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The goal of The Practice Solution Magazine is to provide practice owners with practice management information that will assist them in achieving success.

Exposure Trial Shows ALLERCA Cat is Hypoallergenic

Allergy Sufferers Can Now Enjoy Cat Ownership Dr. Sheldon Spector, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, has designed a protocol and conducted an independent exposure trial that attests the hypoallergenic nature of the ALLERCA GD cat, the...

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Profile: Dr. Steve Schoemer, OD

A Major Practice Management Success Story Practice: Vision Concepts Location: Springfield, TN Dr. Steve Schoemer, an optometrist twenty miles outside of Nashville, Tennessee, had a cash flow problem. Although his practice was growing 10-20 percent every year, his...

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AGD Launches Dry Mouth Awareness Effort

Some Medication Warning Labels Are Tough to Swallow More than 32 million adults are at risk of dry mouth, or xerostomia, caused mainly by prescription and over-the-counter drug products. Dry mouth can lead to extensive decay, serious oral infections and make it...

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Who Does What:

Confusion About Eye Care Providers, Training, M.D. Status Survey Highlights Need for Education; Consumer Group Offers Tips, White Paper A survey commissioned by the National Consumers League finds that when it comes to eye care, many consumers – in Oklahoma and across...

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Boom in Baby Boomer Eye Disease Anticipated

Boom in Baby Boomer Eye Disease Anticipated

Optometrists Anticipate ‘Boom’ in Eye Diseases as Baby Boomers Turn 60 – Save Your Vision Month Promotes Regular Eye Exams In a year where an estimated 2.8 million baby boomers will celebrate their 60th birthday, age-related eye diseases are becoming increasingly...

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Eye Fungus Reports Increase as Cases Emerge in United States

Eye Fungus Reports Increase as Cases Emerge in United States

American Optometric Association Urges Americans to Take Proper Contact Lens Precautions to Protect Against ‘Fusarium Keratitis’ Doctors of optometry from the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) Contact Lens and Cornea Section urged contact lens wearers to take...

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Clinical Test for Saliva-based Oral Cancer Detection Ready

Oral cancer is the 6th most common cancer in men and the 14th most common cancer in women. In the US, oral cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 30,000 Americans this year and will cause more than 8,000 deaths. The disease kills approximately one person every hour....

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US Prepares for Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu in Wild Birds

Avian Influenza (AI) — the bird flu — is a disease caused by a virus that infects domestic poultry and wild birds (geese and ducks and shorebirds). Each year, there is a bird flu season just as there is for humans and, as with people, some forms of the flu are worse...

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PROFILE: DIRK BEYER, OD

PRACTICE: BIG SKY EYE CARE LOCATION: HAMILTON, MONTANA How a Doctor Made his Wife Happy Dr. Dirk Beyer, an optometrist based in Hamilton, Montana had no idea how much he didn’t know when he came out of optometry school. “I had no idea how to run a practice,” said Dr....

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PROFILE: CRAIG SLACK, DDS

PRACTICE: CLINTONVILLE DENTAL LOCATION: CLINTONVILLE, OHIO How One Dentist Went From a Struggling New Practice to a Successful, Happy Life. “I spent seven months as an associate/slave and decided that was not how I was going to have a career in dentistry,” said Dr....

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