Gun Violence in Children

Gun violence is now the number one cause of death in children Currently, the number one cause of death in children & teens ages 1-19 is gun violence and injury. Motor vehicle accidents used to be the primary cause of death, but not anymore.   Researchers found that firearm-related deaths overall increased 14% between 2019…

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Any plan to have long term marriage stability?

Our marriage predicament: My husband and I have been going through a rough patch, and it made me wonder about the emotional stability of our marriage. There was an attic fire in our home last November. It began in the chimney shaft upstairs and spread to the attic, sending smoke and soot throughout the whole…

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Suicide Prevention in Teens Begins with Parental Awareness

Risk factors for teen & young adult suicide. Suicide prevention begins with parental awareness of risk factors in your teen or young adult. By knowing these risk factors, parents can recognize if their child or teen needs extra supervision, support, & more chances to talk: Deliberate but non-suicidal self-harm, such as cutting – puts kids…

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The disappointment of having a child with dyslexia

Having a child who is different A mom with a child diagnosed with dyslexia. Some mothers experience disappointment when they have a child who is different. My third child was the easiest baby ever. She slept through the night at two weeks of age and breastfed eagerly until she turned one. Laura was a chubby,…

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How much stress at work can you take?

Stressful work in the NICU I loved my work in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) because there was always some excitement, plenty of intellectual challenges, and various procedures to perform. Some days working in NICU, however, I felt like a fireman running around putting out fires – one baby deteriorating here, another baby needing…

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4 Studies Reveal High Rates of Burnout in Healthcare Workers

Burnout among all physicians Burnout in healthcare workers. Forty-seven percent of physicians  feeling burned out last year. This is up from a rate of 42 percent in 2020. Published in January 21, 2022 in Medscape’s 2021 “Physician Burnout & Depression Report“. Medscape surveyed 13,069 physicians in 29 specialties from June 29 to Sept. 26, 2021,…

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Working Moms Feel Burnout

Working moms today desperately need reassurance & support. Most working mothers today feel burnout, at least some of the time, & the numbers of moms who feel some symptoms of burnout are increasing. These moms are irritable, angry, & exhausted. Working Moms Feel Burnout: Home Life Factors Home life factors for working mother burnout: Most…

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Signs & Symptoms of Physician Burnout

Physician burnout: Reach out for help Physicians may not know when to reach out for help Physicians care for their patients – working long hours and extra shifts, managing all the usual hassles day after day, caring for sick and sometimes dying patients – generally without complaints. It is easy for them to ignore the…

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Parents of small children are anxious

Parents are feeling anxious as they struggle to keep their children safe during this second full year of the Covid pandemic. When parents of young children are asked about their feelings, they report balancing fear of Covid with fear of isolation. Parents are feeling disconnected from prior friends because different parents tolerate risk of infection…

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