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Eight in Ten Americans Suffer Physical Manifestations of Stress

Eight in Ten Americans Suffer Physical Manifestations of Stress
Stress is a common feature in the lives of many American citizens.  We see it every day in our offices, clinics and hospitals.  New figures show that 77% of Americans’ stress levels are causing them to experience the nasty symptoms that we all know that stress can create.  Fatigue, stomach issues, headaches and more are all associated with stress.  As physicians we know this better than anyone and, yet, we still allow our everyday lives to stress us out and compromise our health. Our minds, bodies and spirits are all often out of alignment.  We are commonly spending our lives...
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11 Step Burnout Prevention Matrix

11 Step Burnout Prevention Matrix
Stress is a common feature in the lives of many American citizens, whether it is due to our career, financial situation, or family life. Studies show that 3 out of 4 Americans experience stress at levels that cause them to experience a range stress related physical symptoms. Physicians are not immune to the effects of stress. Several studies are now showing that at least 1 in 3 physicians experience symptoms of stress and burnout. The impact of this stress is lowered job satisfaction, decreased sense of work life balance, decreased productivity and conflicts at work and home. Furthermore, stress can...
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Laughter is Truly the Best Medicine

Laughter is Truly the Best Medicine
As doctors, we know that laughter has a powerful role in health and our lives. Laughter is more than a diffuser of stressful situations and a distracter from negative emotions; it contains numerous physical benefits as well!  What is so sad is that many of us physicians are so bogged down with work, stresses at home and our patients’ health needs that we totally forget about ourselves.  We need to laugh just as much as our patients do! A Few Quick Reminders: Laughter increases the immune system. It literally keeps us healthy. You know that and I know that.   That’s...
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