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Tuesday Jul 17, 2018

Drawings From Detention: Assisting Asylum Seekers

Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., recently visited the nation's largest family detention center to help asylum seekers. She shares her experience in words and drawings in the Fresh Perspectives blog.


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Posted at 03:21PM Jul 17, 2018 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 05, 2018

Back to Work: Adjusting Bit by Bit

After taking a two-year break from daily practice to raise twins, Meshia Waleh, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that her next great adventure involves a new job in a new state.


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Posted at 02:27PM Jul 05, 2018 by Meshia Waleh, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jul 02, 2018

Why I'm Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., shares lessons she has learned from the students and residents she trains, saying they give her hope for our future.


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Posted at 02:49PM Jul 02, 2018 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 26, 2018

Managing the Vacuum of Freedom After Residency

After being told what their next steps should be for years, graduating residents now get to choose their own path. Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that they shouldn't panic.


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Posted at 08:35AM Jun 26, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jun 15, 2018

What I Learned as a New Physician

In her final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Beth Oller, M.D., reflects on what she has learned in her first seven years as a small, rural practice owner.


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Posted at 04:58PM Jun 15, 2018 by Beth Oller, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

Outbreak Brings Patients Running for Vaccinations

As a hepatitis A outbreak in her state reaches 150 cases and counting, Kimberly Becher, M.D., wonders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post if media-induced hysteria might actually help overall vaccination rates.


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Posted at 01:34PM Jun 12, 2018 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 05, 2018

Into the Woods: Top Tips for Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness medicine training can prepare you for a journey into the woods. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that it also can help in any situation where you have to improvise.


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Posted at 03:39PM Jun 05, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Start Saving for Retirement Now

A combination of lengthy training and high debt leads many physicians to delay saving for retirement. In his final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Peter Rippey, M.D., looks at what you should be doing now rather than later.


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Posted at 09:41AM May 29, 2018 by Peter Rippey, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Report: Med Schools Can Do More To Combat Racism

A medical student group issued a review of 10 U.S. medical schools' efforts to combat racism. Venis Wilder, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the schools received passing grades -- along with an admonishment to do more.


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Posted at 08:41AM May 23, 2018 by Venis Wilder, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Exercise Is Medicine. Here's How I Get Patients Started

Ninety percent of Americans don't meet recommendations for physical activity. Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., has seen the good that exercise can do, and in this Fresh Perspectives blog post he shares ways to get more patients off the couch.


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Posted at 10:09AM May 16, 2018 by Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D. | Comments [0]

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