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Hospital- and physician-run clinics better, at what cost to privacy?|Beethoven Busting Crime?

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Hospital- and physician-run clinics may be better, but at what cost to privacy?

Hospital- and physician-run clinics may be better, but at what cost to privacy? The romance between health care clinics and the stores that house and sometimes own them has run hot and cold in their brief history. Flirtations here (CVS bought Minute Clinic, Walgreen acquired Take Care Health Systems), shuns there (Walmart scaled back its clinic ambitions, CVS shut 100 of its clinics for the summer), and growth seems stalled now.

But hospitals are a new beau vying for the retail space and consumer traffic that could eventually create a base of future inpatients and outpatients for the mother medical centers. They bring name recognition, credibility with consumers, and the resources and motives to sustain relationships. They could turn up the heat and provide the key to financial viability for clinics, which are reportedly losing the ardor of venture capitalists.

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Beethoven Busting Crime? It's Music to My Ears

Beethoven Busting Crime? It's Music to My Ears We've all heard the familiar tune of background music and how certain musical selections played in grocery stores and markets positively impact sales, customer loyalty, time spent shopping, and even attract more shoppers to different sections of a store. But have you ever heard of music used in the same setting as a deterrent... to drive people away and prevent crime and loitering? And we're not talking head banging heavy metal or records touting the "parental advisory, explicit content" stamp that's sending people running. We're talking classical music; a genre considered by many to be the epitome of musical genius and intellect (maybe this is why it deters the masses?).

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    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    How to Use Fresh Garlic

    Fresh garlic is not like green garlic or like the cured garlic you normally use. Available at farmers markets for just a short time, this is garlic only recently pulled from the dirt. Each little clove has a lovely, translucent look that reminds me of pearls, plus a sweet freshness that is like nothing else on earth. If you peel the cloves and then cut them into small disks and sauté them in oil, they caramelize and turn into a kind of chewy garlic candy that is wonderful served on potatoes or scattered over salads.

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