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For residents and early-career clinicians, a lack of sleep is an ongoing health hazard. Endocrine News looks at ways to help you cope with sleep deprivation so you can give your patients the best care possible, as well as take care of your own health.
Sleep deprivation has long been a hallmark of medical residents and other early-career physicians.
The term “medical resident” originated from Dr. John Osler, who developed the concept of the country’s first medical residency program in the late...
Finding your first job can be a challenge for early-career clinicians. Luckily, Endocrine News talked to some seasoned pros with advice on how to find a setting that appeals to you, your family, and your professional goals.
What’s the best way to find a clinical position as an early-career endocrinologist? Flexibility, focus, and knowing what drives you and makes you happy.
“When advising someone, you’re trying to understand how they see their future careers and, as much as possible, keep as ...
Eugene “Gene” Alford, MD, was at the height of his career in 2007. As one of Houston Methodist Hospital’s busiest facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Alford, then 48, had performed 887 surgeries that year, including airway procedures and big head and neck operations.
On Sunday, December 30, 2007, things changed.
Managing metastatic breast cancer (MBC) can feel like a full-time job in itself. But if you — like many people living with MBC — are continuing to work, balancing your new normal and your professional life can be challenging.
Learning about and living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) can mess with your mind, to say the least. But it’s important to prioritize your mental health as well as your physical health while living with MBC.
Menopause causes many hormonal changes in women, which can make managing blood glucose levels even more complicated.
Apple cider vinegar, which comes from pressing the juice out of fermented apples, has been used as a folk remedy in both pill and liquid form for people trying to lose weight, lower blood glucose levels, and treat atopic dermatitis and yeast infections, among other maladies. Does it have any benefit for people living with HIV/AIDS?
New medication regimens have transformed a diagnosis of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)/AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic condition. But living with any chronic disease can cause higher levels of stress and depression, and research indicates that those living with HIV or AIDS are no exception. Can practicing yoga help?
Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be challenging. When those challenges — such as walking or standing limitations, or experiencing brain fog or fatigue — make it impossible to work, it’s possible to apply for replacement disability income. There are two options for this: short-term or long-term disability programs through a current employer, or the federal Social Security Disability Income program.
The advent of smart phones has enabled patients to avoid lengthy travel and languishing in waiting rooms a thing of the past as telehealth has become more and more common in endocrinology practices. Telehealth can help manage the kind of chronic conditions, such as hypothyroidism or diabetes, that are considered hallmarks of endocrinology. Such visits help make education and ongoing medical care easier to administer.
Increased diversity among medical professionals helps counteract the fears of racism, inequality, and other issues that may prevent patients of color from seeking out health care.
A more diverse workforce also helps healthcare professionals learn from one another as the field expands to include people with differing backgrounds and perspectives.
While abortion currently remains legal in the United States with the 1973 landmark ruling of Roe v. Wade, some states are passing legislation that severely restricts abortion access. In mid-May, Alabama's governor, Kay Ivey, enacted an almost universal ban on abortions in the state just days before Missouri's House and Senate voted to do the same.