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Exercise Counteracts Work Burnout

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A Jewish study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology showed that employees who found time to exercise 4 hours a week had a 50% lower rate of job burnout. Smart businesses provide exercise programs for their employees because productivity goes up and health care costs go down.        

How Electronic Medical Records are Backfiring and affecting Your Doctor VIsits

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
If you are frustrated with the limited time your doctor has during your office visit, be prepared for this to get even worse. According to a study published in the October 2014 issue of the International Journal of Health Services, the average doctor now spends nearly 17% of his or her time on billing, obtaining insurance approvals for services, financial...

How to Support a Dying Family Member

submitted by: admin on 11/06/2013
If we are fortunate to have our parents until they are old, we need to be prepared when the end is in sight. This is an emotional time and not all families agree on what should be done, or even get along very well. So it is a good idea to ask your parent about their end of life wishes while they are able to make these important decisions.  Vicki tells...

Job Burnout Predisposes to Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Accprdomg to a study in Psychosomatic Medicine in March of 2013, Americans work longer hours, take fewer vacation days, and retire later than employees compared to other countries. This leads to job burnout, and it is related to premature coronary artery disease and heart attacks. The top 20% of the burnout scale had a 79% increase risk of coronary...

MD Responses to CAM

submitted by: admin on 07/18/2024
MDs are having a difficult time accepting CAM. It is not easy to accept that today’s medicine is flawed after all the years of training. Changing one’s belief system and style of practice is challenging; this is discussed.

Medical Student Burnout

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Medical students are abused with long working hours and teaching methods. It is no wonder that 11% of med students contemplate suicide and that there's such a high rate of drug abuse, divorce, and suicide among MDs.          

Myths and Truths About Bio-identical Hormones with Sherill Sellman, ND

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Bioidentical hormones are defined. Prior to menopause there is not a declining level of estrogen; there is a declining level of progesterone. There is estrogen dominance; and that leads to symptoms. Adrenal and thyroid balance are important to look at.          

Nurse Burnout and Patient Welfare

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  In a global study of 100,000 nurses it was found that nurse burnout is widespread. How well nurses fare in their work is a barometer of how well patients are faring. Many RNs lacked confidence that patients could manage their care after discharge. Too many patients and nurse-physician relationships were major issues. What is needed is a reasonable...

Physician Burnout

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Many MDs are leaving practice as HMO medicine is becoming more prevalent. There is a high level of discontent that has led them to retire early or find other work that does not involve seeing patients.          

US MDs Suffering from Burnout

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  A survey of more than 7000 MDs that was published in the August 2012 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine showed that nearly 50% were suffering from burnout. Thirty eight percent had high emotional exhaustion, 29% felt depersonalized, and 12% had a low sense of accomplishment. MDs at the front line of care were at the greatest risk. They work too...

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