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Putting Me First: Finding Work and Life Balance

Posted by Skyscape on Aug 24, 2018 12:53:21 PM

What do sleep, meditation, downward dog and hydration have in common?

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Tags: health, stress, work, balance, life, exhaustion

A Guiding Light in the Middle of the Night: the Life of a Medical Student

Posted by Skyscape on Jun 13, 2018 2:07:45 PM

“Beep, beep, beep” – the one sound you dread to hear at 3 AM. As you get up from what you thought might be a few “clutch hours” of precious sleep, you see the numbers “6666” on your beeper – and your heart sinks… It’s the ER with your 7th admission of the night.  Sleep deprived and bleary eyed, you drag yourself down to meet your 86 year old female patient from the nursing home with presumed urosepsis.  But there’s something different about this case. You notice that her electrolytes are off – and not what you’d expect from a uroseptic patient.  You note that instead of being acidotic as you might expect, she’s alkyotic. And it’s 3 AM…

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Tags: medical school, student, stress, work

New research shows job stress can lead to heart problems

Posted by Skyscape on Jun 11, 2018 2:46:26 PM

People have long suspected that stress and anxiety can cause health problems in the long term, particularly heart problems. Now, new research suggests that this is more than just a suspicion.

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Tags: research, news, work, health

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