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Monday Apr 22, 2019

How Many Chances Should We Give Patients? It Depends

Patients trying to recover from substance-abuse disorder face numerous obstacles. Kurt Bravata, M.D., examines how family physicians can help.


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Posted at 02:22PM Apr 22, 2019 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 15, 2019

You Don't Need a Title to Lead

As the AAFP's signature leadership development events approach, Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., reflects on his own leadership path in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 11:57AM Apr 15, 2019 by Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 05, 2019

Objection! Can We Bring Order to Documentation and Billing?

Have you ever seen a lawyer documenting everything said during court? Neither has Allison Edwards, M.D., who ponders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post whether doctors could learn something about how attorneys document -- and bill for -- their work.


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Posted at 04:21PM Apr 05, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 02, 2019

EAT-Lancet Recommendations Have Value, but Are They Feasible?

A new report on diet and agriculture aims to improve the health of the earth and its human inhabitants. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., lauds the commission's effort but questions the feasibility of its recommendations.


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Posted at 01:14PM Apr 02, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 14, 2019

Your State Legislature Is a Train Wreck? Don't Look Away

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a day in her state capitol during a contentious legislative session rekindled her interest in health policy.


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Posted at 11:15AM Mar 14, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 12, 2019

How Do You Deal With the Trauma? VT and Me

Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., suffered vicarious trauma while repeatedly caring for patients who had experienced violence. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she writes about identifying it and seeking support.


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Posted at 03:30PM Mar 12, 2019 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 05, 2019

Our Maternal Mortality Rate Is Shameful

The United States is the only developed nation with a rapidly increasing maternal mortality rate. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines what should be done about it.


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Posted at 12:50PM Mar 05, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 22, 2019

Take Note of Growing Demand for Subscription Services

Consumer Reports recently advised consumers that direct primary care could save them money and improve their care. Allison Edwards, M.D., makes the case for the subscription model in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 03:11PM Feb 22, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 18, 2019

Let's Take a Public Health Approach to Climate Change

Nearly 80 percent of Americans believe climate change is happening. M.P.H. candidate Stewart Decker, M.D., offers a public health approach to convincing the rest and addressing the problem.


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Posted at 01:20PM Feb 18, 2019 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 12, 2019

Are Your Patients Wasting Money on Supplements?

According to the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post, a recent survey found that nearly 90 percent of adults take vitamins or supplements, but less than 25 percent of respondents had a confirmed nutrient deficiency.


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Posted at 04:15PM Feb 12, 2019 by Mikhail Varshavski, D.O. | Comments [0]

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