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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]

Friday Dec 21, 2018

Have We Failed to 'Promote the General Welfare' of People?

In this fourth installment of his master's in public health series in the Fresh Perspectives blog, Stewart Decker, M.D., discusses the social, or structural, issues that affect health.


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Posted at 11:44AM Dec 21, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 18, 2018

You Hate Your EHR? Help Develop Something Better

Instead of hoping someone will ask physicians about their technology needs, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that doctors should seek out developers looking for new ideas.


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Posted at 04:05PM Dec 18, 2018 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

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]

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