Epidemic of Workplace Violence in Healthcare

April 9, 2019

On its “All Things Considered” program and in its “Shots” blog, NPR  reported that healthcare workers have been frequent targets of violence against them from patients and their families. OSHA statistics note that incidents of serious workplace violence are four times more common in health care than in other work environments. This is not new […]


Nice Doctor, Healthy Patients

January 27, 2019

A team of social psychologists studied the effect that bedside manner has on patient outcomes. Not surprisingly, patients not only prefer to have a nice doctor who spends a couple extra minutes with them, talks to them as people rather than CPT or RVU numbers, etc., but they actually get better quicker. In my work […]


Prevent Physician Burnout

January 1, 2019

I recently came across this interesting article about physician burnout.  It was a nice review of the relevant literature.  The authors addressed the obvious issues such as job dissatisfaction, turnover and related financial and career-related issues.  They also did a really good job describing the correlation between physician burnout and medical errors (and malpractice claims), […]


More evidence that exercise helps with mood

August 9, 2018

A study was published in Lancet Psychiatry yesterday that added to the evidence that exercise is good for one’s mental health.  In this study, participants rated their mood nearly 1.5 days per month less if they exercised compared to similar people who didn’t exercise.  Those who engaged in team sports, cycling and other exercise with […]


Even a little exercise can help

June 7, 2018

In a blog post from a few years ago about the dose-effect of exercise, I passed along the findings that nearly an hour of rigorous exercise, at least three times per week, can be as effective as antidepressant medication. A newly published study notes that resistance exercise (such as lifting weights) can be useful in […]


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