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Summer Reads for Physicians, by Physicians

Summer Reads for Physicians, by Physicians

Take a break from the office and soak up the sun with these physician-penned summer reads.

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.

Wilderness Medicine: A Getting Started Guide

Wilderness Medicine: A Getting Started Guide

Wilderness medicine includes everything from treating regular medical conditions in hostile environments to emergencies such as hypothermia or hyponatremia.

When Physicians Become Patients: Challenges in Seeking Health Care

When Physicians Become Patients: Challenges in Seeking Health Care

Physicians who are caring for other physicians should treat them as they would any other patient and not allow them to take control of their illness.

Patients Comfortable With Physicians Having Tattoos, Piercings

Patients Comfortable With Physicians Having Tattoos, Piercings

Patients did not perceive a difference in physician competence, professionalism, caring, approachability, trustworthiness, or reliability based on exposed body art.

Making a Run for It With George Chiampas, DO, Chicago Marathon Medical Director

Making a Run for It With George Chiampas, DO, Chicago Marathon Medical Director

George Chiampas, DO, shares his experiences working as medical director of the world-renowned Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

So You Want to Be a Physician-Blogger: What It's Really Like to Write About Medicine Online

So You Want to Be a Physician-Blogger: What It's Really Like to Write About Medicine Online

Blogging has become a powerful tool for physicians to share their expertise, build better relationships with their patients, and make connections online.

Move Over, Mindfulness: Sophrology Is the Newest Stress-Busting Technique

Move Over, Mindfulness: Sophrology Is the Newest Stress-Busting Technique

Based on science and covered by health insurance, sophrology is the latest stress management technique to gain popularity.

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Physicians Seeking Mental Health Care

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Physicians Seeking Mental Health Care

The policy aims to further reduce stigma associated with mental health illness to ensure physicians are able to seek the care they need for anxiety, depression, and substance-related disorders.

Suicide Rates on the Rise in Nearly Every State, Says New CDC Report

Suicide Rates on the Rise in Nearly Every State, Says New CDC Report

Using data from the National Vital Statistics System, the CDC researchers examined trends in age-adjusted suicide rates in individuals 10 years of age and older, by state and sex, across 6 consecutive 3-year periods (1999-2016).

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

To investigate whether physician attire can affect a patient's experience, researchers performed a cross-sectional study on 10 academic hospitals spanning the 4 main geographical regions of the US.

Paging Dr Oz: Drop the Healthcare Horoscopes

Paging Dr Oz: Drop the Healthcare Horoscopes

Since his rise to fame on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr Mehmet Oz has spent his TV career hawking all kinds of questionable medical science.

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

Causes of caregiver burnout include confusion about their new role, unrealistic expectations, lack of control, and unreasonable demands, often placed by caregivers themselves.

Mindfulness Program May Help Increase Physical Activity Levels

Mindfulness Program May Help Increase Physical Activity Levels

Researchers found that a meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective as structured exercise programs for increasing physical activity.

Twelve County-Level Factors Affect Individual Well-Being in US

Twelve County-Level Factors Affect Individual Well-Being in US

Twelve county-level factors, including social and economic, clinical care, and physical environment, explain the majority of variation in resident well-being in the United States.

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual survey reveals people are going back to basics to get fit in 2018.

Addressing Compassion Fatigue as a Cost of Caring: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 3

Addressing Compassion Fatigue as a Cost of Caring: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 3

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Interventions to Prevent Physician Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 2

Interventions to Prevent Physician Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 2

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 1

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 1

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Medical School Enrollment Projected to Surpass Recommended Target

Medical School Enrollment Projected to Surpass Recommended Target

The current report includes enrollment projections only for the 151 institutions that grant MD degrees.

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