have long been known to considerably lower mortality rates. However, improved screening methods are always needed. For example, lung cancer has a survival rate of about 15% because it is too often detected in the latter stages, which limits treatment options. Currently, imaging and sampling of blood, fluid, and tissue are the staples of diagnosis, but the future may also include a furrier option.

Managing Your Staff

Managing Your Staff

There is no blueprint available that will detail how you should effectively manage your staff. Successful supervisors have varying styles, and you should adopt an approach that suits your needs and personality while creating the appropriate atmosphere for your office. Whichever manner you implement, the goal is the same: inspire the confidence and respect of your staff. Set a good example by consistently being reasonable and fair. Really listen to your employees and, as in life outside the office, empathize with their concerns. This will generate the trust you require to build the practice you desire. Following are some tips that can significantly improve staff and practice management.

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