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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.

Using Buddhism-Based Compassion Training to Combat Compassion Fatigue

Using Buddhism-Based Compassion Training to Combat Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue can lead to decreased quality of patient care and increases in medical errors.

When Sparks Stop Flying: How Is Clinician Burnout Tied to Patient Outcomes?

When Sparks Stop Flying: How Is Clinician Burnout Tied to Patient Outcomes?

Physician burnout has gained traction as a public health concern because more physicians are leaving medical practice altogether, resulting in decreased patient access and continuity of care.

Breaking the Culture of Mental Health Stigma: The Challenges Physicians Face When Seeking Help

Breaking the Culture of Mental Health Stigma: The Challenges Physicians Face When Seeking Help

Research is clear: Many physicians are struggling but they don't always feel comfortable speaking up.

Why Is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

Why Is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

Charter Outlines Principles of Physician Well-Being

Charter Outlines Principles of Physician Well-Being

The Charter on Physician Well-being is intended to outline specific principles that can be used to address well-being throughout a physician's entire career.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood

Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood

Interns' intense and changing schedules take a toll on sleep, activity, and mood.

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