On PHP Programs & A Follow-Up On SB 382…

NC Senate Bill 382 (SB 382) had several provisions but perhaps the one which drew the most attention was that which might empower the NC State Board of Dental Examiners (NCBDE) to compel licensees to undergo physical examination and/or testing without a court order. Ostensibly this bill might relate to mental health and substance abuse […]

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NC Auditor Beth Wood Resigns Amid Controversy Following 2023 NC Medical Board Audit

In 2023 Beth Wood, the North Carolina State Auditor, initiated an audit of the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) that revealed significant issues in the board’s oversight of physician misconduct, including obstruction of access to investigation records. This raised concerns about the board’s effectiveness in protecting the public. Subsequently, Wood faced accusations of misusing state-owned

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Sweating the Small Stuff is Big Business

Guest Author David Darab DDS MBA CEPA, Darab Business Advisors The Little Details Win Customer Trust and Loyalty Challenging the Status Quo While many business coaches advocate focusing on the “major, not the minor” aspects and “not sweating the small stuff,” I beg to differ. This might seem feasible and even practical from a business owner’s perspective.

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Opiate MME Correlated With Patient Arrival Time

A recent study in Pain Medication News examines the impact of patient punctuality on the management and outcomes of opioid therapy in outpatient pain clinics. It emphasizes the importance of using appointment times effectively for opioid education due to its complexity and how punctuality affects clinic efficiency, patient satisfaction, and medication compliance. With a significant

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Caldwell Syndrome

In 2011, Lesley Yates, a dedicated mother and teacher’s aide, faced a life-altering ordeal when a routine antibiotic prescription led to severe tendon injuries, ultimately forcing her into premature disability at 54. Her harrowing experience underscores the dark side of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, spotlighting not only the well-documented risks of tendon ruptures but also the profound

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The Executive’s Eats: Choosing Your Signature Leadership Deli Dish

Guest Author David Darab DDS MBA CEPA, Darab Business Advisors Without effective Leadership, an organization is incapable of achieving results. Peter Drucker said, “Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.” Leadership is the linchpin that connects individuals’ efforts and directs them toward shared achievements. It remains one

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With 25% Higher Risk Of Heart Attack, 42% Greater Stroke

New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates that using cannabis, through smoking, eating, or vaping, may elevate the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The study, analyzing survey data from 434,104 U.S. adults between 2016 and 2020, found that cannabis users had a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, independent of

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CBD For Dental Pain In Place Of NSAIDS

A randomized controlled study has demonstrated that cannabidiol (CBD) may serve as an effective alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for managing acute dental pain, particularly beneficial for patients unable to tolerate NSAIDs. The research, led by Vanessa Chrepa, PhD, DDS, MS from UT Health San Antonio, involved adults with moderate to severe dental pain,

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