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Who’s on First

One of the most famous comedy routines of all time, Abbott and Costello’s performance of “Who’s on First” still draws laughs over half a century after its premier. A classic

 Jan 5, 2017

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Even Doctors Need to Sleep Occasionally

I didn’t know it then, but I know it now. Acute and chronic fatigue had become a way of life for me.  It snuck up on me subtly, perhaps insidiously

 Dec 28, 2016

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Turnover

Sometimes a turnover is a good thing. When it consists of a sweet or savory filling inside a flaky pastry, a turnover is hard to resist. Sometimes a turnover is

 Aug 17, 2016

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The Doctor’s Doctor

You won’t find the list published in the annual newspaper article featuring “Our Town’s Best Doctors”.  You won’t find it by surveying the list of “Top Tier” providers for your

 Jun 20, 2016

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Crisis du Jour?

Is physician burnout just the crisis du jour? Is it the latest fad disorder in a fad-driven culture? Will it have its fifteen minutes of fame only to be replaced

 May 24, 2016

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How to Save a Doctor

A recent contribution to The Healthcare Blog, entitled “How to Kill a Doctor”, begins by pointing out that suicide takes the lives of some 400 doctors a year.  It goes

 Oct 9, 2015

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What can we do about emotional exhaustion?

Current research, including The National Survey on Physician Well Being, reveals that up to 40% of practicing physicians are at high risk of “emotional exhaustion.”

 May 29, 2013

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