Lifestyle

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

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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

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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

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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.

To Improve Healthcare Policy, Congress Needs More Physicians

To Improve Healthcare Policy, Congress Needs More Physicians

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This year, as many as 33 physicians have run against incumbents for their seats in Congress.

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.

Measuring Perceptions of Cardiology Among Internal Medicine Trainees

Measuring Perceptions of Cardiology Among Internal Medicine Trainees

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A recent study examined trends in career preference for and perception of cardiology among internal medicine trainees.

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

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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

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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

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

Nutrition Meets Science in Culinary Medicine Curriculum

Nutrition Meets Science in Culinary Medicine Curriculum

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Culinary Medicine is a new, evidence-based medical discipline that blends the art of cooking with the science of medicine.

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.

USPSTF Advises PCPs to Screen Adults for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

USPSTF Advises PCPs to Screen Adults for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Screening adults for unhealthy alcohol use may reduce consumption.

Keeping Politics Out of Patient Care: Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

Keeping Politics Out of Patient Care: Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

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To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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

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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.

Using Buddhism-Based Compassion Training to Combat Compassion Fatigue

Using Buddhism-Based Compassion Training to Combat Compassion Fatigue

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Survey Reveals Challenges of Balancing Motherhood and Surgical Training

Survey Reveals Challenges of Balancing Motherhood and Surgical Training

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Long, unpredictable hours, work demands, and high expectations are particularly challenging to mothers in medical training.

Clinicians With Alzheimer Disease: Reframing Perceptions

Clinicians With Alzheimer Disease: Reframing Perceptions

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Approximately 4600 actively licensed physicians in the US are practicing with Alzheimer disease.

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