physicians and nurses

Stress Among Healthcare Professionals: Physicians and Nurses

Health professionals are compassionate, driven people who work to make a positive difference in the world every day. While these careers can be rewarding, they can also be incredibly stressful. Often, physicians and nurses prioritize other people’s well-being to the detriment of their self-care, which can cause burnout and lead them to self-medicate with drugs…

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Addressing Burnout Among Health Care Professionals

Burnout has long been a problem for healthcare providers. The stress of the job itself, combined with the ever more complex administrative duties and requirements set by insurance companies, has led to a situation where many healthcare providers (from surgeons to doctors, nurses and physical therapists, to lab technicians and aides) find themselves both physically…

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Does Alcohol Cause Cancer?

Until fairly recently, the causes of many types of cancer were not well understood. As research continues, the medical establishment and research scientists are getting a clearer image of some of the links between lifestyle and cancer risk. One of the newer findings is that there is a link between drinking alcohol and cancer.1 What…

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Psychological Stress Among Frontline Workers

Even during “normal” times, the stress felt by frontline workers can be tremendous. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the psychological stress among frontline workers has become a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Unprecedented Pressure During the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline workers are facing a level of pressure that is unprecedented. As they help others…

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COVID-19 and mental health: How does our world cope with prolonged fear, insecurity and anxiety?

As the pandemic continues and there’s still so much prolonged uncertainty about our futures, many of us will begin to experience stress and significant mental health concerns. There are millions of people who are already suffering from psychiatric and mental health conditions, even prior to the pandemic. Those pre-existing conditions do put those individuals at…

Distracted Living

Distracted Living

John Lennon once wrote in his song Beautiful Boy, “Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans.” There is so much today to distract us from focusing on what is happening in the moment and most likely more worthy of our attention. Sometimes we unintentionally distract ourselves when life presents…