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Night Shifts May Inhibit Body's Ability to Repair DNA Damage

Night Shifts May Inhibit Body's Ability to Repair DNA Damage

Lower levels of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine were noted in the urine of those who worked at night.

Physician Attitude Significant Factor in Retaining Patients

Physician Attitude Significant Factor in Retaining Patients

Other variables that encourage patients to leave include cost, bedside manner and comfort of the facility.

Guitars, Bars, and Just a Li'l Good Doctorin'

Guitars, Bars, and Just a Li'l Good Doctorin'

Most patients want unhurried, nonjudgmental listening — served up with a generous helping of clinical competence and a healthy dollop of empathy.

Depression Improved With Use of Internet-Based CBT Programs

Depression Improved With Use of Internet-Based CBT Programs

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, researchers say.

Becoming Parents - Part 1: The Decision

Becoming Parents - Part 1: The Decision

The thought of caring for a crying infant wasn't appealing. In fact, it was frightening. We did want to have kids — at some point.

Physician Error Disclosure Can Be Improved by Implementing Social Psychology

Physician Error Disclosure Can Be Improved by Implementing Social Psychology

Deliberate practice, along with lessons from social psychology, can implement change in error disclosure.

Path to Achieving Empathy Associated With Provider's Health

Path to Achieving Empathy Associated With Provider's Health

This conclusion could be especially useful in the context of medical professions, researcher says.

Don't Listen to the Burnout "Experts" — Listen to Your Heart

Don't Listen to the Burnout "Experts" — Listen to Your Heart

"I know they never taught happiness in medical school, but you deserve happiness just as much as anyone else."

Significant Discrimination Faced by Many Physician Mothers

Significant Discrimination Faced by Many Physician Mothers

Overall, 77.9% reported discrimination, with 66.3% reporting gender discrimination.

Why Are More Women Leaving Behind Their Stethoscopes?

Why Are More Women Leaving Behind Their Stethoscopes?

Stressors include pay gap, burnout, and transitioning back following a temporary leave.

Added Workplace Stress Due to Post-Election Political Conflicts

Added Workplace Stress Due to Post-Election Political Conflicts

Employees are feeling more stressed and cynical, and job productivity may suffer, the survey finds.

Sometimes, We're More Than Just a Doctor for Our Patients

Sometimes, We're More Than Just a Doctor for Our Patients

A primary care physician reflects on the different roles he plays in his patients' lives.

Qualified Female Scientists Being Overlooked by Medical Conference Organizers

Qualified Female Scientists Being Overlooked by Medical Conference Organizers

Active generation of lists of potential speakers and assessment of qualifications can address this bias.

Physician Burnout Risk Factors Identified in Six Areas

Physician Burnout Risk Factors Identified in Six Areas

Tools gauging burnout focuses on workload, control, rewards, community, fairness and values.

Q&A: Discussing the Ugly Truth of Modern Sexism in Medicine

Q&A: Discussing the Ugly Truth of Modern Sexism in Medicine

A candid interview with Elise Barney, DO, on a sometimes subtle, but corrosive problem that deserves everyone's attention.

Young Doctors Urged to Be Mindful of Social Media Behaviors

Young Doctors Urged to Be Mindful of Social Media Behaviors

Investigators found many examples of unprofessional and 'potentially objectionable' behavior online.

Simple Ways to Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Simple Ways to Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship

One of the most overlooked functions of communication is establishing the patient relationship.

Attending Physician Behaviors and Teaching Ranked Highly Among Residents

Attending Physician Behaviors and Teaching Ranked Highly Among Residents

Behaviors of attending physicians rated as important included showing empathy to patients and the ability to explain.

Higher Grief Responses and Burnout Among Female Oncologists

Higher Grief Responses and Burnout Among Female Oncologists

For both genders, grief reactions were linked to emotional distress among those at high levels of burnout.

Physician Communication Style Essential During Bad-News Encounters

Physician Communication Style Essential During Bad-News Encounters

Enhanced patient-centered communication lessens the anxiety during disclosure of cancer diagnosis.

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