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Managing Menopause: What’s New and What’s True

Managing Menopause: What’s New and What’s True
Every day in the U.S., 6,000 women, give or take a few, enter menopause. Fortunately, we have reached a point where we view this time as a natural stage of life and not a disease or something shameful to only talk about in whispers. This has not always been the case. Whether you are old enough to be nearing menopause or it’s still a tiny blip somewhere in your distant future, if you watch television, you have at least seen reruns of the popular 1980s sitcom, The Golden Girls. Rue McClanahan, in the role of Blanche Deveraux, won an Emmy for her performance about being told that she had reached......
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State Medical License Applications: Another Burdensome Task for Busy Mom MDs

State Medical License Applications: Another Burdensome Task for Busy Mom MDs
From the time you first began your application to attend a biomedical science program up until this point your career, it may feel as though filling out tedious paperwork is a requirement for practicing medicine; and in a way, it is. Afterall, in order to practice, you not only have to apply for open positions and hospital credentials but for state medical licenses as well. If you’re about to finish your residency or fellowship program, it’s possible that you have yet to endure the tedious and time consuming process that is applying for a medical license with a state board. As though this tas......
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3 Major Consequences of Chronic Stress To Your Life

3 Major Consequences of Chronic Stress To Your Life
Stess does not just happen overnight. It is a build up of issues, worries, and problems that ultimately affect your mind and body. In simple terms, stress tells you that you are overdoing it. When your brain detects a threat, it releases two neurotransmitters (also called hormones), namely cortisol and adrenaline. These affect your heart rate, blood flow, alertness and many more. Although these body responses do not sound evil or bad for you, the coming biological responses that will occur in your body are designed to fight off stress. But the problem is, your body eventually gets tired. Stres......
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6 Ways To Handle Household Trash And Stave Off Disease

6 Ways To Handle Household Trash And Stave Off Disease
People all over the United States have their own way of throwing garbage. While it is true that most people are disciplined and try to follow the appropriate steps of garbage disposal, there are still some people who could not care less. Waste management is critical to public health. Improper storage of household waste can be a place for pests to breed in and for rodents to feed on. These animals can be vectors or carriers of diseases that can quickly go endemic. Therefore, it is a must to take the necessary steps to prevent the harborage of rats and other insects to protect the health of the ......
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The Gender Pay Gap Among Physicians - Staggering and Real

  It is often said that being a mom is the toughest job on the planet. As a mom, you are on call 24/7, 365 days a year. You definitely don’t get sick days and you probably don’t take a lunch break. Let’s be honest, some days you don’t even have the time to brush your hair or take a shower. But what about moms who also have a full-time job? Further, what about moms who have a full-time job in one of the most stressful and intense industries? I think it is safe to say that physicians who are also mothers likely take the cake when it comes to the world’s toughest jobs. Not many would argue w......
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