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Primary Care And The Last Mile Problem

6c40d742c112a378e187813655139587-huge-aa When Aakash Shah's patient-mentor told him he wished his diabetes was more like tuberculosis, Aakash was eager to get an explanation. Here's the story of how a patient's childhood TB and adult-onset diabetes illuminated the holes in our healthcare system.

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Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 27, 2017 2:12 pm EDT

Social Justice Is Not The Responsibility Of Primary Care Alone

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By Amulya Iyer

Mr. FM is a charming, gregarious, middle-aged...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 20, 2017 10:59 am EDT

Nursing home resident calls for trauma-informed primary care

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Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 13, 2017 11:56 am EDT

Depression: A hidden illness

67f985037329d0cf56e11dad0cd8eb8e-huge-re Friday, April 7, is World Health Day. This year's theme is depression, the leading cause of illness and disability worldwide. In observance of World Health Day, WHO is encouraging people to...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 6, 2017 11:51 am EDT

Med Students Understand Early Clinical Experiences Through Storytelling

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Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Mar 30, 2017 12:11 pm EDT

In the trenches of social work

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March is Social Work Month. Today on the blog, a social worker explains why her work is so crucial to primary care. 
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Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Mar 23, 2017 3:04 pm EDT
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