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Thursday Oct 22, 2020

Decision 2020: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Health Care?

Kyle Leggott, M.D., examines where the presidential candidates stand on health care issues and how their visions align with AAFP policy.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 22, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Oct 07, 2020

Sorry, Boss, I Can't Guarantee Your Worker Is COVID-free

With asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and the potential for false-negative tests, Allison Edwards, M.D., questions the utility of providing doctor’s notes for patients returning to work in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 06:00AM Oct 07, 2020 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 01, 2020

COVID-19 and the Burden of Secondary Grief

After months of caring for people affected by COVID-19, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog about the burden of secondary grief.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 01, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 11, 2020

Do No (Financial) Harm

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., examines why understanding and addressing patients' financial health is as important as caring for their physical and mental health.


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Posted at 11:39AM Sep 11, 2020 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Thursday Sep 10, 2020

Preparing for Flu Season During Pandemic

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines the coming challenges of a flu season overlapping a pandemic in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 06:00AM Sep 10, 2020 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Sep 03, 2020

Why We Fight for Patients of Color

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., ponders how physicians can help people of color, who bear a disproportionate share of the effects of racism, violence and COVID-19.


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Posted at 08:00AM Sep 03, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 24, 2020

How Gardening Made Me A Better Doctor

Luis Garcia, M.D., writes that the skills he learned while gardening -- including patience -- have made him a better physician.


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Posted at 04:27PM Aug 24, 2020 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 29, 2020

Yes, You Can Practice Full-scope Family Medicine

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H.; writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that finding a job that allows her to use the full scope of her family medicine training was worth the second effort.


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Posted at 01:21PM Jul 29, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 16, 2020

Fact: The Pandemic Is About People, Not Politics

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that she is devastated by politicians and other officials telling the public that physicians aren't to be trusted regarding COVID-19.


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Posted at 01:45PM Jul 16, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 08, 2020

Unemployment During Pandemic Amounts to a One-Two Punch

Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the pandemic -- and the higher unemployment rates it has caused -- has exposed the precarious nature of employer-sponsored health insurance.


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Posted at 10:38AM Jul 08, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

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