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Photo of green leafy vegetables for article on the purpose of food by Dr Anne Malatt

The purpose of food: to satisfy the senses or to nourish...

I recently read an article on the use of food as medicine in cancer patients … it was complicated and left me feeling confused, when I had not been...
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National Physician Suicide Awareness Day: We Refuse to Forget

September 17, 2019 was the second annual National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. As I wrote here last year, it is a day to commemorate colleagues lost to suicide and...

World Mental Health Day – true health is for everyone, every day

It was recently (10/10) World Mental Health Day. This is a great initiative, and to be celebrated for raising our awareness of things that need to be at the...
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The Art of Repose

I have learned a lot about the art of repose lately. I learned it by breaking my big toe, which was a painful way to learn a lesson, but...
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The Clock Is Ticking

In these days of evidence based practice where generally the prize goes to the best evidence money can buy, it is refreshing that occasionally “research” catches up with the...
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The Key to Orienting Incoming Residents and Fellows

I recently had a chance to speak to State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate’s incoming residents and fellows about well-being and self-care.These women and men join our complement...
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True care – it starts with us

We are often taught in life that it is selfish to care for ourselves, and that we need to put the needs of others before our own. We think...
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Self-care – not just another doing, but a quality of being

There is a lot of talk about self-care these days and we tend to picture it as something that we would like to do to reward ourselves or relieve...
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Do doctors have post-traumatic stress from their training?

I woke early this morning, thinking about an article written by a young female surgeon (1) I had read recently, and I could not go back to sleep. I...
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A knock on the door

30 years ago, a young doctor in overwhelm had planned to kill himself. He is now the President of a specialist College and wrote recently of his despair and...

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