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Doc Holidays
By Ed Rabinowitz
Physicians spend their lives helping others, but many spend their holidays finding new ways to give back, from dressing up as Santa Claus to raising awareness about cancer through music.
Physician Voices
Pediatric Spine Surgeon Hits All the Right Notes
By Ed Rabinowitz
Oprah Winfrey. Bill Cosby. Muhammad Ali. Sidney Poitier. Alvin Crawford, MD. If that last name seems out of place with the others, guess again.
Money and Finance
Estate Planning Essentials for Physicians
By Brian Luster and Steven Abernathy
Planning can dramatically reduce—or avoid altogether—some common tax hits, including: capital gains, state, inheritance, and estate and gift taxes. There are several options to consider when building an estate plan.
10 Financial Planning Tips for Year-end
By Robert Leahy
As we reach the end of 2014, it’s once again time to consider year-end tax, estate, and financial planning issues. Here are 10 financial planning tips for year-end.
The Check Up
Reducing the No-Show Rate in Your Practice
By By Carol Crews, CMPE, CPMA
Every Practice has patients who do not show up for their scheduled appointments. Do you know what your no-show rate is and why patients miss their appointment?
Travel and Leisure
Dream Trips: Catching the Migration in Kenya
By Candyce H. Stapen
Two-by-two, the wildebeest come in a seemingly endless line of gray that cuts through the Masai Mara’s golden plains. The wildebeest and their migrating companions, the zebra, move toward the Mara River. Hundreds upon hundreds of animals mass on the savannah just above the river bank, braying as they push into already crowded circles. The air is thick with expectation.
How to Explore Botswana’s Okavango Delta
By Candyce H. Stapen
Botswana’s Okavango Delta, stretching for some 4.45 million acres, reigns as the world’s largest inland delta.
Advice for Going on Safari
By Candyce H. Stapen
Going on safari can be the trip of a lifetime, but it's also a major investment. Here are some tips to make the best of your once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Gadgets and Technology
Healthgrades Launches New Data-driven Search Platform
By Jared Kaltwasser
Patients who use the Internet to find healthcare providers will now have more data available when making their decisions.