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Design A Career for Impact not Hours

  We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.                                                                                                                                 Albert Einstein You have invested years of yo......
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How to Detect and Address the Early Signs of Alcoholism in Your Patients

If you were to base your opinions solely on the answers your patients give you, you'd probably be surprised to learn that one in six adults binge drinks about four times a month. And these adults are consuming an average of about eight drinks in a sitting. Are your patients glossing over their binge-drinking habits? Or are you among the lucky few whose patients all abstain from alcohol? Not likely. As a doctor, you know what it's like to be on the other end of the stethoscope. Even if you feel comfortable with the doctor who is asking about your drinking habits, you want to tell them what they......
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The Secrets For Working Single Moms To Stay In Shape

As a single parent, you have two pairs of shoes to fill, but one matters more than the other.   Hence personal needs like getting back in shape and looking good become a little bit more difficult to achieve when your daily schedule has already been planned out to take your kids into account. And because most diets are too complicated and expensive to follow, achieving your health and fitness goals can become less possible as time goes by.   Apart from exercising and eating a proper healthy diet, there are other secrets for losing weight effectively. If you are a single mom who is w......
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5 Factors to Determine the Best Drug Addiction Treatment for Women

Every addiction story is different—just like every addict is different. However, there are a few factors that can make a big difference when considering the many available detox and rehab options. For instance, there are major differences in addiction between women and men, which stem from a variety of factors. There are also cultural, racial and ethnic considerations, with some demographics being more prone to addiction than others. Women have one-of-a-kind needs when entering rehab, and choosing a suitable facility is the first step towards a successful life of addiction management. If you ......
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Why Dr. Mommy’s are at Highest Risk for Physician Burnout

WIth the wide awareness of Physician Burnout, it has becoming the catalyst for ongoing research and the implementation of new “pilot projects” in various academic institutions.  However, the research that is being done, is fairly limited when it comes to who really is at highest risk. Studies show that there are several risk factors for burnout including organizational functionality, specialty, age, job satisfaction, work-home conflict, work-life balance, and long work hours.  Additionally, the studies include that gender and race play a part in the increased risk for burnout, howeve......
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