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Friday Jul 27, 2018

Game Over? WHO Decision on Gaming Disorder Raises Questions

The World Health Organization recently recognized gaming disorder as being a mental health condition. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Luis Garcia, M.D., looks at what that could mean for family physicians and patients.


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Posted at 06:15PM Jul 27, 2018 by Luis Garcia, 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]

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]

Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

Two Approaches to Making Your Point With Patients

Class is back in session as M.P.H. candidate Stewart Decker, M.D., shares his insights from a course on persuasive communication in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 10:03AM Apr 17, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 29, 2018

DTC Tests Raise Questions Among Patients, Physicians

With so many questions about the risks and benefits of direct-to-consumer genetic tests that are hitting the market, we asked two of our new physician bloggers for their insights.


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Posted at 10:36AM Mar 29, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D., and Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | 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]

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 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]

Tuesday Dec 12, 2017

Make Fertility Awareness Part of Family Planning Toolbox

Fertility awareness-based methods can help couples avoid or achieve pregnancy, but a misleading statistic may be impeding their use.


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Posted at 02:44PM Dec 12, 2017 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments [0]

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