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Spouses of Female Physicians More Likely to Work Outside of the Home

Spouses of Female Physicians More Likely to Work Outside of the Home

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Spouses of female physicians work more hours outside the home than spouses of male physicians.

Work-Family Conflicts Increase Depressive Symptoms Among Medical Interns

Work-Family Conflicts Increase Depressive Symptoms Among Medical Interns

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The increase of depressive symptoms was greater among women compared with men.

Hurricane Irma and Heart Disease: A Killer Match

Hurricane Irma and Heart Disease: A Killer Match

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For patients with cardiovascular disease, the stress of natural disasters can increase the risk of adverse events.

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Remediable Work Conditions

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Remediable Work Conditions

The researchers found that satisfaction was associated with less chaos, more cohesion, better communication, and closer values alignment at work, but not with higher-quality care or fewer medical errors.

Medical License Questions Dissuade Physicians From Seeking Help for Mental Health

Medical License Questions Dissuade Physicians From Seeking Help for Mental Health

Medical licensure application questions regarding mental health conditions present a barrier to physicians seeking help.

Alarm Fatigue: The Balance of Being a Physician and a Father

Alarm Fatigue: The Balance of Being a Physician and a Father

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A physician contemplates the relationship he has with his children and his father.

Regular Leisure Exercise of Any Intensity Protects Against Future Depression

Regular Leisure Exercise of Any Intensity Protects Against Future Depression

Future depression risk is reduced by any leisure-time exercise.

Binge Watching TV Disrupts Sleep By Increasing Cognitive Arousal Functions

Binge Watching TV Disrupts Sleep By Increasing Cognitive Arousal Functions

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A large portion of adults who binge watch television believe it leads to poor sleep, and new research backs this up.

Work Hours Affected in Dual-Physician Couples With Children, Especially for Women

Work Hours Affected in Dual-Physician Couples With Children, Especially for Women

These findings were from a national sample of dual-physician couples.

Reduce Burnout With Patient-Centered Communication

Reduce Burnout With Patient-Centered Communication

When providing increased communication with patients, physicians have higher proficiency and less burnout.

Working Long Hours Linked to Higher Risk of Developing A-Fib

Working Long Hours Linked to Higher Risk of Developing A-Fib

Researchers found that people who work long hours are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, which could explain the previously observed increased risk of stroke among those working long hours.

Female Doctors Are Associated With Higher Rates of Physician Mobility

Female Doctors Are Associated With Higher Rates of Physician Mobility

The study found that physician mobility factors include smaller population size and lower primary care physician supply.

Early Career Burnout Can Spread Through Social Networks

Early Career Burnout Can Spread Through Social Networks

Researchers found a one-unit increase in mean social network members' burnout levels tied to 0.21-unit increase in burnout.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Majority of American Physicians Satisfied With Career Choice

Majority of American Physicians Satisfied With Career Choice

The AMA survey of physicians, residents and medical students finds most are satisfied, despite challenges.

Burnout Diminishing Sense of Calling for Many Physicians

Burnout Diminishing Sense of Calling for Many Physicians

Physicians who are burned out have lower odds of 6 validated aspects of sense of calling.

Hold the Statins and Antihypertensives: Give Me a Compassion Pill — for Doctors!

Hold the Statins and Antihypertensives: Give Me a Compassion Pill — for Doctors!

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The indication? Doctor attitudes and a tendency to complain. One tablet PO TID and QHS. #120, with unlimited refills.

Acknowledging Spirituality in Mental Health Treatment

Acknowledging Spirituality in Mental Health Treatment

Acknowledging patients' religious beliefs and incorporating them into treatment can improve outcomes.

How Photography Made Me a Better Doctor

How Photography Made Me a Better Doctor

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But here's the weird thing—photography has helped me to be a better doctor.

New Strategies May Help in Managing Physician Burnout

New Strategies May Help in Managing Physician Burnout

This study suggests that shorter workdays and stress-management training can help US physicians affected by burnout.

Mindfulness Meditation Shown to Produce Changes in Emotional Processing

Mindfulness Meditation Shown to Produce Changes in Emotional Processing

Reduce differences between late positive potential response to negative high arousing and neutral stimuli is significant following mindfulness mediation.

New Module Aims to Help Physicians Identify Distressed Colleagues and Provide Assistance

New Module Aims to Help Physicians Identify Distressed Colleagues and Provide Assistance

This new module includes steps to identify doctors at risk, such as talking about risk factors and watching for warning signs of suicide.

Meditation Recommended to Physicians to Address Burnout and Improve Well-Being

Meditation Recommended to Physicians to Address Burnout and Improve Well-Being

The AMA suggests that meditation should be practiced every day and can actually help address physician burnout.

Majority of Female Physicians with Mental Health Issues Do Not Seek Treatment

Majority of Female Physicians with Mental Health Issues Do Not Seek Treatment

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The majority of female physicians experiencing mental health issues do not seek treatment for fear of stigma and disclosure to medical licensing boards.

Higher Occupational Levels Associated with Poorer Depression Treatment Outcomes

Higher Occupational Levels Associated with Poorer Depression Treatment Outcomes

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This study suggests that those with higher occupational levels may experience poorer treatment outcomes for depression.

Traveling is the Best Way to Improve Your Mood, Survey Finds

Traveling is the Best Way to Improve Your Mood, Survey Finds

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This survey suggests that traveling can boost your mood more effectively than either shopping or exercising.

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