The civilian casualties of being a doctor

As an ER doctor, I often meet people on the worst day of their lives. I’m the guy who gets to tell you your mom is dead. I’m the one who works the futile code on your four-year-old, while your screams cut right through everyone in the room. I find your cancer. I tell you […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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5 Psychological Tips to Calm the Stress of Perfectionism

“Striving for excellence motivates you, striving for perfection is demoralizing.” – Harriet Braiker The last three months I’ve been trying an experiment. It’s something that I’ve never done before, and in a certain way, it’s been a huge challenge. However, in other ways, it’s been an enormous stress relief, and I would say a largely successful effort. What I’ve done seems to go against conventional wisdom, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a wise choice. So what exactly is this challenge? Well, ...
Tags: Psychology, Success, Stress, Netflix, Perfectionism, Achievement, Publishers, Success & Achievement, Tiny Buddha, Harriet Braiker

The complex expectations of patients toward their physicians

When my father reached his mid-80s, an accelerating accumulation of physical and mental functioning issues persuaded him to switch to a primary care physician in a concierge medical practice. Although the doctor’s pedigree proclaimed his competence, he mostly excelled as the medical equivalent of a hotel concierge who can magically procure hard-to-get restaurant reservations at […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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My Mum Won’t Let Me Be with My Boyfriend

I am 18 years old and I’ve been with my boyfriend for 6 months now and my mum has found out about my boyfriend as she took my phone and saw text messages and photos of him but in those text messages, we were arguing. I’ve never told her about him as it isn’t our culture to be involved with a boy. everything is fine except for the fact that me and my boyfriend are different religions and my mum wants me to eventually get married to someone who’s the same religion. I’ve told my mum I see a future ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, England, General, Sex, Relationships, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Parenting & Children, Dating, Boyfriend

Fish oil drugs protect heart health, two studies find

Both studies found that people who took the drugs every day enjoyed protection against some heart and circulatory problems compared with those given a placebo.
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Prescription Doses of Fish Oil May Lower Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

The drug can also reduce the risk of dying from heart problems
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Study: hot coffee is better for you than cold brew

Hot coffee is found to have high-levels of antioxidants, unlike cold brew.Coffee consumption means a decreased risk of liver disease, amongst others.Why this is remains somewhat unclear, but the data is piling up. None It's the kind of news that makes you want to listen to "The Java Jive" by Ink Spots once again: a study has been published in Nature noting that hot coffee has been found to have higher levels of antioxidants than cold brew coffee. Antioxidants are compounds that prevent oxidation...
Tags: Health, Food, Innovation, Ethiopia, Biomechanics, Human body

What Is a Couples Retreat and Why Should You Plan One?

Couples retreats, also known as couples intensives or couples gateways are unique vacation like packages combined with couples counseling that are offered throughout the country and oversees by different relationship experts. For example, I offer different types of couples intensives and staycations in Wake Forest, NC, where I practice, depending on each couple’s unique situation and needs. Such marriage counseling retreats are a great opportunity to learn about yourself and your partner o...
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Is Junk Food Addictive?

You’re in withdrawal, experiencing everything from mood swings and anxiety to headaches and insomnia. Perhaps you’ve quit smoking or stopped your regular marijuana usage . Or maybe, just maybe, you’ve cut back on those greasy fries, burgers, and other highly processed food. A study published in the September 2018 issue of Appetite reported that people who reduced their consumption of highly processed foods experienced some of the same physical and psychological symptoms as those wi...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Eating Disorders, Binge Eating, Health-related, Schulte, Nicole Avena, Erica Schulte

How to deal with politics in the workplace

This article is sponsored by Careers by Daily headlines in newspapers and on websites across the nation and around the Internet seem to inspire and anger, and it’s only natural that politics is a topic on everyone’s mind. We’re all concerned about the economy. We’re all eager to see our political leaders solve the problem […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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One Thing That Reduces Dementia Risk 40%

Dementia risk can be reduced 40% in this common way. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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When Patterns (Pathology) In Relationships, Clash

You can credit, God, astrology. grand design or whatever you like. For some reason, we draw people who somehow fit with us. Even if we’re irritated by someone, if we examine the situation, we’re likely to realize our run-in with … Read More... Continue reading When Patterns (Pathology) In Relationships, Clash at ElsaElsa .
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Over 8 Percent of Americans Believe They Are Struggling With Compulsive Sexual Behavior and Thoughts

Sex and everything that revolves around it can no doubt be stressful and confusing, at least some of the time. But for a decent chunk of Americans, a new survey suggests, their sexual hangups might be causing them a significant amount of mental anguish.Read more...
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Heart Disease Prevention - Will Hysterectomy Raise Heart Disease Risk?

Many factors can cause a person to develop heart disease, for instance, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and binge drinking. But a study also suggested that women who undergo a hysterectomy are at greater risk for heart disease and other health issues, even if they keep their ovaries.  Find out more at: [Heart Disease Prevention - 8 Simple Ways You Can Do Immediately] [Auth...
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Jury delivers $25.5 million 'statement' to Aetna to change its ways

An Oklahoma jury has awarded $25.5 million to the family of a cancer patient denied coverage by Aetna, with jurors saying that the insurer acted "recklessly" and that the verdict was meant as a message for Aetna to change its ways.
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Can I get pregnant with high FSH is a common question. Many women over the age of 40 have been told that their "FSH" levels are on the high side. Usually, fertility doctors want the FSH to be under 10. However, there are recorded cases of women getting pregnant with their own eggs with FSH levels that were even over 100!For example, The Oxford Journals Human Reproduction reported on three cases of women who had successful pregnancies with their own eggs with FSH levels that would be cons...
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Psychology Around the Net: November 10, 2018

Ready to catch up on the latest in this week’s mental health news? Great! This week’s Psychology Around the Net gets you up to speed on new guidelines for managing physical health with a severe mental illness, suggestions on using podcasts to help you sleep, how you can rewire your brain for creativity (but also why pushing creativity isn’t cool), and more. The Best Podcasts for Falling Asleep: It’s not unusual for many of us to be the proud owners of brains that like to spiral into late-nigh...
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MKSAP: 64-year-old man seen after an intraoperative liver biopsy

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 64-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up after recent abnormal findings on intraoperative liver biopsy. Two days ago he underwent right colon resection for a large villous adenoma with high-grade dysplasia. At the time of surgery, an abnormal-appearing liver was noted […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Diabetes, American College of Physicians, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, CRNA

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