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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]

Wednesday Jun 10, 2020

Piece by Piece: Insights From a Residency Graduate

Arindam Sarkar, M.D., who recently completed his residency training, offers insights in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on how to become your role model, what you can learn from a good dog and more.


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Posted at 09:14AM Jun 10, 2020 by Arindam Sarkar, 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 13, 2020

When My City Cheers, It Lifts Up the Front Lines

It's a simple gesture, but Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that hearing the people of New York City cheer the doctors and others on the front lines has helped her cope with the pandemic.


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Posted at 12:15PM May 13, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Friday May 08, 2020

For FP Moms, This Mother's Day Is About Impact on Community

Amid a pandemic, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., and Kimberly Becher, M.D., reflect in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on a Mother's Day like no other for physician moms.


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Posted at 03:21PM May 08, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday May 04, 2020

Holding People Sacred in Time of Loss

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that she is praying for dying patients and crying with her nurses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Posted at 12:40PM May 04, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 07, 2020

Small Steps Are Key to Making Resolutions Stick

Most New Year's resolutions fail before February. For this Fresh Perspectives blog post, we asked our new physician bloggers how they help patients make lifestyle changes that last.


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Posted at 12:48PM Jan 07, 2020 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 13, 2019

My Rx Is Simple: Do Less

Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free time is undervalued in our society and that it's OK to say "no" to things that might overwhelm our schedules.


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Posted at 09:34AM Nov 13, 2019 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 22, 2019

Don't Take It Personally? With Angry Patients, That's Hard

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., ponders how physicians should react when they are the focus of a disgruntled patient's ire.


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Posted at 02:03PM Oct 22, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday May 06, 2019

Your Patient Is Crying. What Do You Do?

What can you offer a crying patient besides a tissue? In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., discusses why patients cry, why it sometimes helps and how to react.


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Posted at 03:59PM May 06, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

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