Recent Articles

  • The ultimate proposal editing checklist: 7 steps to a more persuasive document

    Joe Latta

    Proposals are important. And with a growing focus on procurement transparency and objectivity, a high quality proposal can mean the difference between a big win and an almost-was.

  • Top US fall destinations

    Bambi Majumdar

    While every state comes alive with the fall colors there are some that are so distinctive that they can easily lure in tourists from all over the country.

  • The rise of the artificial disc

    Heidi Dawson

    A degenerative intervertebral disc is the most common diagnosis in cases of chronic lumbar pain. Constant pressure from above, coupled with shearing forces and absorbing repeated impacts causes weakening of the annulus, which may eventually lead to a herniation of the central nucleus. Pain then becomes more acute and more difficult to treat conservatively.

  • What is your snow removal backup plan?

    Kevin Smith

    Congratulations, you have selected your service partner or partners to manage your snow removal services for the upcoming snow season. You are hopefully fully immersed in the transition process, local crews are being lined up and now you can sit back and think about this: What if you chose the wrong vendor?

  • The elusiveness of a board’s value and contribution

    John T. Dinner

    ‚ÄčA challenge facing many boards of directors is discerning the value they bring to their organization and the contribution they make to that organization's success. The pursuit of good governance and board effectiveness has tended to focus on an ever-growing list of activities to guard against any and every risk known to mankind, particularly what might be seen as self-interest or incompetence.

  • How many cosmetic procedures can be done at once?

    Dr. Jonathan Kaplan

    I often have patients in the office or at a seminar ask, "How many cosmetic procedures can be done at once?" And the short answer is, "It depends." The longer answer revolves around a few things.

  • An abundance of clients? Thank the Affordable Care Act

    Dr. Georgene Collins

    As the Oct. 1 coverage deadline approaches, there are many complaints about the Affordable Care Act. Reduced benefits and increased costs are two of the most common complaints about the healthcare reform law, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010.

  • Social media policies and strategies for your agency

    Liz Murphy

    Social media is the future of how law enforcement will interact with the communities they serve. But before you send out your first official tweet, you must establish rules that govern how your staff represents your agency to the public. In addition, you should develop a clear communications strategy that defines how and when you interact with the community and who delivers those messages.

  • Feng shui: Creating the right environment for your medical office

    Jessica Taylor

    Take a minute to look around your office. Is it appealing to your patients? Does it promote well-being? Believe it or not, your office layout affects your work life as well as your patients; feng shui can also affect you, your patients and staff. How a space feels affects how people respond at a conscious and unconscious level, says feng shui consultant and lecturer Linda Varone, RN, MA, CFS .

  • Why don’t more hunters use 9.3x62mm Mauser cartridges?

    John McAdams

    ‚ÄčToday I want to discuss a lesser known, yet potent and versatile hunting cartridge: the 9.3x62mm Mauser. While relatively popular in southern Africa and in Europe, relatively few hunters in the United States utilize this outstanding cartridge.