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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]

Monday Feb 05, 2018

Done Right, Annual Wellness Visit Helps Patient and Practice

Kurt Bravata, M.D., examines the utility of the Medicare annual wellness visit and how to get paid properly for conducting it.

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Posted at 02:49PM Feb 05, 2018 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 30, 2018

What a Load of Goop: Overcoming Misguided Health Advice

Gwyneth Paltrow and other celebrities are telling your patients to do weird things to their bodies. Here's how to ensure they hear you instead.

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Posted at 01:41PM Jan 30, 2018 by Mikhail Varshavski, D.O. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 23, 2018

New Year, New Chance to Get Fit

Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., used exercise to beat burnout in 2017. She offers seven tips to help physicians and patients keep their New Year's wellness resolutions.

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Posted at 09:49AM Jan 23, 2018 by Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

Your Family Medicine Practice Is Whatever You Make It

A new physician survey prompted our bloggers to reflect on their scope of practice and how they've tailored their work to fit the needs of their patients and their own interests.

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Posted at 02:23PM Jan 16, 2018 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

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