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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]

Thursday Jul 02, 2020

Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Lead

With the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students approaching, Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that resident leadership roles led him to his current job and a state leadership position.


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Posted at 10:19AM Jul 02, 2020 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Dec 16, 2019

SNAP Work Requirements Won't Work

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that roughly 10% of her county's population was already receiving assistance from a local food bank before the federal government finalized a rule that will cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.


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Posted at 03:15PM Dec 16, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 18, 2019

Don't Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that taking the wholesale approach of blaming mass shootings on mental illness stigmatizes patients who have mental health issues and deflects attention from real predictors of such incidents.


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Posted at 12:12PM Sep 18, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 03, 2019

Health Spending Keeps Going Up; Why Are Outcomes Worse?

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that even as U.S. health care costs continue to climb, several key outcomes are in steep decline.


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Posted at 11:35AM Jul 03, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, 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]

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 Jan 29, 2019

Don't Be Shy About Asking for Help Patients Need

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that finding creative ways to solve patients' problems outside of her clinic is good for both her and her patients.


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Posted at 10:03AM Jan 29, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 09, 2019

Medicaid Expansion Could Be Key to Saving Rural Hospitals

Nearly 100 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and almost 700 more are considered vulnerable. Tate Hinkle, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that Medicaid expansion could be the key to stopping the trend.


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Posted at 02:37PM Jan 09, 2019 by Tate Hinkle, M.D. | Comments [0]

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