By: Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM The beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the spring, when we “spring forward,” is always a great opportunity to remind people the importance of sleep. It is estimated that 1/3rd of adults sleep less than the recommended 7-9 hrs of sleep and the rates of sleep deficiency are … More Daylight Savings Time Reminds Us How We Need More Sleep, Even Sleep Researchers
By: Erin McAdams, MD Work-life balance is hard and that’s true for so many career options both in and out of the medical field. The topic is something that you consider as you choose a career path. It’s something that you struggle to achieve and maintain as you train for your job, and as I … More Lessons Learned in Work-Life Balance
By: Zoe Cross, MD I didn’t know what was wrong with you, despite having asked you all my questions except the one I reserve for when you may have the answer I cannot:what do you think is wrong?you looked at me and said(quietly, steadily, simply)everythingand I couldn’t disagree. I could see there was a problem … More A note to the patient who came to the emergency department alone
By: Kyle Jones, MD, FAAFPOriginally published on opmed.doximity.com in October 2018 One of the few people who may actually understand how all the myriad pieces of the U.S. healthcare system work together is Stanford University healthcare economist Victor Fuchs, PhD. In a recently published article in JAMA, he explored how inefficiently the U.S. system operates. He concluded that our nation’s micro-efficiency, or … More How Efficient Is U.S. Healthcare Really?
By: Susan Saffel-Shrier, MS, RDN, CD Are you familiar with the term ageism? You know, another term for age discrimination. I have found that many are not. Of course, we hear about other forms of discrimination such as gender, race, institutional, price, etc., but age discrimination, not so much. I wonder if this lack of … More Ageism: Language Matters
By: Melissa See, MD, MPA Community. At 15 years old, even before I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, or at least for a big chunk of it, I knew that whatever I spent my life doing, it would be serving the community. Fast forward 20 years, I … More Fellowship Series: Community Medicine – Oh, The Places You’ll Go!