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Doctors Call On Health Systems To Take Action To Reduce Racial Inequity

Doctors are calling on healthcare systems to take the lead advocating against police brutality, to diversify their work forces to better reflect their patient population, and to incorporate addressing racial health disparities as part of Physician training. Physicians writing in the New England Journal of Medicine discuss how systemic racism …

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Medicine Needs a Workforce That Better Represents the Population

The Diversity in Medicine report by the Association of American Medical Colleges said, 5.8% of Physicians in 2018 identified themselves as Hispanic and 5% identified as African American. These proportions are an underrepresentation of the national makeup of the U.S., since in 2019 Hispanics/Latinx and African Americans made up an …

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TED Talks To Help Battle Burnout

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Doctors are at high risk for burnout. According to the American Medical Association, Physician burnout is a long‑term stress reaction characterized by depersonalization. This can include: Cynical or negative attitudes toward patients. Emotional exhaustion. A feeling of decreased personal achievement. Lack of empathy for patients. Here are some TED talks that …

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Doctors Give Advice For Staying Safe During Tick Season

Many people are home during the COVID-19 pandemic and are using their time to safely enjoy the warmer weather and venture outdoors to parks, reservations and hiking trails. But with the arrival of warmer temperatures that means tick season is here. According to Dr. Romandine Kratz, deer ticks caused more than …

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Doctors Are Preparing To Resume Performing Elective Surgeries

Hospitals are preparing to start performing elective surgeries again since the Coronavirus outbreak began. Doctors are starting to perform elective surgeries again but it doesn’t mean everything is back to normal inside hospitals. Lifebridge Health chief clinical officer Dr. Matthew Poffenroth said, “We’re gradually going towards that direction but we’re …

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Coronavirus HealthCare Workers Face Mental Health Crisis

Under normal circumstances a career in Medicine is stressful. The physical demands, psychological strain and ineffective work processes can lead to burnout, a condition that affects up to 50% of Physicians in the U.S. Burnout cannot describe what Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and others are experiencing as COVID-19 overwhelms the health …

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Doctors Are Innovative In The Fight Against COVID-19

Doctors are channeling their inventive side to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ben Pettigrove, a Tulsa Physician, heard about Doctors and Nurses dying after becoming infected during the process of intubation so he designed a plexiglass box that would contain the virus. After you intubate somebody you would leave it on …

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is a unique, tight-knit organization that is also fortunate to be located in the beautiful, coastal area of Wilmington, North Carolina.  NHRMC, a public, not-for-profit teaching hospital and the major tertiary center for a seven-county area is affiliated with The University of North Carolina at …

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Non-coronavirus Patients Are Avoiding Hospitals As ER Visits Drop

According to data shared with CNBC, emergency room visits are down by about 50% across New York City Health, Providence St. Joseph Health, and other locations. Trending across the U.S. people are staying clear of hospitals for sometimes necessary and emergency care, even for mild heart attacks. Physicians worry that patients …

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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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