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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What is the Value of Physician Communication?

NPA Values Challenge: “We need to move away from the perception that social skills and better communication are a kind of optional extra for doctors. A good bedside manner is simply good medicine.” In “Doctor, Shut Up and Listen,” Dr. Nirmal Joshi expl…

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