Dentist climbs Kilimanjaro; Levin on setting targets; Climo on pursuing funding

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A Kentucky dentist climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and money for diabetes on behalf of his wife who has type 1 diabetes. Dr. David Shorten said scaling the 19,341-foot peak was challenging but not as hard as the daily hurdles that his wife must overcome. Read Features Editor Donna Domino's inspiring profile here.

What do you need to be aware of when pursuing funding? In some cases, private equity is more accurate in assessing needed funds than banks. Banks may be more concerned with their own metrics, whereas private equity realizes that its only real collateral is the success of the business to which it is lending money, according to consultant Thomas Climo, PhD. Read more here.

The first step in creating a more efficient, more profitable practice is setting targets. This is essential, because starting out with vague, simplistic goals does not drive change. Targets must be clearly defined, then the objective becomes very clear, according Dr. Roger Levin. Read more here.

Byproducts from two bacteria prevalent in periodontal disease incite the growth of deadly Kaposi's sarcoma-related lesions and tumors in the mouth, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University. Read our article here.

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