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Firms have financial options after a disaster

Too often businesses hit by a disaster — whether a natural disaster or a man-made occurrence — will close permanently. But with adequate planning — and some help from financial institutions — closure can be avoided. Lenders said that a business ...

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Effective leadership key to managing a crisis

Let’s say you’re the CEO or president of your firm, and lately all you’ve been doing is smiling. Business is strong, the forecast for the future shows nothing but growth and employee morale is sky high. It’s as though pushing ...

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JD + MBA: A good match, but with some caveats


Law firms that serve business clients are increasingly encouraging their attorneys to get their MBAs, or at least take business classes to better understand and serve their clients. Attorneys say that overall it has been worth the time and cost ...

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Huguely lawsuit retooled, refiled

RICHMOND, Virginia — The family of slain University of Virginia student Yeardley Love has refiled its claims against George W. Huguely V, the fellow UVa student convicted of second-degree murder in Love’s 2010 death. The new lawsuit in Charlottesville Circuit ...

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Opioid litigation and the health care professional

Meghan R. Murphy

In 2017, over 70,000 Americans died from a drug overdose — and over 48,000 of those deaths were caused by an opioid overdose. These staggering and tragic figures have heightened scrutiny of the roles opioid manufacturers, distributors, and even individual ...

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Nursing shortage continues across nation


Oklahoma City-based nurse practitioner Brooke Caldwell has experienced many settings of nursing and various levels during her 18-year career. Caldwell worked as a nurse technician while earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Oklahoma. Upon graduation, she worked ...

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Importance of medical records management intensifies in high-tech world

Medical records

Health information management, which includes the management of medical records, is a field that is constantly evolving with advances in technology. “Health information is an exciting career,” said Julia Kendrick, regional health information management director for SSM Health Care Oklahoma. ...

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AI in health care: What you need to know

Dekel Gelbman

With the growing hype around artificial intelligence and its recent elevation among policymakers at the national level, artificial intelligence continues to be a hot button issue filled with promises of positive change and challenges. Similar to the ever-changing tides of ...

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4th Circuit: Racial comments don’t overcome no-impeachment rule

RICHMOND — An African-American defendant who was convicted of drug and firearm charges may not interview the convicting jurors for signs of racial animus, despite a juror’s statement that his peer expressed racial prejudice during deliberations, the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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Stigma wanes as more older Americans file for bankruptcy

While it may be said that the greatest wealth is to live content with little, this idea may be small consolation to the growing population of elderly Americans filing for personal bankruptcy. While part of the increase may be attributable ...

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