How did Family Medicine Fare in this year’s National Resident Match?

How did Family Medicine Fare in this year’s National Resident Match?

Well into the fourth year of the America Needs More Family Doctors: 25 X 2030 Collaborative, Match Day 2022 brought some good news: the “largest class of [incoming family medicine] residents ever,” according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). As Dr. Clif Knight, then the AAFP’s Senior Vice President for Education, wrote after the 2020 Match, it was uncertain how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect the number of fourth-year students who matched into family medicine residency programs, even as practicing family physicians were demonstrating their value to health care systems: The increasingly prominent role of family physicians during the past few months highlights the versatility of family medicine training and competencies. Family physicians have flexed into inpatient, community outreach, and emergency coordination roles. … The future for family…
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Five Simple Steps To Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking with Dr Caroline Leaf

Five Simple Steps To Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking with Dr Caroline Leaf

What does the content of your mind look like? Do you sometimes have thoughts you don’t want to have? Do you sometimes feel emotions you don’t want to feel? My guest today has recently published a book called Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: Five Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress and Toxic Thinking which contains techniques and practices that can help any of us whether we have a diagnosed mental health problem or not. My guest is Dr. Caroline Leaf, a cognitive neuroscientist, researcher and best-selling author. Since the 1980s, Dr Leaf has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study neuroplasticity and how the brain can change with directed input from our…
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BITESIZE | Why Emotions Matter More Than You Think | Professor Marc Brackett

BITESIZE | Why Emotions Matter More Than You Think | Professor Marc Brackett

Our emotions affect our creativity, learning and problem solving, but also our physical health and our mental health. Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my weekly podcast for your mind, body, and heart.  Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests. Today’s clip is from episode 179 of the podcast with Professor Marc Brackett, the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Emotions matter more than we think, and, in this clip, Marc explains why being able to understand our own and other’s feelings can have a profound impact on our lives. Disclaimer: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.* Click here for more information on…
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Does Advance Care Planning Improve Decision-Making in Serious Illness?

Since 2008, April 16 has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day that “exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning,” according to The Conversation Project. Advance care planning makes sense for everyone because despite modern medicine’s best efforts to prolong life, death will eventually come for us all. And although most Americans imagine a “good death” as taking place at home, peacefully passing away surrounded by grieving loved ones, the reality is that acute clinical deterioration may be unpredictable; signs of the end of life are not always well defined; and challenging decisions about medical interventions may need to be made precisely when the patient is least capable of making them. Most doctors receive little formal training in advance…
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Elizabeth Day : Life Lessons on Failure, Shame and Infertility

Elizabeth Day : Life Lessons on Failure, Shame and Infertility

CAUTION: This episode contains mild swearing and themes of an adult nature. A few weeks ago, I hosted my first ever Feel Better Live More LIVE show, which took place in a beautiful theatre in London. I’m really excited to share a recording of that conversation with you today. My guest was the brilliant author, journalist and podcast host, Elizabeth Day. Elizabeth hosts a podcast called ‘How to Fail’ which celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. She has also written two books on the subject of failure and so it seemed fitting to begin our conversation talking about this thought provoking topic. Life is full of uncertainty but Elizabeth believes that if anything is certain in life, it is that we will all fail. But what is important, she says, is…
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Making School Safe for Students and Staff During the Pandemic

Making School Safe for Students and Staff During the Pandemic

Since fall 2020, I have served as a medical and public health consultant for a private K-12 school system in the Washington, DC area. At that time, many schools were trying to figure out how to safely reopen for in-person instruction after having taught students online after the COVID-19 pandemic began with unacceptable results. With vaccines for adults and children still in development, schools were implementing a variety of interventions in the hope that some would mitigate viral spread: spacing students six feet apart, universal masking, temperature and symptom screening, regular testing, frequent sanitizing, improving ventilation, hybrid scheduling, cohorting, and quarantines. New studies appeared constantly, and it was my job to sift through the imperfect data to advise the best course of action in the context of changing community infection…
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BITESIZE | 4 Simple Tips to Improve Your Gut Health Jeannette Hyde

BITESIZE | 4 Simple Tips to Improve Your Gut Health Jeannette Hyde

Our gut health impacts so much more than simply our digestive system. The gut is now being implicated in a host of different conditions, including joint pain, brain fog, insomnia and depression. Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my weekly podcast for your mind, body, and heart.  Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests. Today’s clip is from episode 40 of the podcast with nutritional therapist and author, Jeannette Hyde. In this clip, Jeannette explains why the health of our gut microbiome is so important for good physical and mental health. She shares some great strategies she’s used with her own clients that will help us improve our relationship with our gut bugs. Disclaimer: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not…
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The Best Skincare Products Out There May Be Hard to Find

The Best Skincare Products Out There May Be Hard to Find

What are the best skincare products out there? There are lots of things to consider when you’re looking for a skincare solution. It all has to do with a complete philosophy in treating your skin. Eye creams to reverse wrinkles and dark circles are only one part of the equation. The best skincare products contain many more proven effective ingredients that cover every angle. The philosophy of skin care that I’ve outlined is that there are three basic points that you should think about. 1. Are there proven ingredients that help promote collagen and elastin production?2. Are there ingredients that preserve the amounts of hyaluronic acid in the body?3. Do any of the ingredients contain antioxidants to eliminate free radicals? Only when you know the answers to these questions will…
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Best Cellulite Treatments to Help Get Rid of Cellulite in the Legs and Thighs

Best Cellulite Treatments to Help Get Rid of Cellulite in the Legs and Thighs

Finding the best cellulite treatments can be time consuming and expensive. If you really want to get rid of cellulite, then keep reading! Cellulite is the unsightly dimples you find on your legs, thighs, hips, buttock, upper arms, or stomach. Basically, it is little pockets of fat that has been pushed against the body because of weak connective tissue. continuous hormone changes and aging can lead to cellulite growth. How do you get rid of cellulite with exercise and diet? Well, you can try to do resistance training to get rid of cellulite. This type of training will stimulate the muscles underneath and will result in leaner looking legs. Without a gym workout, it can also be done outside which will help to get rid of cellulite also. Other options…
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How Remove Stretch Marks Safely and Effectively Without Any Downtime

How Remove Stretch Marks Safely and Effectively Without Any Downtime

When it comes to stretch mark removal, causes are usually associated with pregnancy or sudden weight gain. Yet both of these have a lot to do with how stretch marks initially appear on your skin. Both Striae not only have the appearance of the skin change but also scarring due to the pocketing of the skin. This scarring then takes on a color that appears as stripes on the skin. Each vein is practically a little tube and when stretching, they chambers in blood vessels and expand with the amount of pressure that is placed on them. This is how they get injured. Even though the appearance of this scarring may sound like a severe case of skin marks, they are actually quite benign. They can be expected to fade…
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