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6 Ways to Tell You Are Pregnant Even Without a Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy TestIs it too early for you to take a pregnancy test? Maybe you cannot take a test or get an accurate reading for some reason? No need to worry. There are actually many signs when pregnant that do not involve testing. Although the only way to know for sure you are pregnant is to see your doctor and have it confirmed, the clues your body gives you can also be a solid lead. Many women watch for signs like these, whether or not they have access to accurate tests, before deciding to confirm their pregnancy with a medical professional. Consider these tip offs if you are suspicious: Tip #1:Your Cycle......
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5 Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Started My Practice 9 Years Ago

5 Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Started My Practice 9 Years Ago
It’s not a surprise that successfully running a medical practice is making day-to-day tasks as efficient as possible. It can be the difference in allowing you to take on more patients, have a better working environment and making sure each staff member knows his role. But sometimes it takes years to figure out the truly effective approaches for running a medical practice, so to help you get there faster, here are five of the most important lessons I learned about managing my practice in the last nine years: 1)         Hire the Right Team The importance of having ......
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Tighten up those boundaries or else…

Tighten up those boundaries or else…
It is almost summer which is the time for weekly lawn mowing. When you instruct your landscape company to take care of your lawn, where do they stop with mowing? At the boundary line. I assume you don’t instruct them to mow your neighbor’s back lawn as well. After all, people need to be responsible for their own properties and need to learn boundaries in their own lives too. Meet Mary (name changed) who is a female physician who was exposed to this life lessons several times in the last few months. As the department chair in her organization, she was constantly struggling with the workload to......
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Physician Success With Teeny Efforts …

Physician Success With Teeny Efforts …
  The Term “Grit” Is In The News At Present.If you didn’t already know this, “Grit” is the term coined by psychologist Angela Duckworth to describe a quality that research has shown to be a key predictor of success in life. In her recently released book of the same title (A), Duckworth elaborates on just how powerful the combination of passion + perseverance is, and how it can be developed intentionally. What Does This Have To Do With My Post Today? I’ve been intrigued by this topic for some time, in a somewhat abstract way. As a m......
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Glasses, Contacts, Surgery - Which is Right for You?

Glasses, Contacts, Surgery - Which is Right for You?
Over 50% of Americans report vision ailments such as nearsightedness, farsighted and astigmatism. Given these numbers, there is a good chance you yourself have noticed distances becoming murkier and faces becoming more obscured with age. You ultimately end up surrendering to the fact that you need a vision aid. Many different people of all ages, ranging from toddlers to adults, have found that they need the assistance of prescription lenses to see to the best of their ability. The most commonly used method of vision correction comes in the form of eyeglasses. However, in the past 40 years ......
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