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5 Simple Ways to Stay Calm as a Physician

Posted by Fran Lannan on Feb 24, 2017 10:13:39 AM

There is a growing awareness of the extraordinary stress levels facing practicing physicians in the United States. As noted by US News, doctors are fifteen times more likely to burn out than professionals in other fields. Furthermore, almost half of all primary care physicians report a desire to quit their job. To address this problem, medical practitioners must work on managing their stress, especially in emergency situations, in order to avoid burnout. Accordingly, it is essential for medical practitioners to know several key ways to stay calm under pressure.

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Topics: mental health, physician burnout

10 Fun New England Winter Activities for Families

Posted by Fran Lannan on Feb 22, 2017 2:26:55 PM

It can be tempting to stay indoors during the colder months, but New England winter activities will help you enjoy this awe-inspiring wonderland. From hiking and skiing to riding a sleigh, these family-friendly activities show it’s never too cold to enjoy New England.

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Topics: New England, families, Winter

New Year - New Gear: 5 2017 Apps Every Physician Needs

Posted by Fran Lannan on Feb 14, 2017 9:56:24 AM

Mobile health continues to expand, with SNS Research estimating mHealth’s market at over 20 billion dollars a year. While many apps target patients, healthcare providers can also use them to improve their practice. With around 100,000 applications in major stores, purposes range from screening to drug identification, education, and more. Here are some of the most noteworthy 2017 mobile healthcare apps.

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Topics: physician technology

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet as a Physician

Posted by Fran Lannan on Feb 13, 2017 10:29:44 AM

Physicians don't get sick. 

That's the common refrain propagated by healthcare professionals across the country, according to a 2012 article published in the British Columbia Medical Journal that examined the lifestyle and preventive health behaviors among physicians.

And, not only are physicians supposed to be healthier than their patients, they're also more independent, competitive and high achieving, according to the article's author.

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Topics: work-life balance

Favorite Ski Destinations Near Manchester, New Hampshire

Posted by Fran Lannan on Feb 9, 2017 8:47:06 AM

New Hampshire is known for low taxes, a high quality of life and an unwielding commitment to living free. 

Perhaps it's time to add another item to the list: skiing.

With the White Mountains as its backdrop, New Hampshire has established itself as the go-to state for thrill seekers and snow enthusiasts alike. And Manchester, with its plethora of dining and entertainment options, is the perfect place from which to launch your excursions. 

Here's a look at five of the top (or most convenient) ski destinations near Manchester, New Hampshire:

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Topics: outdoor adventures

Stay Fit! Quick Workouts for the Busy Physician

Posted by Fran Lannan on Feb 7, 2017 5:44:07 PM

Two hours and 30 minutes a week.

That's the amount of moderate intensity physical activity that delivers the most health benefits, according to the "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" published by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 

Good luck committing 150 minutes a week to working out--especially when you're a busy physician who is working up to 80 hours a week, trying to find time for your family and also attempting to sleep once in a while. 

How is a busy physician, with so little time and so much riding on the profession, supposed to find time to exercise? By breaking down their workouts into easily digestible, 15-minute bites of daily exercise that include these seven easy and efficient moves: 

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Topics: work-life balance

Historical Manchester, New Hampshire: The Top 5 Places to Know and Go

Posted by Fran Lannan on Feb 3, 2017 9:23:18 AM

Native Americans used to call it Namaoskeag in honor of the fish that are so bountiful in the nearby rivers and ocean. Today it's considered the "business capital" of New Hampshire, home to high-tech companies specializing in aerospace engineering and electronics.

It's been called "plucky" for its ability to bounce back and move forward after economic downturns--but it has never forgotten its storied past. 

It's Manchester, New Hampshire, and it's a great place to live, work and play. 

Manchester's origins date back to the 1700s, when colonists settled the area and began turning it into a manufacturing powerhouse. Over time, it transformed into a textile mill town, an East Coast epicenter of innovation and an axis of artistic expression.

If you ever find yourself with a few free hours in Manchester, lose yourself in these five fabulous places to know and go.

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Topics: Things to Do, Manchester, Southern New Hampshire, Culture

Why Internal Medicine is an Ideal Physician Career

Posted by Fran Lannan on Jan 24, 2017 1:30:13 PM

When you first embark on a medical career, there seems to be no limit to the practice options available. Specializations such as cardiology, neurology and orthopedics gain much of the attention, of course. However, callings such as family practice and internal medicine, while less glamorous, are no less meaningful or important. Depending on who you are and how you want your professional life to look, internal medicine may be the ideal physician career for you.

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Topics: physician careers, internal medicine

Pediatric Provider Career Paths - Find Your Own Road

Posted by Fran Lannan on Jan 18, 2017 5:12:01 PM

Like most physicians, pediatricians typically choose their jobs based on a variety of factors, including family, location, opportunities for professional growth, lifestyle and income. 

And they've got options; pediatricians are in short supply and high demand.

But the path to a rewarding pediatric provider career isn't likely to be paved with yellow bricks if you don't take the time to consider the environment in which you'll be spending your days (or nights). 

To help you find the road that's right for you, take a look at these five different pediatric provider career options: 

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Topics: physician careers, Pediatrics, provider careers

10 Wonderful Professional Advancements for Neurologists

Posted by Fran Lannan on Jan 16, 2017 10:36:53 AM

If ever there were a specialty deserving of more recognition, it would be neurology. It's advancements and accomplishments, while proving every bit as important as those of other specialties, are not nearly as well known. 

Perhaps the lack of public accolades is due to the very nature of neurology, which deals with both the tangible--anatomy and bodily function--as well as the intangible--disorders of the nerves and nervous system. Maybe it has more to due with the fact that open heart surgery makes for a more exciting headline than helping a person overcome debilitating migraines. 

More likely, it's that neurologists generally aren't self-promoters. 

Here are 10 wonderful professional advancements for neurologists which have saved and enhanced lives while improving the overall quality of care for people suffering from cerebrovascular disease, demyelinating diseases, headache disorders, infections of the brain, neurodegenerative disorders and more:  

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Topics: neurology

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