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11 Stress Reducing Activities Physicians Should Consider Doing More Of

11 Stress Reducing Activities Physicians Should Consider Doing More Of
  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 familiar? Now ask yourself this question: Given the impact, and knowing how stress can impact our body and mind, how often do you...
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Chicken Fig Saltimbocca

Chicken Fig Saltimbocca
Chicken perfectly balanced with savory prosciutto, herbaceous sage, fresh sliced figs and a sweet balsamic fig sauce. Enjoy!! Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 35 min Ingredients 10 fresh ripe figs (When fresh figs are not available, dried figs may be used instead.) ¼ cup good quality balsamic vinegar 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 25-30 fresh sage leaves 3 ounces thinly-sliced Prosciutto 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions Remove stems and quarter six of the figs and place them in a small saucepan. Add ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar simmer until the figs break down...
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Six Resources to Relaxation

Six Resources to Relaxation
  It is a fundamental part of a physician’s profession to constantly care for others wellbeing and meet continuous demands of great importance. Many people, but physicians in particular, go non-stop from the moment the alarm clock rings in the morning, to the time their head hits the pillow at night. The Importance of R & R As medical professionals, we know the importance of allowing the body to rest in order to allow for the maintenance needed to keep us at our best. Meditation is a way to give the body rest and rejuvenating the mind, without having to...
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