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Jeffery Ericksen, MD, Regenerative Medicine Specialist, Joins the Kaplan Center in McLean, VA

Jeffery Ericksen, MD, Regenerative Medicine Specialist, Joins the Kaplan Center in McLean, VA

McLean, VA - June 11, 2013 – “Jeffery Ericksen, MD, an expert in regenerative medicine, joined the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine team, effective June 6, 2013,” announced Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder and director of the Center in McLean, VA.

Before joining the Kaplan Center, Dr. Ericksen served at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital as an Attending Physician and as the Director of the Hospital’s Interventional Pain Clinic and Polytrauma Network Site.  Dr. Ericksen also is holds an Associate Professorship at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching and for contributions to the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Tips for Managing Your Inheritance

Tips for Managing Your Inheritance

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 30 percent of households can expect to receive a wealth transfer at some time within their life. On average, that wealth transfer, or inheritance, will account for around 40 percent of the person’s net worth. Knowing what to do with an inheritance once it is received can make a world of difference in both the short and long term.

“People are usually going through an emotional time when they receive the inheritance,” explains Brad Glickman, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM Professional, and President of Bernard R. Wolfe & Associates, Inc., a company that specializes in offering wealth management strategies. “This can add to the confusion of what the best way to manage it may be. But it is important to try to make smart decisions with an inheritance so that it can assist you with your long-term financial planning.”

Here are a few tips for managing your inheritance:

2 Charged In Smash And Grab Robberies In Va., Md.

(WUSA9) -- Police used cell phone records, Department of Motor Vehicle records and social media account photos to tie two men to smash and grab robberies in Virginia and Maryland, according to affidavits.

Walter Douglas and Floyd Davis are accused of smash and grab robberies from the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va., the Chanel boutique in Neiman Marcus in Tysons Galleria Mall in McLean, the Gucci in the Bloomingdales at Tysons Corner Mall, the Michael Kors Limited in Tysons Galleria Mall, and the the Cartier Jewelry store in Chevy Chase, Md.

"On December 3, two people entered the Michael Kors store at Tysons Galleria Mall and stole handbags before fleeing in a gray, 4-door BMW. The affidavit shows that Davis owns a gray, 4-door BMW sedan, according to Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles, with distinct after-market wheels. Surveillance video shows a BMW with such wheels," according to the affidavit.

Gary Barnes Reveals Why Some People Spend and Grow Rich and Others Spend and Grow Poor

Gary Barnes Reveals Why Some People Spend and Grow Rich and Others Spend and Grow Poor

Although the majority of Americans are still shaking off the effects of the Great Recession, they continue to spend 110% of what they earn and allocate 100% of their income.  In his new book titled, “Spend & Grow Rich,” successful entrepreneur and business coach, Gary Barnes, reveals how smart spending can actually help us grow rich. “While everyone's income is different, the one thing that we all have in common is that we spend money,” says Gary Barnes, founder of Gary Barnes International.  In his book, Barnes identifies five first steps that lead to spending money and growing rich.  

·       Knowledge Empowers Us. Knowing where we are is essential to finding a path to take us where we want to go. Sometimes, we discover things are worse than we thought. Other times, we find out that they are not as bad as we were afraid.

Avoiding Sports Injuries: It Could Be in the Stretch

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9)--Lacrosse, soccer, baseball... spring sports teams are in playoff mode, while summer tryouts are already beginning.

Dr. J.R. Rudzki is an orthopaedic surgeon with Sibley Memorial Hospital who emphasizes injury prevention through stretching and strengthening key muscle groups and tendons.

Dr. Rudzki says, "Our soccer players, runners, young athletes, they are growing actively and their hamstrings can be tight. And when they get into cleats and start running around, they have heel pain."

Dr. Rudzki wants athletes to focus on stretching their heels at least twice a day, with a runner's lunge up against a wall. He says, "That's something they can do at home with their parents, in the morning before breakfast and after dinner before bed."

Ways to Determine Retirement Readiness

Ways to Determine Retirement Readiness

 

One of the biggest fears for those nearing retirement age is that they will outlive their money. Not knowing how they will survive the remaining years, many people approach their senior years unsure about when exactly they can retire. After all, they need to ensure they can maintain their current standard of living, once they lose the income from their current employment.

“A lot of seniors today are choosing to work longer. Some just enjoy it, but others don’t feel prepared enough to retire,” explains Samantha Fraelich-Rohe, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM Professional, and Vice-President of Bernard R. Wolfe & Associates, Inc., a company that specializes in offering wealth management strategies. “It is always a good idea to assess whether you are ready for retirement before making a final decision and going for it. This will help alleviate fears and give you a realistic picture.”