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    7 foods that are sabotaging your sleep

    Sleep deprivation is a common health problem in physician culture. In fact, at least 25% of cardiologists reported suffering insufficient sleep in a 2018 survey published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . Like stress, dietary habits can adversely affect your sleep architecture and quality. There are several foods and diets that...
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    Healthy eating tips

    It can sometimes feel as if we're bombarded with information about the latest eating trend or buzzworthy ingredient. But good nutrition is really about having a well-rounded diet, and it's easier to do than you may think. In fact, living a nutritious lifestyle can be easy and fun. Add healthy fats Not all fats are bad. Foods with monounsaturated an...
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    How to stay healthy this flu season

    About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends that people aged 6 months or older receive flu vaccinations by late October, at the beginning of the season before the viru...
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    Why do men hate going to the doctor?

    Most men—77%—would rather go shopping with their wife or significant other than go to the doctor, according to a new national survey by the Cleveland Clinic. In fact, 72% of men would rather do household chores, like cleaning the bathroom or mowing the lawn, than go to the doctor. Men tend to be stubborn about a lot of things, with taking care of t...
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    The cause of your depression helps determine the treatment

     Understanding the underlying cause of your depression may help you overcome the problem. For example, if you are depressed because of a dead-end job, the best treatment might be finding a more satisfying career rather than simply taking an antidepressant. If you are new to an area and feeling lonely and sad, finding new friends will probably ...
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    How depression symptoms vary with gender and age

    Depression in men Depression often varies according to age and gender, with symptoms differing between men and women, or young people and older adults. Depressed men are less likely to acknowledge feelings of self-loathing and hopelessness. Instead, they tend to complain about fatigue, irritability, sleep problems, and loss of interest in work and ...
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    Is it depression or bipolar disorder?

    Bipolar disorder , also known as manic depression, involves serious shifts in moods, energy, thinking, and behavior. Because it looks so similar to depression when in the low phase, it is often overlooked and misdiagnosed. This can be a serious problem as taking antidepressants for bipolar depression can actually make the condition worse . If you'v...
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    Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs

    Enter heading here... Recognizing Depression and Getting the Help You Need  Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won't go away, you may have depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just trying to get through the...
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    How to handle medical requests from friends and family

     Just about every doctor—99%, according to one survey —receives requests from friends and family for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment. More than 80% of physicians reported providing at least some type of care (including writing prescriptions ). Of those who were asked for advice, 57% said they "almost always" provide it to family member...
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    7 Best Tricks For Combatting Burnout, According To Experts

     The dangers of work burnout are pretty clear. There's that familiar creeping feeling as we get further and further along a path that isn't working for us. We know that we're starting to feel fatigued or just blah — and that any joy we've found in our work is just disappearing. We become worse at our jobs and, often we're not so good in the re...
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    Houston physicians play music to help avoid burnout

    Physician burnout has become a major issue in recent years, but two Houston doctors play music in their off time to help buck that trend, starting with themselves. As the health care system has changed and physicians are required to do more and more amounts of administrative duties on top of patient care, more doctors are feeling the mental toll. A...
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    DYSLIPIDEMIA

    Cardiovascular disease (heart disease) is one of the leading causes of death among adults in the United states and patients with Dyslipidemia are at increased risk for developing heart disease along with other diseases. Dyslipidemia is a condition in which there is an abnormal elevation of cholesterol (fat) level in the blood. It is a disorder of l...
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    CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

      My senior back in medical school once quoted "the heart like the cell is the basic functional unit of the human body, no heart action = no life". I didn't quite agree with him (what did I know? Lol) but as I advanced in my education and career, I began to see what he meant. The heart is like a water tank with the pipes (blood vessels) coming...
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    LIFESAVING TIPS FOR A SAFER BIRTH

    ​Most births in the United States occur without incident. But if an unexpected emergency arises, you want your providers to be prepared. Here are some tips and questions you can use to assess a hospital's ability to treat excessive bleeding and high blood pressure, two of the leading preventable causes of childbirth harms to moms.  Ensure they...
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    10 quotes every enlightened physician should live by

      In honor of Doctor's day March 30th. May these enlightening quotations remind you of why you became a physician, gladden you that you've chosen the right calling, and reignite your dedication to the profession and to the caring of your patients. "Cure sometimes, treat often, and comfort always." — Hippocrates "The good physician treats the d...
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    Preeclampsia: What is it (part 2)

      What can cause preeclampsia?​ Several things can increase your chances of having preeclampsia such as a prior history of preeclampsia, family history of preeclampsia, obesity, being older than 35 years, first pregnancy, being pregnant with multiple babies at the same time, having a history of diabetes, autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, hi...
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    Preeclampsia: What is it (part 1)

    Definition  Preeclampsia is a condition which can occur in pregnant women after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It consists of new onset persistent high blood pressure (systolic BP greater than 140 mmhg and/or diastolic BP greater than 90 mmHg) along with the presence of protein in the urine and other signs of damage to other organ systems. Essentially...
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    Top 10 reasons why you should join ACPA

    Professional development while earning CMEs from conferences Professional networking with other physicians of Cameroonian origin Participate in physician wellness sessions Capitalize on practice referrals Marketing and promoting your business by advertising in The Pulse Magazine and renting a booth during ACPA annual conventions Participate in grou...
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    Hypertension- what you should know

    ​ American Heart Association ​ Hypertension is defined as a chronic elevation of blood pressure in the arteries. It is basically a condition where the pressure within your arteries is too high. Several physician groups have different guidelines and classifications of hypertension. For the purpose of this article, I will focus on the ACC/AHA (Americ...
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    Top 5 reasons why you should attend the ACPA Ladies breakfast on Sunday April 28th, 2019

      1. Participate in the ladies wellness retreat. 2. Female bonding/support. 3. Seek motivation/ gain empowerment. 4. To mentor and be mentored. 5. Enjoy networking.  Click here to register and reserve your spot
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