By J. Mansisidor As a third or fourth year medical student, the last thing on your mind may be getting ready to buy a home. But those two years will go faster than you think and before you know it, MATCH DAY will be here. As you start looking at the cost of renting (which is constantly on the rise) in your prospective city for the next three to six years or more, buying a … [Read more...] about It is Never too Soon to Financially Prepare for Home Ownership
The growing need for Spanish-speaking doctors in Hampton RoadsWithin Hampton Roads, there are more than 140,000 people, roughly 7% of the population, who identify as Hispanic or Latino. This group is also the fastest growing demographic within this region, and many of them speak only Spanish. All of these people need and deserve quality healthcare. Clear communication is a … [Read more...] about ¿El médico habla español?
By Akin Ojo-Carons, MD, FACS Prompt recognition and treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), a common yet frequently misdiagnosed or overlooked set of urinary symptoms, can dramatically improve the quality of life for patients. OAB is marked by frequent urination and/or sudden, uncontrollable urges to urinate. “Frequent” is generally defined as voiding eight or more times … [Read more...] about Treatment Options for Patients with Overactive Bladder
By Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH While skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma) are less common in minority individuals, outcomes for those patients who do have skin cancer, melanoma in particular, show an area for concern. While general incidence rates for skin cancers in minorities remain lower than that of white patients, we do see a higher … [Read more...] about Closing The Gaps in Skin Cancer Disparities
By Matthew R. Staul, EA, MBA It is important to understand how your long-term capital gains are being taxed to be sure you have made the correct estimated tax payments before your tax return is filed. There is nothing worse than being blindsided by a large balance because of misunderstood capital gain tax rates. It is essential to be in close contact with your financial … [Read more...] about The Importance of Understanding Capital Gains Tax