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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Understanding Your Mom Stress

Understanding what causes your mom stress is crucial to your being able to manage it. Time on social media contributes to our feelings of stress. Most of us mothers are feeling short on time. Whether it’s insufficient time to get the laundry done, not enough time to play with the kids, too little time to…

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Teenage Girls, Eating disorders in teenagers, and Instagram

Eating disorders in teenagers linked to Instagram use. The prevalence of eating disorders in teenagers is increasing, and Instagram use is contributing to anxiety among teenage girls. Therefore, this should be of great concern to parents. I am not only sensitive about this issue, but also pessimistic about the current state of social media. To…

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The science behind face masks

A few of the scientific studies & publications that provide a basis why face masks work by date of publication:  September 2021: A study from the Los Angeles County Dept. of Health examined Covid transmission rate during the peak, September 2020 through March 2021. The case rates in children & adolescents were 3.4 times lower…

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