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Monday Apr 23, 2018

In Face of Broken Health Care System, I Choose Happiness

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the health care system presents physicians with repeated "betrayals of purpose," but patient relationships -- and the right mindset -- can replenish our emotional drives.


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Posted at 09:03AM Apr 23, 2018 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

Two Approaches to Making Your Point With Patients

Class is back in session as M.P.H. candidate Stewart Decker, M.D., shares his insights from a course on persuasive communication in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 10:03AM Apr 17, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 10, 2018

Amazon vs. Walmart: Can Corporate America Lower Drug Prices?

Pharmaceutical companies, payers and Congress have been unable -- or unwilling -- to drive down drug costs. Can big retailers make a difference? Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., discusses the issue in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 03:53PM Apr 10, 2018 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 29, 2018

DTC Tests Raise Questions Among Patients, Physicians

With so many questions about the risks and benefits of direct-to-consumer genetic tests that are hitting the market, we asked two of our new physician bloggers for their insights.


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Posted at 10:36AM Mar 29, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D., and Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 16, 2018

Want to Solve Problems in Public Health? Here's How

Family physician Stewart Decker, M.D., is getting his master's degree in public health and wants you to come along for the ride. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, he shares what he's learned so far.


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Posted at 04:36PM Mar 16, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 13, 2018

Dismissing Osteopathic Manipulation Rubs Me the Wrong Way

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., offers a rebuttal to a recent Forbes article that was critical of osteopathic manipulation.


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Posted at 01:03PM Mar 13, 2018 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday Mar 05, 2018

Jumping Through Hoops Wastes My Time, Worsens Outcomes

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that insurance denials seem to be increasingly more common -- and, unfortunately, more absurd.


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Posted at 10:43AM Mar 05, 2018 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 26, 2018

Healing or Harassment: Is It OK to Hug a Patient?

At a time of heightened awareness about sexual harassment, we asked our new physician bloggers whether it's appropriate for physicians to hug patients. Read what they had to say in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 08:53AM Feb 26, 2018 by Venis Wilder, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

Let's Start by Treating Gun Violence as Public Health Issue

Granted, harm is caused by individuals, not the objects they wield. But even so, treating gun violence as a public health issue could make our society safer.


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Posted at 11:19AM Feb 21, 2018 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 12, 2018

Fox Should Pull the Plug on The Resident

The Resident, the latest TV medical drama, doesn't do physicians or patients any favors with its skewed portrayal of health care.


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Posted at 04:50PM Feb 12, 2018 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

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