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Sports and Concussions – A Love/Hate Bond

Bernadette Keefe M.D.


“If just 10% of the mothers in this country think that football is a dangerous sport, then that is the end of football” – The NFL…

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In Brief, Football: The History, The Violence, The Grace/Beauty

Bernadette Keefe M.D.

Introduction -The Passion, The Inquiry

The Golden Game, the game that decides the 2016 National Football League (NFL) champion, will be played in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday February 7, before a stadium audience of 68,000 and a U.S. 1,307 more words


Hospitals avoid new local-tax burden-Energy and Environment Bills Signed Into Law

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bipartisan proposal that would have required nonprofit hospitals to pay new fees to municipal governments to help cover the cost of police, fire, and other local services in exchange for maintaining the property-tax exemption they have long enjoyed. 611 more words

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ACP Targets Growing Physician Paperwork Burden

This entry was submitted by Keith vom Eigen, MD, PhD, MPH, FACP, who is Chair of the Health and Public Policy Committee for the Connecticut Chapter. 507 more words

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Fireside Chats - A Celebration of Self Care

Bernadette Keefe MD

The Path to Wellness

‘Tis the season of celebration. As we are in a festive month, I’d like to talk about a few celebratory health related ‘fireside chats’ that we might consider when we gather with our families and friends this holiday season. 1,705 more words


Serving the American Healthcare Revolution

In my ritual of year-end reflection, I am struck by an unshakeable parallel between the general healthcare climate today, and the atmosphere surrounding the late stages of the American Revolution and the start of our fledgling nation. 911 more words

Gun Violence: Still A Public Health Issue

The three-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown is cause for reflection here in Connecticut.   Sadly, little has changed since then.  However, for the first time in 19 years we’ve seen a glimmer of hope to lift the ban on funding for gun violence prevention research.  493 more words