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Dr. Monya De, MD, MPH, writes about health care delivery and health reform, drawing on her experience and observations as a primary care physician.

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An online health startup called Nurx bills itself as the "Uber for birth control." Dr. Monya De takes the site out for a spin, and finds she has some serious reservations along the way.

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Have we incentivized electronic checkboxes at the expense of more deliberate, thoughtful ways of practicing medicine? Dr. Monya De suggests that today's focus on efficiency and technology leaves little time for actual doctoring.

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As any ER doc can tell you, alcohol can lead to all kinds of horrible and entirely preventable health effects. So why not jump on the "dry January" trend? As Dr. Monya De writes, drinkers who do so are more likely to use less alcohol going forward.

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Just five years ago, newly minted doctors looking for jobs in a desirable city had to get in line. Doctors hoping to score work in cosmopolitan Los Angeles, for example, often found themselves commuting hours to faraway locales. That has dramatically changed. But why?

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