By: Susan Pohl, MD, FAAFP My opening confession is going to be easy to accept. I am not an expert in nutrition. I do not have a degree in nutrition, I did not study at a culinary academy, and I don’t have a nutrition business to promote. Personal nutrition, however, is a topic that reveals … More Personal Nutrition Life Hacks
By: Briana Rueda, DO Physician burnout is a term that is thrown around all too often now in the world of medicine. In fact, I can’t seem to open an email or medical journal without being bombarded by articles on physician burnout. To be completely honest, I disagree with using the term “burnout.” To me, the … More It’s Not Burnout Revised
Winter can be cold, dark and hostile- a stark contrast to Utah summers with plentiful sunshine and long warm days. Compounding this extreme is the reliably poor air quality during winter months and the dreaded inversion. (No the inversion is not a permanent winter condition, but when present please consider escaping to higher elevations for … More Winter Is Coming… That’s a Good Thing!
By Katie Fortenberry, PhD A resident suffering from depression drinks too much and sleeps through a hospital shift the next morning. Another resident walks out of a patient room in the midst of a panic attack. As family medicine educators, how do we best handle these health concerns in our residents? The pendulum in medical … More Wellness is Professionalism
By Briana Rueda, DO I always prided myself on being a “health freak”. I received my bachelor degree in nutrition, ran marathons and competed in bodybuilding competitions. I read nothing but health magazines and self-help books on lifestyle medicine. I ate, slept, and breathed every day in a never-ending, never satisfied, effort to be the … More Confession of a Health Obsession
By Rachel Caspar, MD My first responsibility as a physician is to take care of myself. I cannot care for my patients until my own needs are met. After experiencing depression as a medical student, I now recognize burnout as a life and death issue. I use a number of practices to prevent recurrence by … More What Helps Me Manage Depression