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Thursday Jan 07, 2021

Don’t Return to Your Silo

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that COVID-19 has broken down silos in health care, and the collaborative approach should continue after the pandemic ends.


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Posted at 06:00AM Jan 07, 2021 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Thursday Dec 17, 2020

Anorexia In the Time of COVID

Disordered eating has increased dramatically during the pandemic. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., offers an example of virtual visits and team-based care that’s making a difference.


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Posted at 06:00AM Dec 17, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Thursday Dec 10, 2020

The (Micro) Economics of Health

In the latest blog installment on his pursuit of a master’s degree in public health, Stewart Decker, M.D., explains how microeconomics affects the way patients and politicians take physicians’ advice.


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Posted at 07:00AM Dec 10, 2020 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Dec 03, 2020

Telemedicine II: What We’ve Learned So Far

This spring our new physician bloggers told us about their experiences with implementing telemedicine. Several months later, we asked for an update regarding their lessons learned.


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Posted at 06:00AM Dec 03, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 18, 2020

A Model for Connecting Primary Care in COVID-19 Era

Kyle Leggott, M.D., and colleagues from the University of Colorado explain in the Fresh Perspectives blog how their state is using Project ECHO to share information primary care practices need to navigate the pandemic.


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Posted at 07:45AM Nov 18, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 29, 2020

Pregnancy Taught Me How to ‘Lean Out’

In the midst of a difficult pregnancy, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that female physicians don’t always address their own needs, and she shares her personal story.


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Posted at 05:30AM Oct 29, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Oct 07, 2020

Sorry, Boss, I Can't Guarantee Your Worker Is COVID-free

With asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and the potential for false-negative tests, Allison Edwards, M.D., questions the utility of providing doctor’s notes for patients returning to work in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 06:00AM Oct 07, 2020 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

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]

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