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Category: Discussion

Injury Prevention is Part of What Doctors Do

Written by Avni Bhalakia, MD When it comes to injury prevention for children, pediatricians are at the forefront of this issue. On a daily basis, we counsel and educate patients and families regarding the use of car seats and seat belts to prevent inju…

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An antibiotics bill we can support!

A powerful new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives is taking a serious, science-based approach toward combatting the important problem of antibiotic resistance. It is called the Helping Effective Antibiotics Last (HEAL) Act. The HEAL A…

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The Cost of an Ankle

A colleague recently asked if I could offer advice for their friend with ankle trouble. The friend was in need of ankle surgery, but the price tag seemed steep. I had to admit, it’s very hard to compare prices in health care. There is a website that gi…

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NPA's Gun Violence Prevention Monthly Webinar

View the Archive of NPA’s webinar: Gun Laws, Gag Laws & Domestic Violence Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9 pm (EST) [field name=iframe1] Featured Speakers: Mike McLively, Staff Attorney, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Mike McLively tracks Seco…

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When a Gunshot Wound to the Arm is a Blessing

Written by Kohar Jones, MD. Dr. Jones is a family physician and author of the blog Prevention Not Prescription. “Blessed. I’m so blessed.” She kept repeating this, from her seat on the examining table. “I’m so blessed.” I unwrapped the bandage holding…

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