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Medical Students Coming Together To Help Support Health Care Workers

Health care workers nationwide have found themselves on the frontline of an unpredictable battle against the Coronavirus. Many Physicians families need help with child care now that day cares have closed or they need help with getting their children’s school work done since schools are also closed. Some have found …

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First Responders: Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During a Crisis

Being a first responder during a crisis is challenging but rewarding work. To take care of their patients, healthcare providers must be feeling well and thinking clearly. Responders experience high rates of stress during a crisis. According to the CDC, when stress builds up it can cause: Burnout – feelings of …

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Doctors using TV and Social Media To Ask For More Supplies

Covid-19 hospitalizations are increasing, as expected. Doctors, Nurses and health care experts are using television, radio and social media to sound alarms about supply shortages and other serious problems. ER Doctor Stephen Anderson in Auburn, Washington, said on ABC’s “World News Tonight”, “We need ventilators. I have ventilators this morning, …

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Medical Schools Increasing LGBTQ+ Education and Enrollment

Medical schools are increasing education on LGBTQ health issues and pushing to recruit more LGBTQ medical students. Patients often get better care when treated by Doctors more like them. People who identify as other than heterosexual can feel marginalized and will be less likely to seek medical care, contributing to …

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Top U.S. Cities At Risk Of An OB-GYN Shortage

The U.S. healthcare system is facing a shortage of Physicians in many medical specialties and practice areas. But the problem is especially severe in obstetrics and gynecology. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) projects a shortage of up to 8,800 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (OB-GYNs) by 2020, and a …

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Mindfulness Techniques To Help Physicians With Stress

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Ronald M. Epstein, M.D., Professor of medicine at the University of Rochester in New York, and a family and palliative care Physician, believes mindfulness is a powerful tool for medical professionals in dealing with personal stress, being more compassionate, and reducing clinical errors. “Anyone whose work involves immense human suffering …

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Specialties With the Highest and Lowest Rates of Burnout

Burnout is a major obstacle for Physicians that affects their happiness, relationships, career, and the care they provide. It has been described as long-term, unresolvable job-related stress that leads to exhaustion, cynicism, feelings of detachment from one’s job responsibilities, and lack of a sense of personal accomplishment. A new triennial …

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What Doctors Need To Know About The Coronavirus

A JAMA Viewpoint says, Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) have long been considered inconsequential pathogens, causing the “common cold” in otherwise healthy people. However, in the 21st century, 2 highly pathogenic HCoVs—severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)—emerged from animal reservoirs to cause global epidemics with alarming …

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The Growing Psychiatrist Shortage

The United States is suffering from a growing shortage of psychiatrists and other mental health providers. It is particularly dire in rural regions. 1 in 5 US adults and kids have a mental health or substance abuse issue according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical …

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Improving Access To Rural Health Care

Rural communities face many obstacles to accessing quality healthcare. Economic factors, cultural and social differences, educational shortcomings, and the isolation of living in remote areas all conspire to create health care disparities and struggles for rural Americans to lead normal, healthy lives. According to the National Rural Health Association, rural …

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U.S. Physician Employment Report Findings

A national research study by Doximity, on the 2019 labor market for Doctors, showed a 5 percent increase in job opportunities for Physicians in the U.S. since 2018. Additional findings from the study include: The top 5 metros where Doctors are most in demand: El Paso, Texas Miami, Florida Cleveland, …

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Medical Students Less Likely To Fill Primary Care Physician Roles

According to new data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States will see a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 Physicians by 2032 as demand for Physicians continues to grow faster than supply. An estimated 44,000 of those Doctors are primary care Physicians (PCP). Even …

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Empathetic Doctors Are More Trusted

Clinical empathy was once dismissively known as “good bedside manner” and traditionally regarded as far less important than technical ability. But as the healthcare industry continues to focus on better patient experiences and higher satisfaction, Physicians work to improve their communication skills and empathy is a key factor of good …

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