ASA contributes an article each month to Kevinmd.com. A December article by Anita Gupta, D.O., Pharm.D., addressed how physicians can curb the growing problem of overuse and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers. In January, Kenneth Elmassian, D.O., discussed the importance of taking action during specialty awareness weeks. Women’s pain and increasing awareness of gender bias in pain treatment were explained in a February article by Padma Gulur, M.D., titled “Women may experience more pain than men, but receive less treatment for it.”

ASA members have also submitted independent articles that were accepted by KevinMD.com. In December, Marjorie Stiegler, M.D., wrote an article addressing “hostility” among health care professionals and stressed that all health care professionals are critically important. Also in December, Edward Mariano, M.D., wrote the article, “Six tips to be a great physician leader.” Advice included...

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