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Try these five tips for avoiding burnout

Try these five tips for avoiding burnout

Prevention of burnout is the key to avoiding its harmful consequences.

A different look at lipids

A different look at lipids

The first step in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease is for health-care professionals to get a full understanding of a patient's risk.

Debunking diabetes nutrition, carbohydrate myths

Debunking diabetes nutrition, carbohydrate myths

The Grain Foods Foundation explores popular carbohydrate-related myths and assumptions patients with diabetes have likely encountered.

Keep an eye out for depression

Keep an eye out for depression

Females are more likely to have suicide attempts; males are more likely to have completed suicides.

Softening the blow of a diabetes diagnosis

Softening the blow of a diabetes diagnosis

Help patients direct their energy into positive behaviors to manage their diabetes.

Put on your own oxygen mask first

Put on your own oxygen mask first


Clinicians should carve out self-reflection time, even if it starts with just 5 minutes a day of pure silence.

Help children keep asthma at bay

Help children keep asthma at bay

Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.

End-of-life talks in primary care

End-of-life talks in primary care

Health practitioners need to be prepared, and help prepare patients for end-of-life discussions.

Distorted body image not just a girl problem

Distorted body image not just a girl problem

Clinicians are seeing more boys with eating disorders and/or complications related to inappropriate diets, supplement use and steroid use.

My patient, myself? Not always!

My patient, myself? Not always!

How should you answer when a patient asks, "What would you do if you were me?"