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Yoga

Yoga: it’s the word that is everywhere, the practice that is surging in popularity every year. It seems that everybody is doing it, partly because everybody is doing it. In 2001, 4 million Americans said they practiced some form of yoga, and in 2011, that number reached 20 million.

Managing Office Staff

Managing Office Staff

There is no “best way” to manage your staff. Effective managers have varying styles. What’s important is the ability to inspire confidence and the respect of your staff. A good manager leads by setting a good example. Being reasonable and fair all of the time, and being right most of the time, creates the trust you need. Here are some tips that can significantly improve staff and practice management.

e-Prescribing Basics

e-Prescribing Basics

e-Prescribing is the process of filling a medical prescription electronically via a computer or handheld device with e-Prescribing software, thereby taking the place of paper and faxed prescriptions. Its functionality establishes an electronic connection with payers and pharmacies, automating the prescription renewal request and authorization process.

Mata Hari

Mata Hari

What brought down one of the most successful, sensuous, erotic courtesans at age 41? Mata Hari spoke 7 European languages and was such a celebrated figure that Greta Garbo, Doris Day, and Sylvia Kristel portrayed her in movies. She was a celebrated figure in pre-1914 Paris, with many lovers. She became the mistress of millionaire Lyon industrialist Émile Étienne Guimet. The woman was a free spirit who made it on her sex appeal, eroticism, and self-promotion.

Eyeball Tattooing

Eyeball Tattooing

When it comes to body modification, it’s no surprise that certain people go to great lengths to both express and adapt themselves. For some, the length they’re willing to go stares you right in the eye. Eyeball tattooing is not necessarily a new phenomenon, as records indicate that as far back as 150 AD, Galen, a Roman physician and philosopher, was practicing the procedure, specifically known as corneal tattooing, to hide leucomata of the eye. Though corneal tattooing has existed throughout history, the actual dying of the whites of the eyeball is a new procedure that was first performed in 2007.

A New PET Scan for Cancer

A New PET Scan for Cancer

In the treatment of cancer, early detection is often a patients best hope for success. Screenings such as colonoscopies and Pap smears have lowered mortality rates considerably. However, improved screening methods are still needed. Presently, lung cancer has one of the highest associated mortality rates. Too often it is detected in the latter stages, which limits treatment options. Lung cancer has an overall survival rate of about 15%. Imaging and blood, fluid, and tissue samples have been diagnostic staples, but the future may also include a different kind of PET scan.

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Theories abound concerning the actual cause of death of actress Brittany Murphy. On December 20, 2009, she fell to the floor of the bathroom in the home that she shared with her husband Simon Monjack, a British screenwriter. Firefighters who arrived on the scene attempted to resuscitate her. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Assistant chief coroner of Los Angeles, Ed Winter, told the Associated Press, “It appears to be natural.”

Head Flattening

Head Flattening

While the thought of strapping a board or stones to an infant’s head may seem extreme today, it was once common practice. With bandages, cloth, and gentle pressure, infants’ heads were elongated and given a new shape. This act of intentional cranial deformation, or “head flattening,” was practiced on nearly every continent and, amazingly, still exists today.

How to Choose an Attorney

How to Choose an Attorney

Having an attorney you can work with is essential for physicians today. Its not easy to choose an attorney. With the complexity of law and the specialty and subspecialty areas for attorneys, it can be an intimidating task to search for a good lawyer. Sometimes a general practice attorney wont be sufficient. We need a real estate attorney to buy or sell a home or business, a business attorney to help hire a new partner, a tax attorney for tax matters, etc. Just like needing a neurological surgeon to perform brain surgery rather than a hematologist, you will need different types of lawyers to service different aspects of the law.

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