Wellness During Medical Training

Wellness During Medical Training

This is a question that commonly pops up in my email: "How do you stay well during medical school and residency?" This is usually prompted by a scenario such as, "I'm finding it hard to balance it all, I feel so overwhelmed, I'm not taking care of myself, the pressures to get good grades/perform well are just too much, I'm losing empathy, etc. etc." These messages are so devastating to read, because they're a collection of testaments to just how difficult it is to become a healthcare provider.  

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Protect your "Assets"-- All Things Colon Health

Protect your "Assets"-- All Things Colon Health

Referring to colon health, I'm mainly speaking about the prevention and screening for colon cancer. However much of what I'll discuss is doubly applicable to other conditions such as diverticulosis (outpouchings of the colon prone to bleeding and infection) as well as the general maintenance of having regular bowel movements (I could write an entire book on the management of constipation, but that's for another day.)  

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