By Dawnielle J. Kerner, MD Neuropathic corneal pain is severe pain in the eye, head and face. The structures surrounding the eye are extremely sensitive to touch and light. This corneal neuralgia is a variation of reflex sympathetic dystrophy, which is often misdiagnosed. The symptoms often overlap with those of dry eye. However, the symptoms are usually more severe. If not … [Read more...] about Neuropathic Corneal Pain II
(Short Answer: a teensy-tiny paragraph that can cause major headaches later.) By Erica Pero When I review contracts for clients, one thing I ALWAYS point out is the MERGER CLAUSE. It's a short paragraph toward the end of the document that says something like, "This Agreement represents the entirety of the negotiations between the parties." It means any emails, … [Read more...] about What is… a Merger Clause?
By Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD, CPE When muscles don’t get enough blood flow due to obstructed arteries, cramping pain can result simply from walking or using one’s arms. Vascular claudication (VC) is a condition typically caused by peripheral artery disease and is a debilitating problem that worsens over time. Cardiologists consult with patients to determine if their … [Read more...] about Vascular vs. Neurogenic Claudication
By M. Jordan Brassell, DPM Although treating ankle sprains often is as simple as following the well-known Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (R.I.C.E.) protocol, not all cases are so straightforward. Most patients who seek medical care for a suspected sprain already have tried R.I.C.E. and anti-inflammatory medications for at least several days but still suffer from … [Read more...] about Preventing Long-Term Ankle Instability After Suspected Sprains
By Matthew R. Staul, EA, MBA The IRS defines travel expenses as the ordinary and necessary expenses related to traveling away from your tax home for business related duties. Your tax home is usually the main city where your work or business is located, even if your personal residence is outside of that area. For example, if a taxpayer lives in Hampton, but works in Richmond, … [Read more...] about ‘What Travel Expenses can be Deducted While on a Business Trip?’