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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.

Concierge Medicine Is Changing the Physician Practice Landscape

Concierge Medicine Is Changing the Physician Practice Landscape

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In addition to a better work-life balance, concierge medicine can reduce the number of patients a physician needs to see in order to make a living.

TEDMED: TED Talks Help Reignite Physicians' Passions for Medicine

TEDMED: TED Talks Help Reignite Physicians' Passions for Medicine

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Watch one of these healthcare-focused TED Talks and reignite your passion for medicine.

Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training

Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training

First-year residents experience worsening sleep duration and quality as well as daytime sleepiness.

Know Before You Go: Practicing Medicine Abroad

Know Before You Go: Practicing Medicine Abroad

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For physicians working in the US, the prospect of practicing medicine abroad can be both exciting and daunting.

Listen Up: Medical Podcasts for Physicians

Listen Up: Medical Podcasts for Physicians

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For physicians, podcasts are a unique way to expand your knowledge on a range of different medical topics.

Mind-Body Therapy and Psychiatry: Ancient Tools for Modern Practice

Mind-Body Therapy and Psychiatry: Ancient Tools for Modern Practice

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Meditation techniques have an ever-growing evidence base to support their use and have become increasingly accepted in Western medicine as helpful adjuncts to other therapies.

Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction

Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction

More than half of women who have a baby during surgical residency express some type of career dissatisfaction.

A Physician's Guide to Incorporating Patient Spirituality in Practice

A Physician's Guide to Incorporating Patient Spirituality in Practice

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Knowledge of a patient's spiritual beliefs can help physicians better tailor interventions to the individual patient while providing a deeper level of respect for their patients.

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

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Sound healing — a meditation technique that focuses on the power of sound — may offer a solution to physician burnout.

Summer Reads for Physicians, by Physicians

Summer Reads for Physicians, by Physicians

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Take a break from the office and soak up the sun with these physician-penned summer reads.

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.

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