Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Can the Ebola Outbreak Improve the PVR Law?

As Facebook newsfeeds are flooded with statuses about how, "More people have been married to Kim Kardashian than have Ebola in the US," it would seem sensibility has prevailed over mass World War Z Zombie panic, as I like to call it.  (Side note-WWZ is a great book to read about the mindset behind international disease epidemics.) Although the U.S. population has cooled down in their panic about the few diagnosed patients on the mainland, the disease is still very real in countrie… [Read More]

Examining the Link Between Daylight Saving Time and Public Health

It's that time of year when the leaves change colors, the temperature turns colder, and the amount of daylight we have each day gets a lot shorter. Yes, my friends, it's the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST). We turn our clocks back a full hour this Sunday (officially at 2 a.m.), and although there is the momentary joy of gaining an extra hour of weekend sleep, we also lose an hour of daylight. The twice a year changing of the clocks has been debated for nearly as long as we've been … [Read More]

Smoking Cessation: One of the Many Pulls on a Primary Care Provider’s Time

This past week, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the American Academy of Family Physicians Assembly in Washington, D.C., as the guest of my dad, a family practice doctor. Although many of the sessions were not relevant (or, let's be honest, comprehensible) to my public health and preventative health background, I did attend some interesting lectures on smoking cessation, immunizations, and other topics that, while still obviously tailored to the primary care provider (PCP) audie… [Read More]


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