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The loss a physician feels after partial retirement

Retirement, or half retirement in my case, is a major life change.  Transitioning from the accumulation phase, to the maintenance stage, and eventually to the deaccumulation phase can be daunting.  These transitions are accompanied by a series of losses.  We all understand the loss of income.  But there are many other changes we don’t often talk about.  There […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


How to reduce burnout in emergency medicine

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. As rewarding as working in emergency medicine can be, it also comes with some significant potential downsides. According to some recent studies, stress and burnout rates in the emergency room are some of the worst in the medical field. But don’t let that dampen your enthusiasm. Managing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Harvest Bible Chapel Treats Believers as Non-Believers; ECFA to Review Finances

Image: James MacDonald, pastor Harvest Bible Chapel Recently, Harvest Bible Chapel sued bloggers  and a journalist who reported about the church. Since then various questions have been raised about why a church would sue fellow believers. In but apparently uploaded today, the church addressed the lawsuit and their problem with journalist Julie Roys. Q. “Why did we proceed with the lawsuit now, given that the attack bloggers had not published since December 2017?” A. As of June 2017, the attack...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Matthew, Julie, Esther, Roys, ECFA, James MacDonald, Julie Roys, Harvest Bible Chapel


When a Therapist and Journalist Comes Clean About Her Self-Doubt

As a career therapist since 1979 who decided to traverse a professional writing path beginning a bit less than a decade later, I have blended two of my passions; guiding people on their own journeys and communicating the thoughts that insist on being documented for posterity. Lofty pursuits? Perhaps. Fraught with challenges and responsibility for integrity? Absolutely. Thus, this article. A week ago, Psych Central published a piece called, “ How the President’s Communication Style Is Like...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, Politics, Aging, Vulnerability, Personal, Trauma, Self-doubt, Stigma, Authenticity, Brown, Oval Office, DSM, Brené, Minding the Media


The recent fish oil and vitamin D studies: Go beyond the headlines

Results of a much-anticipated trial on fish oil and vitamin D generated conflicting headlines recently. Some stories declared good news about the popular supplements. Reuters wrote that fish oil “can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer.” The Washington Post reported […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Washington Post, Medications, Reuters, Cardiology, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


TOP 5 HERBS FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT

TOP 5 HERBS TO GET PREGNANT Although I did not go the "herbal route" when I was trying to conceive, I did drink a number of teas with the ingredients listed below. It is always important to check with your doctor or alternative health practitioner before taking herbs or supplements especially if there is a chance that you may already be pregnant. If you are experiencing miscarriage or recurrent miscarriage, scroll down below for the second article on herbs for miscarriage. Chastebe...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, Tree of Life Fertility Bracelet, Chasteberry Vitex Chaste


El Paso to drink treated sewage water due to climate change drought

The people of El Paso, Texas are resilient. Living in the middle of the harsh Chihuahuan Desert, the city has no other choice. On average, 15 days every year spike over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The city gets little relief with an annual rainfall of just about 9 inches. It's one of the hottest cities in the country.
Tags: Health, El Paso Texas, Chihuahuan Desert


A group of nurses won the lottery but gave their winnings to two colleagues who needed it more

At Mercy Children's Hospital, the nurses and staff of the neonatal intensive care pool the money to enter the lottery.
Tags: Health, Mercy Children s Hospital


PHOTOS: A loving look back at the early ACT UP heroes of the AIDS epidemic

In his new photo book, The AIDS Activist Project Bill Bytsura showcases 18 activists from around the globe, photographed over two decades, and including members of ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) chapters from the United States and Europe.
Tags: Health, Life, Lifestyle, United States, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Act-up, Hiv/aids, World AIDS Day, Unleash Power


How to Reduce Mental Clutter That’s Keeping You Stuck

Do these statements sound all-too familiar? I’m too old for that. I’ve never been good at that. I don’t have the time. I just can’t do it. They may sound all-too familiar because these kinds of sentences run through your mind any time you want to try something new, any time you have a goal, any time you want to make a change. Any time, there’s an inkling of “I’d like to try that,” a similar soul-crushing thought pops up, and stomps on your desire before it ever takes flight. You think you’re ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Creativity, Clutter, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement, Risk-taking, Assumption


The Strong Sign Of Higher IQ

This bold and confident sign is linked to higher academic achievement. → 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 Changin...
Tags: Psychology, Intelligence, Jeremy Dean


Resisting-Illegitimate-Authority — By Bruce E. Levine

New book: Bruce Levine has been one of my very favorite authors in the world of critical psych for a long time. He's got a great new book available now. I highly recommend it. This article includes a link to a free PDF excerpt of the book. ....
Tags: Health, Politics, Psychiatry, Infertility, Bruce LeVine, Psychiatric Abuse, Resisting Illegitimate Authority, Bruce E Levine


This World AIDS Day short film will mend your broken heart

To commemorate World AIDS Day 2018, the Sero Project has released Sing Your Song, a short film illustrating the life-changing value of communities of people with HIV and their supporters.
Tags: Health, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, World AIDS Day, AIDS HIV, HIV Testing


These sexy stars are HIV testing at home to commemorate World AIDS Day

Check out why Matthew Camp and other OraQuick ambassadors are testing at home this World AIDS Day.
Tags: Health, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Max Emerson, Colby Melvin, Matthew Camp, OraQuick, Jarvis Derrell, Andrew Bowens, Corey Lay


‘I knew he could learn, and that gave me hope’: Seattle-area parents find help at Kindering

Donations, such as those to the Fund For The Needy, allow Kindering to ensure that no child with special needs in King County is turned away because of family finances.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Life, Seattle, Local News, Eastside, King County, Kindering


Psychology Around the Net: December 1, 2018

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at what you should ask yourself before you forgive someone, whether or not the #MeToo movement could hurt women’s health care, a new mental health care facility located in a Walmart, and more. Should I Forgive Him? Should I Forgive Her? Here’s What You Should Ask Yourself First: Forgiveness is often more about yourself than it is the person you’re forgiving (or not forgiving), and because of that, you might accidentally create a “problem” tha...
Tags: Psychology, Texas, Study, Research, Walmart, Disorders, Rebecca, Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Culture, Women's Issues, OCD, Forgiveness, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychology Around The Net


MKSAP: 58-year-old woman with left lower abdominal discomfort

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 58-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for a 2-day history of left lower abdominal discomfort. The pain began insidiously and has gradually progressed. She has felt warm but has not had shaking chills, urinary symptoms such as dysuria […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, CRNA


Juul Employees Are Reportedly Pissed About Possible Deal With Maker of Marlboro

A report earlier this week that vape giant Juul was in talks with Altria for a minority stake in its company apparently hasn’t jibed well internally.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Smoking, Cigarettes, Vaping, Juul, Altria, Big Tobacco



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