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    6 Bad Reasons to Make Changes to Your Portfolio

    The bull market is about to enter its seventh year and it seems like a lot of investors are just itching to make a change to their portfolio or investing habits. Giving in to the feeling of the seven-year itch is bad news for most investors…
    6 Bad Reasons to Make Changes to Your Portfolio

    Mohammed El Erian: Expect a Fed Rate Hike By September

    Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, says investors should prepare for a U.S. rate hike this summer, but added that the Federal Reserve will cushion the blow with "very aggressive forward guidance policy". Rates will stop "well below" historical averages of 4 percent.
    Mohammed El Erian: Expect a Fed Rate Hike By September

    Why the Public’s Perception of a Physician’s Finances Could Be False

    I often hear and read that physicians are all “rich” and I think this is the general sentiment the American public shares. Here are a few key financial variables that physicians face, that the majority of our country does not.
    Why the Public’s Perception of a Physician’s Finances Could Be False

    Competition Among Physicians and Retail Clinics Drive Higher Antiobiotic Prescribing Rate

    Competition among doctors’ offices, urgent care centers and retail medical clinics in wealthy areas of the U.S. often leads to an increase in the number of antibiotic prescriptions written per person, a team led by Johns Hopkins researchers has found.
    Competition Among Physicians and Retail Clinics Drive Higher Antiobiotic Prescribing Rate

    Estate Planning for Blended Families

    You have arrived at your second marriage a little bit older and (hopefully) a little bit wiser. Second marriages and blended families present their own issues when it comes to estate planning. You would like to take care of your spouse and your children, but letting them work it out after you are gone is a recipe for disaster.
    Estate Planning for Blended Families

    You’ve Been Sued for Malpractice: Now What?

    Being sued for malpractice, especially for the first time, can be an unsettling and frustrating experience. It is imperative that you immediately report a malpractice claim to your professional liability insurance carrier and retain an attorney specializing in the defense of medical malpractice cases in order to protect your interests.
    You’ve Been Sued for Malpractice: Now What?

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    The FDA Just Approved the First Ever Drug to Treat Severe MS (0)

    The FDA Just Approved the First Ever Drug to Treat Severe MS

    Late Tuesday, the FDA approved a groundbreaking multiple sclerosis treatment from Roche/Genentech—the first one ever approved to treat a severe form of MS called primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).

    Trump Is Slashing FDA Rules. Why Isn’t Big Pharma Excited? (0)

    Trump Is Slashing FDA Rules. Why Isn’t Big Pharma Excited?

    President Donald Trump is planning to take the ax to Food and Drug Administration regulations. “[We’re] going to be streamlining the process so that, from your standpoint, when you have a drug, you can actually get it approved instead of waiting for many, many years,” he told a collection of Big Pharma CEOs, including the chief executives of Merck, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson, during a White House meeting earlier this year.

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    Here’s America’s Third Leading Cause Of Death And What Trump’s Budget May Do (0)

    Here’s America’s Third Leading Cause Of Death And What Trump’s Budget May Do

    Headlines such as "Republicans Pan Trump Budget" and "Donald Trump’s Budget Is Universally Unloved" have suggested that identifying problems with President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget has been like pointing out wet spots on the Titanic. For example, a chorus along the political spectrum have criticized the proposed drastic National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget cuts, arguing that it could be the "jump the shark" moment for the United States (a reference to the Happy Days episode that began the ultimate decline and demise of the popular sitcom series).

    To Deal with Uncertainty, Physicians Should Look Ahead, Find Efficiencies and Build Relationships (0)

    To Deal with Uncertainty, Physicians Should Look Ahead, Find Efficiencies and Build Relationships

    With the administration of President Donald Trump and the unclear future of Medicare and Obamacare, physicians are faced with even more uncertainty than before, Medical Economics writes. But they’re dealing with it in various ways, according to the publication.

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    Physicians Want Collaboration From Payers (0)

    Physicians Want Collaboration From Payers

    The physician community has a simple message for payers: Let doctors be doctors. Doctors’ sentiment is overwhelmingly negative toward payers, identifying more obstacles than true collaboration in primary care. In this issue, we unveil the results of the Medical Economics Payer Scorecard, an exclusive project gathering input from nearly 1,100 physicians nationwide on their relationship with health insurers.

    15 Great Cities For Nurses In 2017 (0)

    15 Great Cities For Nurses In 2017

    That’s pretty good advice, these days, if you’re a nurse looking to make the most out of your paycheck. Recently, Indeed.com – a massive job search platform that greets over 200 million monthly visitors – took a look at which cities in the U.S. pay nurses the most while giving them the biggest bang for their bucks. The west of the U.S. – California especially – was overwhelmingly dominant.

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    Physician, Brand Thyself — Or Suffer The Dire Consequences (0)

    Physician, Brand Thyself — Or Suffer The Dire Consequences

    Of all the things that they forget to teach you in medical school, marketing is certainly one of them. And today, the dominance of social media and crowd-sourced ratings make it almost imperative that clinicians stay mindful of their reputation in the marketplace. Some people call it your brand. But between physical exams and insurance forms, this "clinical brand" may not ever get to be very high on your to-do list.

    Robots In The Hospital – Its Not Like Robots In The Factory (0)

    Robots In The Hospital – Its Not Like Robots In The Factory

    There are a lot of signs that the “great recession” that began in 2008 is over. The unemployment rate is the lowest that it has been in 12 years. Manufacturing output is back to pre-recession 2008 levels and close to a record high. However, manufacturing jobs are not; in fact, America has lost 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000. The reason isn’t that they’ve been stolen from low wage countries, the reason is robotics.

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    Entrepreneurs To Launch Technology Globally That May Revolutionize How We Care For Aging Parents (0)

    Entrepreneurs To Launch Technology Globally That May Revolutionize How We Care For Aging Parents

    “In the heart of every caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do for me.” ― Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

    Should medical residents’ work hours be increased? (0)

    Should medical residents’ work hours be increased?

    This month, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will decide whether interns should be allowed the same 28-hour shifts senior residents work instead of the current, 16-hour shift maximum.

    Wealth Management

    Trump’s Nominee To Lead The FDA Got Paid Millions By The Health Care Industry (0)

    Trump’s Nominee To Lead The FDA Got Paid Millions By The Health Care Industry

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the FDA, is a widely respected physician and prominent conservative health care thinker. He also has some serious financial ties to the industry he's tasked with overseeing if ultimately confirmed by the Senate. Gottlieb has received millions of dollars in compensation from some 20-odd biopharma and health firms, according to financial disclosure documents reported by the Wall Street Journal.

    Making Some Key Changes Can Help Doctors See More Profit (0)

    Making Some Key Changes Can Help Doctors See More Profit

    Commentary on Medical Economics article by Rosemarie Nelson There are steps doctors can take to increase revenue in 2017, but they need to take a hard look at their practice and make adjustments to favor the needs of patients and reduce overhead, Medical Economics writes. It pays to first analyze the numbers, according to the publication. If it turns out that fewer patients are making appointments this year, it might be because they are looking to alternative care options, Medical Economics writes. Doctor appointments during regular working hours can be difficult for many clients to arrange, the publication writes. Most have to take time off work or plan for long lunch breaks, according to Medical Economics. Those who cannot go to clinics open earlier or later, or resort to teleconsulting, according to the publication. Doctors who need to bring in patients can try adjusting their work day to fit their clients’ needs and promoting their new availability, Medical Economics writes. In addition, physicians should take a hard look at whether they can see more patients during the day, according to the publication. Transferring some tasks such as phone calls to their staff, for example, can save doctors time to do the work only they can carry out, Medical Economics writes.