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Physician-Mothers as Caregivers Increases Risk for Burnout, Mood Disorders

Physician-Mothers as Caregivers Increases Risk for Burnout, Mood Disorders

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Physician-mothers who care for seriously ill children, spouses, or parents have higher rates of burnout and mood disorders.

Book a Ticket to Relaxation: Can a Vacation Stave Off Burnout?

Book a Ticket to Relaxation: Can a Vacation Stave Off Burnout?

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A 2-week vacation may be essential to your health as a practicing physician.

Many Female Healthcare Workers Live in Poverty

Many Female Healthcare Workers Live in Poverty

Many US female health care workers, particularly women of color, live in poverty and lack health insurance.

Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Mood in Middle-Age, Older Adults

Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Mood in Middle-Age, Older Adults

Mindfulness meditation training may reduce negative affect variability in middle-age and older adults.

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

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For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.

Knit One, Purl One: The Health Benefits of Knitting

Knit One, Purl One: The Health Benefits of Knitting

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Knitting is both process- and product-oriented, encompassing repetitive tasks that can exercise physical and cognitive skills

Share Your Medical New Year's Resolutions

Share Your Medical New Year's Resolutions

What do you resolve to focus on in 2019?

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

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The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

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College students of color report an increased fear of crime and violence on college campuses.

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

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Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Medical residents can take steps to maintain their energy and alertness during long shifts.

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

While there is no single way to design a conducive therapeutic room, mental health professionals can help ensure that clients have a comfortable therapeutic experience by keeping the area a welcoming, cozy, warm, and safe environment for emotionally vulnerable individuals.

Nutrition Tips for Physicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

Nutrition Tips for Physicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

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Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.

 Lack of Standardized Definitions Creates Challenges in Identifying Prevalence of Burnout

Lack of Standardized Definitions Creates Challenges in Identifying Prevalence of Burnout

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Researchers systematically reviewed clinical trial databases for published studies on burnout prevalence in practice physicians.

Causes of Burnout in  Resident Physicians Examined

Causes of Burnout in Resident Physicians Examined

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Career choice regret, specialty choice, and anxiety in medical school have been linked with elevated rates of burnout in resident physicians

When Will Medicine Join the Women's Movement?

When Will Medicine Join the Women's Movement?

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A recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine confirms that sexual harassment is a problem across all fields of science.

Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

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Changing pollination patterns, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, air pollution, and extreme temperatures all negatively affect respiratory conditions.

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

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Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.

Are Physician-Patient Relationships Ethical? Ethicists Say No, But Some Docs Disagree

Are Physician-Patient Relationships Ethical? Ethicists Say No, But Some Docs Disagree

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According to the American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics, romantic or sexual relationships between physicians and patients are unethical.

Turning Your Passion Into a Side Hustle: Tips for Physicians

Turning Your Passion Into a Side Hustle: Tips for Physicians

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Whether you're interested in writing for healthcare blogs or dabbling in a subject outside the realm of medical care, there's something for anyone with an interest in a side hustle.

Formal Mindfulness Training Feasible, Useful for Surgery Interns

Formal Mindfulness Training Feasible, Useful for Surgery Interns

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training is a feasible and acceptable method to combat stress and burnout experienced by medical interns.

Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off

Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off

Although there are many demands on residents, taking advantage of paid vacation time is one of the perks and should be maximized.

Is Team-Based Health Care the Model of the Future?

Is Team-Based Health Care the Model of the Future?

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High-functioning team-based health care models have the ability to change the healthcare landscape, particularly with regard to clinician well-being.

Leana Wen, MD, to Assume Planned Parenthood Presidency

Leana Wen, MD, to Assume Planned Parenthood Presidency

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Leana Wen, MD, begins her tenure at Planned Parenthood on November 12, 2018.

Goop Reaches Settlement in False Advertising Lawsuit

Goop Reaches Settlement in False Advertising Lawsuit

A $145,000 settlement will be paid by actress Gwyneth Paltrow's company, Goop, in a lawsuit over unfounded claims that some of its products improve women's sexual and emotional health.

Medical Schools Phase Out Lectures as Education Shifts Outside the Classroom

Medical Schools Phase Out Lectures as Education Shifts Outside the Classroom

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Medical students are choosing to forego lectures to use the time studying for the Step 1 exam instead.

2017 Financial Preparedness Report Highlights Top Concerns From Resident Physicians

2017 Financial Preparedness Report Highlights Top Concerns From Resident Physicians

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An annual survey of resident physicians conducted by AMA Insurance found that the top financial concern of current residents is paying off medical school loans.

Broader Scope of Practice Linked to Lower Rates of Burnout

Broader Scope of Practice Linked to Lower Rates of Burnout

Early-career family physicians who practice inpatient medicine or obstetrics have reduced odds of burnout.

Physician Specialty Influences Rates of Burnout

Physician Specialty Influences Rates of Burnout

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Interested in specializing in critical care? You may want to reconsider.

Achieving Proper Recognition for the Accomplishments of Women in Medicine

Achieving Proper Recognition for the Accomplishments of Women in Medicine

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Although the conversations may be difficult, residency program leadership must do its part to elevate the voices of female trainees.

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