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Thursday Nov 29, 2018

Focus on Decision-makers to Improve Public Health

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, master of public health candidate Stewart Decker, M.D., shares his insights from a course on campaigning and community organizing.


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Posted at 03:13PM Nov 29, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Nov 26, 2018

Let's Get Drug Pricing Under Control

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that it's high time we find a fix for the drug pricing system that we've grown too accustomed to.


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Posted at 02:55PM Nov 26, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 20, 2018

Protect Transgender and Intersex Patients

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O., describes the many factors that contribute to gender identity, and she calls for physicians to take a stand in support of their transgender and intersex patients.


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Posted at 09:07AM Nov 20, 2018 by Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O. | Comments [0]

Monday Nov 05, 2018

Should We Talk Politics With Patients?

As this year's contentious midterm campaigns draw to a close, Chris Baumert, M.D., ponders how physicians should handle patients' political questions.


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Posted at 01:08PM Nov 05, 2018 by Chris Baumert, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018

A Workforce Without Women? Good Luck, Chuck

Kimberly Becher, M.D., responds to recent statements by politicians who questioned women's place in the workforce. Spoiler alert: She's not amused.


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Posted at 04:30PM Oct 16, 2018 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 09, 2018

Advocating for Our Patients in the #MeToo Era

In words and drawings, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., counters misconceptions regarding sexual violence with truths that she has learned from a clinical practice devoted to helping survivors.


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Posted at 05:29PM Oct 09, 2018 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

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]

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 May 08, 2018

Moms Need Support, Not Legislated Medicine

A bill in the California Assembly would mandate postpartum depression screening. Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that without proper support systems, the proposed legislation won't improve outcomes.


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Posted at 09:00AM May 08, 2018 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | 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]

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