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11 Step Burnout Prevention Matrix

11 Step Burnout Prevention Matrix
Although we physicians know about the condition of stress, we are not immune to its effects. Several studies are now showing that at least 1 in 3 physicians experience symptoms of stress and burnout. What impact does this have? Consequences can include a lowered sense of job satisfaction, a decreased work/life balance, less productivity and conflicts at work and home. Furthermore, stress can impact a physician’s physical health causing insomnia, general tiredness, depression, and anxiety. Sounds terrible right? I don’t think any of us wish this upon anyone. Given the impact, learning how to deal with and reduce stress properly...
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7 Healthy Alternatives to White Sugar

7 Healthy Alternatives to White Sugar
On a daily basis, most of us unfortunately see the ill effects that refined sugar has on the population through our patients. As we know, refined sugars are not only inflammatory in nature, but are linked to metabolic diseases as well. With manifestations ranging from tooth decay, to diabetes, weight gain, and even acne, refined sugar is something we can definitely do without for our own personal wellbeing. The most inflammatory sugars are those of a refined nature (white sugar and brown sugar), as their processing depletes any nutritional value, while increasing inflammation in the body. Our bodies just don’t...
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14 Foods that will Help Slow the Aging Process (and Prevent Disease Along the Way)

14 Foods that will Help Slow the Aging Process (and Prevent Disease Along the Way)
After a long day at work, do you ever go home and look in the mirror to find stress lines on your forehead, or between your eyebrows? Have you noticed a few more gray hairs starting to come in? Stress and bad lifestyle habits can certainly age us more quickly. They are not only hard on our minds, but our bodies as well. As physicians, we often live very busy lives that involve balancing our colleague relationships, caring for our patients and spending quality time with our families. This can leave us feeling drained, old and creaky! How do we...
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