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Saving Our Hearts: A Physician Mom’s Guide to Managing Stress

Saving Our Hearts: A Physician Mom’s Guide to Managing Stress
February is Heart Health Month; a time when we increase awareness about the effects of heart disease, especially in women. We know the statistics all too well. 1 out of 3 women die each year from heart disease. We also know that heart disease is preventable. We encourage our patients to take care of their hearts by reducing their blood pressure and cholesterol levels, by eating healthy, exercising and reducing their stress level. How much of this advice do we take on ourselves. When was the last time you checked in with yourself? How much stress are you dealing with right now? Stress is hard t......
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The 6 Things Physician Moms Need in Their Toolbox to Achieve Physical, Mental and Spiritual Balance

The 6 Things Physician Moms Need in Their Toolbox to Achieve Physical, Mental and Spiritual Balance
In my last blog post, I talked about the 4 R’s to finding work-life fulfillment. The first R was to Reassess. You were asked to spend some quiet time alone, reflect on the various areas of your life and determine if your current work-life situation supported the lifestyle you desired. What did this exercise reveal to you? Were there any surprises? As you continue to reflect on these questions and the changes you would like to make, make sure you have the resources to help you get through this stage of your self-development. Here are the 6 things physician moms need in their toolbox to achieve ......
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How to Best Balance Med School & Parenting

How to Best Balance Med School & Parenting
No matter their jobs or ambitions, nearly all parents need to work hard to maintain work/life balance. This can be even more difficult when working to balance parenting with the demands of medical school. The good news is, many parents have taken on the challenge before and managed to take care of children while pursuing their education. Here are a few of the tips that have helped many moms make it work: Create a solid support system. Many parents have or raise children while pursuing their education. Find the people in your classes who are also parents. You can share stories, help one anoth......
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Doctor comes up with great education plan for her daughter

Doctor comes up with great education plan for her daughter
Sarah Maulden was desperate to find a way to help out her little girl who was having a tremendous amount of anxiety going to school everyday. Sarah's daughter didn’t feel like she fit in and there were kids there making it even harder for her to want to be there. Sarah and her husband are both doctors from Utah. They began searching for another school, but the thought of a private school also caused anxiety for their daughter. Sarah took a leap of faith and signed up for an online school you can do from home. “With the online classes all the material is laid out in a course-by-course breakd......
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Dennis
Thanks for the article. There really is a lot of flexibility with home school options. Also with roughly 20% of the population hav... Read More
Friday, 28 October 2016 22:24
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Three ways Moms Married to Medicine can also balance a family

Three ways Moms Married to Medicine can also balance a family
There is no question if medical school is a sacrifice - to your time, your sanity, your relationships and especially for close relationships who happen to be a small toddler or two. There isn’t a MDmom with young children who hasn’t had to question her decision to choose medicine as a career at some point. Is it worth the sacrifice?  Am I ruining my children?  The long hours and copious amounts of studying required is doable, but am I hurting the kids? Making the decision to follow your dream as a doctor to save lives and heal, is not a bad decision. But looking at it from a childc......
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Tighten up those boundaries or else…

Tighten up those boundaries or else…
It is almost summer which is the time for weekly lawn mowing. When you instruct your landscape company to take care of your lawn, where do they stop with mowing? At the boundary line. I assume you don’t instruct them to mow your neighbor’s back lawn as well. After all, people need to be responsible for their own properties and need to learn boundaries in their own lives too. Meet Mary (name changed) who is a female physician who was exposed to this life lessons several times in the last few months. As the department chair in her organization, she was constantly struggling with the workload to......
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