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Friday Sep 11, 2020

Do No (Financial) Harm

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., examines why understanding and addressing patients' financial health is as important as caring for their physical and mental health.


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Posted at 11:39AM Sep 11, 2020 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Thursday Sep 10, 2020

Preparing for Flu Season During Pandemic

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines the coming challenges of a flu season overlapping a pandemic in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 06:00AM Sep 10, 2020 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 16, 2020

Fact: The Pandemic Is About People, Not Politics

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that she is devastated by politicians and other officials telling the public that physicians aren't to be trusted regarding COVID-19.


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Posted at 01:45PM Jul 16, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jun 25, 2020

Beware Consequences of Delaying Primary Care in Pandemic

Although it may make sense to delay elective procedures during a pandemic, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that primary care is essential.


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Posted at 08:59AM Jun 25, 2020 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 02, 2020

What Are the Actual Causes of Hospital Admissions?

Kyle Leggott, M.D., and Graham Custar, M.D., look at the social drivers that actually lead to many hospital admissions.


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Posted at 03:57PM Jun 02, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 27, 2020

COVID-19: Two Sides of the Looking Glass

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., relates the complex experience of being both a physician treating patients who are COVID-19-positive and a relative of a patient with COVID-19.


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Posted at 12:38PM May 27, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 20, 2020

How Do We Talk About the Worst-case Scenario?

Against the backdrop of a pandemic, Allison Edwards, M.D., ponders the best way to broach the subject of end-of-life care with a relatively young patient panel in the Fresh Perspectives blog.


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Posted at 09:33AM May 20, 2020 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 27, 2020

Death of Patient With COVID-19 Was Unlike Any Other

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that when a patient of his died of COVID-19, the uncertainty and anxiety shrouding her death made it unlike any other he had ever experienced.


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Posted at 04:13PM Apr 27, 2020 by Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 22, 2020

The Immeasurable, Cascading Effects of Primary Care

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that family physicians in outpatient settings are playing a vital role during the pandemic by keeping patients out of hospitals.


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Posted at 01:08PM Apr 22, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 20, 2020

When Quarantining at Home Puts Families at Risk

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post that quarantining at home is not a safe option for patients with COVID-19 who live in close quarters, and the approach is putting minority communities at risk.


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Posted at 09:51AM Apr 20, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

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