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Fast Food Linked to Depression

submitted by: admin on 12/15/2014
A University of Grenada publication in Public Health Nutrition revealed that consumers of fast foods and baked sweets were 50% more likely to be depressed than those eating a healthy diet. These same people, however, were also likely to be single, less active physically, worked more than 45 hours a week, and smoked. A previous study showed a 42% increase in depression,...

How MDs Balance Work and Home Lives

submitted by: admin on 10/04/2013
An article published in the August 2013 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reviewed 7200 MDs and 900 of their partners and found that there was more burnout and depresssion and more work-home conflicts in MDs working longer hours, are younger, are female, and who hold academic positions at teaching medical centers.  Medical training...

Medical Residency Training Reform

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Medical experts are calling for resident working hour restrictions to prevent medical errors from medical resident fatigue and lack of supervision. They called for sweeping changes in the design, supervision and financing of US hospital residency programs to protect both patients and medical residents in training from serious, preventable medical errors, and...

Medical Residents Working Hours are Excessive

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Traditionally, doctors-in-training have been abused in many ways. The reasons for this and the issues involved are explored. It is a sad reflection of how money runs America and how inappropriate medical training really is.          

Natural News Radio Show 7.18.12

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2024
  Prescriptions for Health  How Iron Supplements Can Reduce Fatigue A Nutrient Cocktail to Treat Alzheimers Should You Be Told if a Trainee Does Your Surgery? And much more! Vicki’s 20:20 Health Tips: Men Teaching Classes for Women (LOL) Observations on Growing Older              

Tired Medical Residents Make More Errors

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
A study on surgeons in training working hours and errors was published in Archives of Surgery in May of 2012 showing that sleep-deprived surgical residents had a 22% greater risk of causing medical errors than rested residents. Their average number of sleep hours was 5.5 but it ranged from 2.8 to 7.8 hours. They determined that these residents were only functioning...

US vs UK Health Care

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
UK health care has a lower incidence of most chronic diseases, Why? Lifestyle in England is healthier. There is less inflammation as a consequence.          

Working Long Hours Can Lead to a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
A longterm study showed that working more than 11 hours a day increased the risk for heart disease by 67%. It was not determined if it was the long hours themselves or the unhealthy habits associated such as diet, exercise, sleep and stress that was the underlying mechanism. What we should be striving for is balance in life in our work, exercise, diet, stress,...

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