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News & Upcoming Events
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In this issue . . .  
March/April 2015 
Healthcare

The articles in this issue are a healthy balance of topics ranging from long-term care, medical malpractice, the components of a dental chart, legal issues in genetic testing, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and Informed Consent. I hope you think of this issue as a prescription that can lead to a cure for any of your paralegal maladies. We chose this well-rounded array hoping for only the best results for you ... and toast to your continued health and paralegal health!

While enjoying this issue, remember to exercise, eat right and wear sunscreen. Just think how those three simple things can lead to greatly improved health. What simple things can you do to improve your paralegal health? How about these three: Stay informed and aware of trends in the industry through your membership in NALA and affiliated associations, keep learning new things every day (NALA Campus Live! and Facts & Findings are excellent sources for this) and have fun with your fellow paralegals at events like the upcoming 40th Annual Convention, Institutes and Exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
 

March/April 2015
Healthcare

Volume XLI, Issue 3  

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By Laurie K. Miller, Esq. and
Cynthia L. Kline, ACP 
  
By Jennifer M. Mankins, Esq. and
Jonathan T. Osborne, Esq.
 
By Melissa A. Hauer, J.D.
 
By Nicole Stratton, Esq.
 
By Lauren B. Dunn, J.D.
 
By Julie A. Dickinson, MBS, BSN, RN, LNCC
 
Lance O. Leider, Esq.
 
By Mark S. O’Connor, Esq. and
C. Lincoln Combs, Esq.
 
Communication Corner 
Tricky Word Choices 
By Virginia Koerselman Newman, Atty.
From the Editor
By Nancy Jordahl, ACP
 
President’s Message
By Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP 
 

Breaking News

Ethics Tips
Paralegal Ethics 
By Thomas Wendt, Esq.

TechnoBits
Voice and Data Usage Considerations  
By Don Jungen

Practice Tips
Senior Paralegals, Paralegal Managers
..... and Beyond
 
By Kristine M. Custodio, ACP

Professional Development
It’s All Foreign to Me  
By Susan A. Earl, CP

Education Tips
Revitalize Your Career in 2015  
By Jacqueline M. Thurman, ACP

Membership
Be Committed!   
By Jill I. Francisco, ACP

Affiliates Column
Reach Out and Touch Someone 
By Debby Sawyer, ACP