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There is a big shift going on in medical care nationwide as a result of the ripple effect of the Affordable Care Act (AFA). Two of the groups that are weathering particularly intense changes are physicians and anesthesiologists. The reason for these shifts, of course, is financial. Insurance firms are pressuring physicians to lower their rates, and at the same time, hedge funds and corporate investors are moving in to take over still-lucrative anesthesia practices. How Anesthesia Services Work in Provider Groups Versus Hospitals Typically, anesthesia is provided as a result of a separate self-contained… Read Article →

Non-profit organizations face stagnate or shrinking pools of potential donors with increasing competition from other non-profits. Rates for retaining first time donors, and even recurring donors, continue to be low across non-profits, with the majority of organizations only retaining approximately 40%. The Urban Institute has done extensive research in this area with several effective charts. When looking at the financial implications, not only is the cost of acquiring new donors greater than the cost to retain current donors, but also, research indicates donor retention has a compounding effect on your organization’s fundraising. As noted in… Read Article →

One: Periodontal Disease If you are not flossing your teeth on a daily basis, then there are serious ramifications for your overall health. Leaving food debris between teeth and below gum tissue puts you at risk for periodontal disease. The symptoms of periodontal disease are swollen, discolored and bleeding gums. You will probably have a foul taste in your mouth that does not go away despite using mouthwash, and your gums might recede, leaving dental roots exposed. Exposed dental roots are prone to infection, and many individuals with this condition lose one or more teeth…. Read Article →

If you are a parent, then you want to find the best ways to improve a child’s dental health. Healthy teeth and gums are not just important for creating a gorgeous smile but also provide other benefits that include consuming a nutritious diet and speaking properly. Tip One: Set a Good Example One of the best ways to improve a child’s dental health is by setting a good example each day when selecting foods for meals and snacks. A parent should have a child watch as they brush and floss their teeth in the morning… Read Article →

Sterling silver jewelry is beautiful, but it requires care to keep it clean and untarnished. Perhaps you are not aware that sterling silver can corrode when it becomes tarnished, which, surprisingly, can even happen if the pieces are not worn for a long time. Sterling silver contains 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent other metals, usually copper. When air touches sterling silver, oxidation occurs. Other causes of tarnish and corrosion include moisture, air pollution, high humidity, and contact with chemicals such as perfume, deodorant, lotions, and hair spray. Wikipedia defines jewelry cleaning as the practice… Read Article →

Many people claim that they are too busy with work and family to fit in time for exercise. This is unfortunate because exercise can help with the stresses that come with everyday life. All types of exercise, from yoga to dancing, can bring stress relief. Those who don’t enjoy going to the gym or playing on a sports team can find some way to exercise that will bring health both to the mind and body. Exercise is the perfect de-stressor because it releases endorphins, allows for meditation to occur, improves mood and reverses damage to… Read Article →

A psychic reading can be a pretty amazing and eye-opening experience. Before having your first reading, you might assume there’s little you can do to enhance your experience, but that is far from the case! The psychic will do their best to give you the most helpful reading possible, but there a lot you can do in preparation as well. Here are four ways you can improve your psychic reading. 1. Prepare Mentally A day or two before your appointment, take some time for yourself to meditate and clear your mind. Think about what topics… Read Article →

Throughout the course of technological evolution, one endearing constant has always been video games. Computer programmers and designers realized early on there was a desperate market for interactive video entertainment. As new avenues arose for the improvement of society, so did the refinement of the perfect game. By the closing of the 1950’s, it was clear that computers had mass potential, but early renditions of video games were restricted solely to industrial scientists and elite universities. “The Video Game Revolution” published by PBS asserts, the first real milestone of game tech was reached in the… Read Article →

It’s in the selection of accent furniture that you have the wonderful opportunity to display and showcase your unique flair for style and design. Accent furniture is the furniture that is added to a room to complement and complete the overall room design. It may not necessarily be considered essential to the functionality of the room, but rather serves as an eye-catching feature in the room. The element of surprise When you begin planning a room design, you’ll probably use various resources for inspiration and as a guide for determining the type of decor you… Read Article →

Depending on personal needs and individual tastes, the choice between wholesale or specialty ammo is up to a gun owner. Over much of the last decade the availability of these has become tougher, which means that fluctuating prices can mean higher prices. Cost Still, the main difference between these two types of ammo is simple to understand: specialty will cost more than wholesale. That’s something that occurs in every other segment of the economy, and is just as true in this case. Those purchasing wholesale ammo are more cost-conscious, and there’s a greater likelihood that a… Read Article →

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